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Apprentice Vehicle Damage Assessor - Apollo Motor Company (Bournemouth) Ltd

3a Leyland Road, Poole, BH12 5HD
£11,255.40 to £22,230.00 annually
Closing date
6 Jul 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
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What will the apprentice be doing?
  • Appraise a damaged vehicle and Identify and record damage, including impact zone and severity
  • Identify non-accident related damage to vehicle
  • Make use of manual and digital image technology to record areas of identified damage
  • Accurately record data from the vehicle e.g mileage, model, make , etc
  • Identify and evaluate condition of safety related systems
  • Access industry vehicle repair methods and apply them appropriately
  • Differentiate between repair over replacement of components
  • Apply accurate opinion times for method and duration of repair
  • Assess the cost and duration of a repair
  • Discuss damage and repairs with vehicle owners, insurance companies, staff and managers.
  • Listen to views, opinions and feedback while responding to concerns and negotiating using evidence based reasoning
  • Assess the current market value of vehicles using approved manufactures guides
  • Obtain authorisation from the client to proceed with repairs to a vehicle while confirming costs
  • Interpret and accurately apply estimating and business software.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • The qualification is IMI Vehicle damage assessor
  • The off the job training is carried out by Thatcham academy via 8 one week blocks at Thatcham Research - Newbury Berkshire
  • Travel and accommodation(D.B.B) is arranged by Apollo Motor Group

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • Fully qualified VDA position
  • Possible flexibility of VDA group support role
  • Gateway to future assistant or full management roles within our group

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, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Motor vehicle (Grade Pass) Essential
Other Motor vehicle experience (Grade minimum 2 years) Essential
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