Salary Details: Competitive, depending on experience
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
My Nationwide Rewards, which includes discounts at Major supermarkets, High Street retailers, Travel & much more! Average saving is around £500 per year
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.
The job of VDA Estimator
As part of a team of technicians you will undertake the inspection of damaged vehicles, assessing the full extent of the damage, costs of repair and timeframes. An important aspect of this job is to identify the correct prescribed repair method and prepare, record and maintain records of electronic and manual estimates. You will then liaise effectively with insurance companies to obtain their authority to repair the vehicle at the costs estimated. You will also effectively liaise with customers engineers and technicians to explain and ensure they understand the repair methodology.
You will report into Adam Norton, General Manager, who has been at Nationwide for just under a year. He is passionate about Customers and 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 VDA Estimator you will be responsible for assessing many different marques of vehicle. This means keeping up-to-date with all repair methodologies and it is also important for you as a VDA Estimator to fully understand different insurers and manufacturers literature and bulletins. 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.
So 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. 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 Scott Malloy, General Manager, “I went into parts for four years before moving to estimating where I worked for another seven. It’s a great industry to join if you’re looking to progress as the opportunity is there for anyone to take. I’ve helped out in every role the site has to offer and having that wider understanding has particularly benefited me in my role as a General Manager. The team is great, we all get along well and have a bit of banter, but I think that shows that everyone is happy in their roles. 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 we think good looks like
As a VDA Estimator we would like you to have an interest and passion in what we do. With professionalism appearance we would also appreciate it if you have 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
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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