Direct Line Group

Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprenticeship

Job Description

Let’s make the most of your talent

An apprenticeship with DLG will help you grow your career whilst working towards a qualification at the same time!

The future is exciting as the technologies used in Body Shops are evolving every day, which is really helping us re-shape the vehicle repair industry. That's why we're excited to grow our teams and looking for people to join us.

We’re searching for Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprentices to join our team on a 2 year programme in our DLG Centre in Wakefield. During the apprenticeship, you will study towards a Level 4 Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprenticeship in partnership with a leading training provider.

About Us:

With a network of body shops that spans the length and breadth of the UK, and 90,000 accident damaged vehicles passing through our garages every year, here at DLG Auto Services, we don’t do things by halves. We’re bringing together sustainable, advanced tech and compassionate customer service to ensure our services stay ahead of the game. And we’re doing it for the good of motorists across the UK.

At DLG Auto Services, we have one goal – to get our customers back on the road as quickly and smoothly as possible. Vehicles keep us connected, and accidents can make getting from A to B that much harder. That’s why, across our 23 sites, we provide high-quality, efficient repair services so that our customers can do more of what they love.

What we are looking for

  • Firstly, you’ll need have or be predicted an A*-G (9-1) GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths and English, which you’ll need to be able to evidence.
  • You need to have lived in the UK for the last 3 years
  • You will also have at least a Level 2 qualification in Vehicle Repair/MET OR
  • You will also ideally have at least a Level 2 qualification in Vehicle Repair/MET OR had at least 2 years’ experience working in the vehicle maintenance/mechanical/body repair sector
  • We’re also looking for an eagerness to learn and embrace change, the ability to meet deadlines and a talent for attention to detail.

Who you’ll be working with

You’ll become a crucial part of our team by being the next generation of VDA’s. We have qualified VDA’s, Technicians and a diverse group of people who you will build trusting relationships with, so they can help nurture your potential and help you thrive in the role.

What you’ll be doing

As a VDA Apprentice you’ll be able to:

  • Appraise a damaged vehicle and identify and record damage, including impact zone and severity
  • Access industry vehicle repair methods and apply them appropriately
  • Interpret and accurately apply estimating software system
  • Using relevant Health and safety measures to get the vehicle back to pre-accident condition in line with Audatex estimates and our own high standards at Direct Line Group Auto Services
  • Along with your standard duties you will have off the job learning through our training partners

What we’ll give you in return:

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our people and the wide variety of perspectives and life experiences they bring. That’s why we offer excellent benefits to suit your lifestyle and a flexible working model combining the best parts of home and office-working, varying with the nature of your role. Core benefits include:

  • 9% employer contributed pension
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • 22 days holiday (rising by 1 each year to 25) + bank holidays and option to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
  • Employee discounts and cashback
  • Plus many more

Ways of Working:

All of our Auto Services Apprenticeships are 100% site based and you would be expected to be able to work from your home site 5 days per week. Hours and shifts can vary depending on your site location but will often include an early start.

We recognise and embrace people that work in different ways so if you need any reasonable adjustments within this recruitment process, please reach out to us and we can discuss how we can support you with this.

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