Salary Details: Negotiable depending on skills and experience, with company benefits
Benefits: This job includes:
* 22 days’ holiday plus Bank Holidays, * Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers * Workplace Pension and Life Assurance * Employee Assistance Programme. * IMI (ATA) Accreditation Support, through our Nationwide Academy * Mobile Phone Discount Scheme and My Nationwide Car Scheme * Tool Club * My Nationwide Rewards, which includes discounts at Major supermarkets, High Street retailers, Travel & much more! Average saving is around £500 per year * UniformThe job of a Panel Technician
As part of a team of specialists you will undertake the repair or replacement of bodywork panels of damaged vehicles, including chassis and framework. to an extremely high standard, adhering to manufacturers literature as appropriate. The Panel Technicians job also includes ensuring that equipment used is operated in accordance with defined safety requirements
You will report into the General Manager who has been at Nationwide for a number of years. He is as passionate about Customers as he is about his team and is absolutely determined to make his Bodyshop the best in group. It’s an amazing team!
What you will be doing
Our Bodyshop is fast paced and exciting with lots of opportunity to make an incredible difference and apply your expertise and skill. In the job of Panel Technician you will be repairing many different marques of vehicle. This means performing repairs to an extremely high standard. It is also important for you as a Panel Beater for you to fully understand different manufacturers literature and bulletins so you are fully up-to-date.
Another very important aspect of the job is teamwork as you will be working with other colleagues in the Bodyshop as well as across other functional areas.
What we think good looks like
As a Panel Technician we would like you to have an interest and passion in what we do. With professionalism appearance we would also appreciate it if you had your own stocked toolbox, excellent job knowledge and be highly motivated. Naturally, due to the nature of the job you will need to have a full UK/EU Driving Licence and the relevant qualifications for the job (ATA, NVQ Level 3, or City and Guilds as well as experience in the accident repair environment). We will help and support you with the rest
So are you a future Nationwider?
Nationwide aims to be the employer of choice within the accident repair industry. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and nurturing the very best candidates for every job, recognising and rewarding your achievements and supporting your personal development.
Achieving this goal will help us maintain our position as the one of Europe’s leading accident repair networks. It will also enable us to set the standard by which all other accident repair centres are measured.
Nationwide is one of Europe’s largest accident repair networks with 120+ bodyshops, mobile repair, glazing and accident management services. Since our inception, we have set the industry benchmark in accident repair and we continue to provide services to the world’s most recognised car manufacturers and dealerships from all over the world using our tried and tested award-winning approach.
We have doubled in size in the last 2 years and with future expansion on the horizon it has never been a better time to join the team.
And what about career progression?
Well the world is your oyster at Nationwide. As long as you have the right attitude and do a great job, Nationwide will invest in your learning, development and job progression. The obvious choice for you would be to progress to be a Workshop Controller however there are many more jobs in Nationwide that you might be interested in and we will invest in you to help you reach your goals.
Take Curtis Woodley, a Panel Technician at Chelmsford Rapid repair. Curtis started as an apprentice and says “I finished my Apprenticeship here but I’ve never stopped learning and developing my skill set. Nationwide have given me the opportunity to complete my ATA Accreditation and Aircon qualification as they saw that I had the potential and that I was eager to learn. I did the course at our Technical Training Centre in Goole which has a team of dedicated trainers just for Nationwide Team Members.
Come and join us, it’s awesome”. Nationwide are absolutely committed to making sure you have a great place to work and are excited and engaged in what you are doing. Nationwide will support and reward all of your achievements.
What happens next?
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Once you have applied for the job, we will initially consider your skills and experience based on your CV and application. If you match the job, we will be in touch with you to advise you of the next stage in the process.
Nationwide is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes all applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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