Trainee Vehicle Damage Estimator - BMW Bedford

Posted 07 June 2024
Job type Permanent
Discipline Bodyshop

Job description

Trainee Vehicle Damage Estimator
Here at Group 1 Automotive we are actively looking for enthusiastic individuals excited to join our ever-growing automotive family, and if you’re as passionate about cars as we are then we'd love to welcome you to the team where you will be welcomed into a friendly team and be part of our exciting journey.
As a Bodyshop Estimator at Group 1 Automotive you will be welcomed into a friendly team and have the opportunity to work with an exciting brand.
What you will be doing?
Carrying out estimates accurately, in detail acceptable to the Manager and sending these to customers in a timely manner.
Ensuring you clearly identify and understand the customer’s needs and desires.
Maintaining a thorough understanding of the full range of competitors’ products and services.
Informing customers of additional repairs needed over and above those estimated for, including approximate costs and revised completion.
Liaising with insurance companies / third parties to access necessary claim information.
Carrying out all estimate follow-ups.
Handing over completed vehicles ensuring customer satisfaction with work carried out.
Making sure a constant communication is adhered to at all times with approved repairer.
Assisting the Workshop Controller to achieve recorded completion dates or advise Bodyshop Administrator of issues affecting completion date.
Responsibility for work quality and final checking of all vehicles for both the repair and completion stage.

What we are looking for?
We are looking for individuals who meet the below criteria to join our team. If you think you’ve got what it takes and meet the criteria below, then please apply!

Previous experience of working within the Automotive industry
Comprehensive knowledge of the motor trade
Able to influence, motivate and manage a team effectively
Maintain methodical and logical approach to varying workloads
Will be able to meet deadlines and prioritise workloads
A full UK driving licence

Why work for Group 1 Automotive
There are many great reasons to join the Group 1 Automotive team, including the following industry-leading benefits package:
Competitive salary
Accelerated training pathways & career progression
State of the art facilities with modern automotive technology
Part time and term time flexible working available
Family friendly benefits such as enhanced Paternity & Maternity leave
Long Service holiday rewards that increase with your length of service
Paid day off for your birthday
Plus, much more!!
Our Values
At Group 1 Automotive we pride ourselves on our five core values that are incorporated in all we do.
Respect - Integrity - Transparency - Teamwork - Professionalism
These are the principles that every member of our team lives by, whether that be business functions, customer interactions, how we interact with the local community and even how we view each other in the team.
Who we are?
Group 1 Automotive is part of a well-established and growing within the UK, with a wide representation of brands across America too. We primarily operate in the East and South East of England, representing brands across a range of dealerships and employing over 3,000 colleagues that are dedicated to providing exceptional customer service.
We recognise that a successful business is built around the quality and contentment of its people. As such, we are committed to providing fantastic career opportunities, state of the art resources, comprehensive training, competitive earnings packages and a wide variety of benefits and provisions to ensure our teams receive the utmost support, both professionally and personally.