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Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator Job in Hampshire

Vehicle Damage Assessor, Accident Repair Centre
£27000 - £30000 per annum
Trainee VDA /Estimator
  • Basic Salary up to £27,000
  • Monday – Friday 08:00 – 17:30, 1 in 2/3 Sats 08:30 – 12:00
  • Southampton, Hampshire
  • Accident Repair Group.
We are seeking a Trainee Estimator/VDA in the Southampton area for our client, a well-known accident repair company.
Our Client is a long established Vehicle Accident Repair Centre, they have a great reputation in the local area for quality work, 4+ Stars on Google and a BSI Approved Bodyshop. They work with multiple manufacturers and have a strong relationship with major insurance companies.
They are seeking a Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator to join their Southampton team!

This Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator role is a great opportunity to join a thriving part of the accident repair business. Our Client offers a fully equipped workshop with regular updating of equipment.
For this Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator role, you will need to have prior experience within the automotive trade, ideally with experience within the Accident Repair Sector.
What’s on Offer for the successful Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator?
  • Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:30, 1 in 2/3 08:30 – 12:00
  • Continuous Training and Development
  • Basic Salary: £27,000
  • Opportunity for Bonus
  • Supportive Workshop Environment.
 What will you be doing as a Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator?
  • To handle customer enquiries and queries promptly and efficiently.
  • Liaising with customers by phone and in person
  • Liaising with insurance companies and work providers
  • Estimating damage to customers vehicles
  • Estimating using insurance companies preferred computer system
  • Estimating on or off site
  • Valuating vehicle to repair costs
  • Estimating by insurer and work providers guidelines
  • Ordering correct parts with parts department (genuine or non genuine)
  • Obtaining correct repair methods
  • Updating customers, insurers and work providers of repair status
  • Liaising with other departments
  • Updating online insurance/work provider systems
  • Imaging vehicles throughout stages and uploading them
  • Creating job cards with repair methods attached
  • Obtaining repair authority
  • Updating records on Autoflow
  • Working to BSI0125 guidelines
  • Invoicing.
To be considered for this Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator role, you must have:
  • Full UK Driving licence
  • Previous Experience within an ARC network preferable
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good organisation skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • To be a team player.
If this Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor / Estimator Job interests you and you would like to know more about it or other roles such as a Bodyshop Advisor, MET Technician, Paint Sprayer, VDA, Estimator, Bodyshop Manager, Panel Beater, Smart Repairer, or other Automotive Jobs & Accident Repair jobs in Southampton, Portsmouth, Fareham, Chandlers Ford, Eastleigh, Gosport, Totton, Fawley, Romsey, Hedge End, Salisbury, Winchester, Andover, Waterlooville, Chichester & Havant, West Sussex, and Hampshire please contact Martin Bane at Perfect Placement.

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