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Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprentice — Doncaster

Job description

Steer Automotive are 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.

  • 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 skill
  • Career in the motor vehicle industry

The ideal candidate:

  • 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

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
  • 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

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: 10/06/2023

Possible start date: 16/06/2023

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

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

The programme for the Vehicle Damage Assessor Apprenticeship incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College.

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

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

Employer information

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.

Address details:

Coalpit Road Denaby Lane Indsustrial Estate, Denaby Main, Doncaste
DN12 4LH

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Reference number VAC1000153556
Working week Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 36 Months
Apprenticeship level Higher
Related course Vehicle Damage Assessor - Higher Apprenticeship (Level 4)
Salary £20,000.00 (Annually)

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