Apprenticeships with Nationwide Accident Repair
The Nationwide Repairs Apprenticeship programme offers a range of apprenticeship throughout their UK network. The company repairs over 360,000 vehicles every year and is the leading and largest comprehensive automotive repairer in the UK.
Nationwide boasts the broadest range of repair solutions and services in the industry today. The company has 125 state-of-the-art equipped Repair Centres and a UK wide Mobile Repair network. It also benefits from a UK wide mobile glass repair and replacement network. Furthermore, the company also has three Rapid Repair centres, and an accident management and claims handling service.
Nationwide has numerous manufacturer and retailer approvals at a local level, including Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Honda, Skoda, Mazda, SEAT, Jaguar, Audi, BMW and Land Rover. The business has become the preferred repairer of many of the UK’s insurance companies including RSA, Zurich, Aviva, AXA, Allianz, CIS and many more.
As the UK’s largest vehicle repairer, Nationwide takes its environmental responsibilities seriously. Its key policy is, wherever possible, to ‘repair rather than replace’ as this reduces energy consumption and preserves raw materials. The company also reduces pollution by using low-noise equipment and the very latest chemical free, water-based paint systems in both bodyshops and the Mobile Repair vans.
An innovative recycling initiative across the network of repair centres has seen recycling increase by 592% in just two years. This initiative has reduced Nationwide’s carbon footprint by 551 tonnes. Over 85 tonnes of paper and cardboard were recycled in 2011 (equal to saving over 1500 trees) and 82% of Nationwide’s total waste is now recycled.
Facts about Nationwide Accident Repair:
- In a typical year, Nationwide uses 150,000 litres of paint.
- In a typical year, Nationwide will repair One in every 150 vehicles on the road.
- The most popular colour of vehicle on the road is silver, but Nationwide repair more blue vehicles.
In 2017, the Nationwide Repairs Apprenticeship programme announced the intention to recruit an additional 250 apprentices throughout their UK network. This is equivalent to 2 Apprentices at each location. The company also has a proud history of their Apprentices competing and succeeding at the highest level competitions, including the World Skills Fair in Abu Dhabi. In 2017 Nationwide Repairs Apprenticeship Paint Technician, Daryl Head, from NCRC Swindon, won a Silver in Car Painting. The company is also represented in the IMI Skill Auto competition, and has regularly been awarded in the IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards and the Bodyshop Awards.
Nationwide Accident Repair is also the main sponsor of an entry in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, which is regularly attended by over 400 Nationwide employees.
Roles Available with Nationwide Accident Repair
The following Nationwide Repairs Apprenticeship roles are available at various locations throughout the UK, depending on local requirements at individual sites:
- Mechanical Electrical Trim Technician *
- Paint Sprayer
- Panel Beater
* The skills learned during a Mechanical Electrical Trim Technician are broadly similar to those of a Service Technician.
Education Requirements for Nationwide Accident Repair
To apply for a Nationwide Repairs Apprenticeship, candidates should be able to demonstrate the following qualifications:
- 3 GCSEs in English, Maths, and ICT at Grade C or above
When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Nationwide Accident Repair?
The Nationwide Repairs Apprenticeship programme often has vacancies throughout the year at various locations. However, the main recruitment period for new Apprentices to apply for roles is in the first few months of each year. Candidates should check the Nationwide Repairs Apprenticeship website for details of specific roles at a location of interest.
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