The AA Driving School is looking to cement its place as NZ’s largest driving, riding and road safety training operator by seeking motivated teaching professionals who are looking to move their educational careers in a new, commercial direction or aspiring small business owners throughout the country to join us via our leading licensee model.
We take a friendly, supportive and encouraging approach to managing our relationships with our licensee Driving Instructors.
Based on the feedback that we have received from our students, it is clear that there is a preference for driving instructors who have a background in education or school teaching.
We are always on the lookout for engaged, passionate, teachers or educators who want an opportunity to own and run their own small business whilst helping to train, educate and de-risk NZ’s next generation of drivers.
There is scope to focus on either automatic or manual transmission tuition and you can manage workload as you see fit to ensure that all important work/life balance.
A current NZTA Instructor “I” Endorsement is necessary to operate as a Driving Instructor – but we can help you with that if needed!
How the model works for a new Instructor joining our family – the basics:
A fully branded, new Suzuki vehicle with dual controls & in-car camera system, AA uniform and all training material mean you are good to go
Post codes and/or regions are allocated within which you can operate & deliver services
Support from the AA Head Office covers induction, national marketing & brand awareness, local marketing, social media & web, business development, mentoring, etc.
You get to leverage AA’s influence, credibility and advocacy
Centralised web booking system and 24/7 NZ based call centre support for your customers/clients
Leads are distributed direct to you to follow-up personally with the customer
What do ideal AA Driving Instructor traits look like?
True passion for road safety
A desire to make a difference – to improve NZ’s next generation of drivers
Excellent people skills and the ability to put people at ease
Flexible and adaptable approach – open to giving & receiving feedback/coaching
Enjoys meeting new people and engaging with people of all ages and from all walks of life
Business and financial nous – solid record keeping and basic finance management skills
Self-marketer and promoter who also knows “word of mouth” is key
What’s great about our business model?
Personal autonomy and freedom to manage your own business and workload
Contribute to the improvement of New Zealand’s driving standards and road safety
Work with the AA – need we say more!
Very competitive entry value proposition – low cost entry/low barrier to exit – flexible
Low cost annual licence fee – no ongoing commissions or marketing fees
Access to negotiated offers with Suzuki NZ, and other key suppliers
Support all the way from a committed and passionate team at Head Office
Mentoring, professional development and local support
Opportunity to diversify into fleet training, in- class tuition, DDC, motorcycles & more