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Appren­tice Vehi­cle Dam­age Asses­sor – Cus­tomer Ser­vice — Macclesfield

Job description

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprentice vehicle damage assessor to join their highly successful and growing organisation. They will learn skills to appraise and compile estimates in order to repair accident damaged vehicles correctly.

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprenticeship candidates to start their career within their highly successful and growing organisation, as a Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprentice.

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

A Vehicle Damage Assessor will construct a comprehensive repair pack to ensure damage vehicle are repaired in a safe and structural process.

To achieve this, a range of

  • MET
  • Panel,
  • Paint Administrative process,
  • Customer Service skills will form the basis of the required breadth of knowledge.
  • The person be required to engage with a range of customers by many methods including direct “face to face”, email, telephone and by structured “platforms” communication.

The skills to be developed prepare the plan for the various workshop technicians to actually undertake all repair processes to reinstate vehicle to pre-accident condition. The post holder will also be required to complete any other tasks deemed by the line manager as appropriate in line with the role.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 10/10/2022

Possible start date: 11/10/2022

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • IT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Administrative skills
  • Team working
  • Team working

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent English A* - D / 9 to 3 (Essential)
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths A* - D / 9 to 3 (Essential)

Training provided

Over a two-year period, they will gain a nationally recognised qualification Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner (ST0072/AP02) and become a Vehicle Damage Assessor.

A dedicated pathway containing specialist training will run alongside the Standard to ensure they gain full knowledge of their specialist area at the appropriate level.

As a Vehicle Damage Assessor, you will have direct contact with customers, initially booking them in for work to their vehicles and then informing them of any additional repairs required. Automotive Customer Service Practitioner with a VDA pathway- Level 2 Standard.

You will need GCSEs at grades 9-3/A*-D, including

  • English Language and maths, one of English Language or Maths must be grade 9-4/A*-C.
  • Functional Skills Level 1 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 3/D and Functional Skills Level 2 can be used as equivalent to GCSE grade 4/C or above.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. Regular review and welfare visits from appointed assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Future progression

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

Employer information

Gemini ARC was established in July 2008, our experience in running highly efficient and professional bodyshops spans over 20 years. With 18 locations across the country we have partnerships with most major insurance companies and vehicle manufacturers so we can demonstrate our commitment to quality, and maintaining our goal of making the repair journey as stress free as possible for our customers.

Address details:

GEMINI REPAIRS LIMITED
Brunel Road
Lyme Green Business Park
Macclesfield
SK11 0TA

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Reference number VAC1000089467
Working week Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 17:00.
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 15 Months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Gemini Accident Repair Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £11,689.60 (Annually)

Wage explained

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