Apprentice Vehicle Damage Assessor SOLUS (LONDON) LIMITED

Our Solus Aviva Vehicle Damage Assessors are able to methodically and accurately inspect and assess all elements of a motor vehicle that has sustained damage and requires repair. Identify which parts of the vehicle should be repaired or replaced, assessing and costing repair of a vehicle producing accurate & detailed repair specifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 40 hours per week with paid breaks, 8am - 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A Vehicle Damage Assessor will have an understanding of the manual process of assessing and costing repair of a vehicle, whilst also being able to use the relevant electronic estimating software. They will have knowledge of all types of vehicles including petrol, diesel, electric and hybrid. In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with the customer of the damaged vehicle, insurance company and vehicle technicians to discuss the assessment, damage to the vehicle and how it will be repaired. 

Liaising with customers and insurance companies face to face to explain repairs to be carried out using knowledge gained from method research.

Candidates will also be responsible for ensuring all estimates compiled are done so by using manufacture methodology.

The training you will be getting

Our training is conducted in partnership with Nottingham College. Training will take place over three years and result in a Level 4 Vehicle Damage Assessor Standard qualification.

Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

  • Top quality training methods, materials and resources
  • Technical specialists with industry expertise
  • Support from a world-leading vehicle repair technology centre
  • Excellent pastoral care

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You will become a qualified Vehicle Damage Assessor which could progress to Motor Engineer. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

To become a Solus Aviva Vehicle Damage Assessor all we ask is that you have a passion for what we do. Our programme is designed to give you support in your career journey where you are recognised for your achievements at every step of the way. Winner of the 2022 Best Apprenticeship Scheme Award.

About the employer

Solus is one of the largest body repair groups in the country, employing over 1000 expert people across 27 UK locations and have repaired over 700,000 vehicles in the last 15 years and is wholly owned by Aviva  -Up to £5,250.00 per annum in additional bonus  -Our excellent benefits and rewards packages -Employer matched pension contributions up to 7.5% (service dependent) -Discounts on Aviva products and services -Savings and benefits schemes -Discounts and schemes for electric vehicle purchase for all employees -Holding several main manufacturer approvals – Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Mini, and Volkswagen -Well known for prestigious award winning in the industry, customer service, apprenticeships, and IT systems fields -Links with Thatcham to get the best products and training here in the UK -We have a variety of locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. -We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job.




Solus Ipswich

Unit 1, Wood Farm Business Centre

Stonham Road



Samantha Ranger


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Training provider


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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Aug 2024