Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprentice -Wellingborough STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Steer Automotive are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Assessor to join their busy body shop. 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: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Higher
    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250150

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

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

Duties will include:

  • 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

  • Vehicle Damage Assessor Level 4 apprenticeship standard
  • 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.

Training and training location to be confirmed.

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, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Punctual, Reliable, Hardworking

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Steer Automotive Group is an accident repair group with a difference. Our team has over 30 years of knowledge and expertise within the bodyshop industry, we’re the company you can trust. The Steer network reaches far and wide, with 57 sites and 1400 colleagues across the UK, all managed at a regional level. This makes us the UK's largest independent repair group. You’ll find our highly-qualified technicians deliver true excellence on every job. And our customer service is founded on respect and integrity.

Employer

STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

Address

19 Bradfield Close

NN8 4RQ

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

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

Contact

Harman Dhillon

harman.dhillon@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

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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