Apprentice Vehicle Damage Assessor - Steer Automotive Group Westbury STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

We are seeking a well organised apprentice who can work well within our vehicle damage assessment team. You will be using the latest electronic estimating software to populate accurate vehicle accident repair costings whilst making use of manual and digital image technology to record areas of identified damage for our extensive range of customers.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,976.00 to £26,769.60

    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 to 5.30pm (inclusive of 1 x 30 minute lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 45.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Appraise a damaged vehicle to identify and record damage
  • Identify non-accident related damage 
  • Make use of manual and digital image technology to record areas of identified damage
  • Accurate recording of vehicle data
  • Identify and evaluate condition of safety related systems
  • Access industry and vehicle repair methods while applying them appropriately
  • Differentiate between repair over replacement of repair
  • Apply accurate opinion times for method and duration of repair
  • Assess the cost and duration of repair
  • Discuss findings with both the insured and insurers
  • Listen to views, opinions and feedback while responding to concerns.
  • Assess the current market value of the vehicle using approved manufacturers guides
  • Obtain authorisation from insurers and the insured to proceed with the repairs while confirming costs
  • Interpret and accurately apply estimating and business software

The training you will be getting

  • I.M.I9 Institute of the Motor Industry, Level 4 Vehicle Damage Assessment 
  • The "Off The Job" training is primarily carried out by Thatcham Academy via 8 one week block
  • Travel and accomodation during the block training is arranged by Steer Automotive Group

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Fully qaulified VDA position
  • Gateway to higher roles and responsibility within the group e.g assistant manager/ site manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4 or above) Essential
Other Related qualification or experience (Grade Level 2) Essential

About the employer

Steer Automotive Group are one of the fastest growing and progressive Accident Repair Groups in the UK, with sustained growth and continuous investment in the latest technology and training. This role will be an integral part of the site and you will be trained to work to the highest standards and develop a commitment to complete quality from start to finish.




Innovation House

Kingdom Avenue, Northacre Industrial Park


BA13 4FG


Jim Swann


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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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