Bill Plant Driving School Instructor Support Update – 1st October 2021

ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor Expo

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that the team at Bill Plant Driving School are proud to be exhibiting at the ADINJC & Intelligent Instructor National Conference & Expo ’21 at Heart of England Conference & Events Centre, Fillongley, Coventry on Sunday 10th October. The event is a fantastic opportunity for many of our instructors to meet with members of the head office team and connect with one another (as well as compete on our huge Bill Plant Driving School Scalextric track!)

Visitors can attend for free and enjoy a wide range of activities. The last event was a unique Driving Instructor Show for the industry and, having had discussions with the organisers, we are very excited for what this year’s event brings to Driving Instructors across the country (including both a bigger and better Scalextric track!)

Training Department Update

The Training Support Team and Training Department have made significant progress in establishing a revised Driving Instructor Trainer franchise proposition, for both existing and new Driving Instructor Trainers. Bill Plant Driving School’s Driving Instructor Training Academy has seen significant growth over the last 12 months, and it is expected that we will require a significant number of additional trainers to service existing and future trainees over the coming years. The driving school has seen a nationwide increase in demand to become a Driving Instructor, alongside a current backlog of previously scheduled training courses, caused by the various national Covid-19 lockdowns.

With an expected increase in the number of courses required for the foreseeable future, the logistical challenges are significant. At this stage, as work on this project is still ongoing, we will now aim to have this proposition communicated to our instructors in full by the beginning of the new year. We apologise for the delay in our announcement, but we are hopeful that with the extra planning time, we will be able to provide a far more competitive option for those looking to progress their career as a Driving Instructor Trainer with Bill Plant Driving School.

Instructor of the month

We always appreciate an instructor who goes out of their way to ensure their colleagues’ pupils are looked after and the driving school’s reputation is safeguarded when the need arises. We are pleased to announce that Michelle Lynch, based in Blackpool, has won October’s Instructor of the Month award, having been nominated for covering a series of driving tests and driving lessons when one of her local Bill Plant Driving School’s colleagues had to self-isolate.

The whole head office team would like to place on record our thanks to Michelle, and hope that she enjoys a well deserved franchise free week. Finally, we would like to again take this opportunity to remind our instructors to please continue sending in your nominations for Instructor of the Month to the media@billplant.co.uk inbox. We look forward to recognising many further successes from our world-class Driving Instructors!

Instructor Support

Should you need any guidance please do not hesitate to contact your Relationship Manager in the Instructor Support Team on 01765 643374.

From everyone at Bill Plant Driving School, thank you for your on-going support and stay safe.

Kind regards

Tom Hixon
Head of Instructor Support