Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprentice - Leeds SYTNER GROUP LIMITED

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Assessor to join their busy bodyshop. You will gain the skills to accurately inspect and assess all elements of a motor vehicle that has sustained damage and requires repair

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary - £9 p/h for 1st Year Apprentices based on an 40-hour week

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday, 8:30am – 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Role: Long description

The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive training, while in full-time employment.

What will I be doing? The broad purpose of the occupation is to methodically and accurately inspect and assess all elements of a motor vehicle that has sustained damage and requires repair.

They will be able to identify and record damage on a vehicle and determine (using prescribed information from Manufacturers) which parts of the vehicle should be repaired or replaced.

· Appraise a damaged vehicle and identify and record damage, including impact zone and severity

· Identify non-accidental damage to vehicles

· Make use of manual and digital image technology to record areas of damage identified

· Accurately record data from the vehicle including the correct vehicle identification and model details, mileage and modifications

· Differentiate between items that need repairing and items that need replacement

Where could the course take me?

• Advanced apprenticeship to further improve your knowledge and skills

• Career in the motor vehicle industry

The training you will be getting

The programme for the Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprenticeship incorporates;

  • Knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College.
  • Vehicle Damage Assessor Level 4
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.
  • For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.

Regular review and welfare visits from appointed assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will progress to full-time employment with the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Punctual at all times


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/ 9-4) Desired

Things to consider

Skills required: A VDA will have excellent communication skills, be able to negotiate and have a methodical approach to work. Being able to carry out work accurately is essential. Excellent communication skills; passionate about the automotive industry; forward thinking and keen to learn with an interest in development and progression; hardworking; punctual; reliable; ability to use own initiative; must have a ‘can do’ attitude.

About the employer

At Sytner Audi we aim to provide all our valued customers with the best possible customer service. Whether you are looking for a brand new Audi, a quality Approved Used Audi, or booking an Aftersales Service, we look forward to welcoming you to one of our nationwide Audi Centres in the near future. All Sytner Audi Centres strive to achieve our core values on a daily basis and are supremely confident in providing uncompromising quality in every aspect of our service. Our chief aim is to offer every single one of our visitors unrivalled customer service throughout every visit.




Apex Business Park

Apex Way


LS11 5LN

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage assessor

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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