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Vehicle Damage Assessor (VDA) Apprentice - Maldon, Essex

2 Galliford Rd, Heybridge, Maldon, CM9 4XD
£10,982.40 annually
Closing date
6 Dec 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
What you will do in your working day

As an apprentice Vehicle Damage Assessor, your role will be varied and interesting - no two days will be the same! Typically duties will include:
  • Inspecting and assessing accident damaged vehicles
  • Researching repair methods to work out the correct and safe repair required for each individual vehicle
  • Using specialist software to produce work instructions and costings
  • Liaise with technical colleagues, customers and insurance companies to negotiate the repair

The training you will be getting
  • Our training partner will deliver a high quality programme here in our state-of-the-art bodyshop alongside a highly skilled mentor - both will support you in becoming a skilled and qualified vehicle damage assessor
  • Once the apprenticeship is complete, you will achieve a Level 4 Apprenticeship Qualification in Vehicle Damage Assessor
  • Functional skills if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
  • Following completion of your apprenticeship you can expect permanent employment as well as opportunities to progress into roles such as Workshop Controller or Bodyshop Manager
  • The opportunities are endless, having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their careers within the automotive sector following their own interests and ambitions

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 GCSE or equivalent (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths GCSE or equivalent (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Essential

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