Apprentice Motor Engineer

  • Allianz
  • Remote (Flexible)
  • 05 Oct, 2020
Apprenticeship Apprenticeships Automotive Engineering

Job Description

Position Description

Building on our successful business performance and growth, we’re looking for future experts to develop and coach within the Motor Engineer Services Team. 

We always look to hire the best talent and are as committed to our employees as we are to our customers. Our customers expect a seamless and high quality inspection and repair process, and we offer an unrivalled training and career development to ensure that our experts deliver this.

We’re looking for a motivated self-starter with a genuine passion for the industry. As this apprenticeship involves continuous learning, you’ll need to be committed, disciplined, and comfortable managing your own time and development.

We’ll provide additional training and development through a comprehensive apprenticeship programme supported via Thatcham. 

The apprenticeship is expected to take a minimum of 3 years subject to previous experience. We’ll support all aspects of the apprenticeship through to being a fully qualified Motor Engineer, including applications to the Institute of Engineer Assessors, Institute of the Motor Industry, Salvage Qualification and Vehicle Damage Assessor qualification. We also provide training on Audatex estimating system, Engineer Diary Management System and Thatcham Escribe Repair Methodology.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship you’ll be assigned a  defined geographical area, forming part of a UK-wide team. You’ll inspect vehicles using Audatex and our bespoke Engineer Diary Management System, and will be responsible for negotiating the method and cost of repair, dealing with total loss cases and providing expert guidance to our stakeholders. You'll work in partnership with local network and non-network repairers.

You’ll be required to work remotely from home with a mix of desk and physical inspections when required.  The ratio of desk to physical will vary depending on the needs of the business.  Following suitable training and induction into the role, we’d expect you to work with minimal supervision, utilising your experience and expertise to make quick decisions in a fast-paced environment.

As mentioned above, our priority is to find the best fit for the role, regardless of prior experience.

Skills & Experience

The successful candidate will hold a level 2 qualification or above in a mechanical or body related discipline

Or

Practical experience gained by physically working on/with motor vehicles in either a body or mechanical scenario.

Basic understanding/awareness of vehicle systems such as brakes, steering, suspension, electrics and engine/transmission.

Alternatively, an understanding of body repair such as panel repair techniques, hot and cold joining processes, panel replacement and different materials.

Alternative qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Additionally

IT literate, familiar with a PC and tablet/smartphone for general tasks such as:
•Accessing and navigating the internet
•Logging into computer programmes
•Printing documents
•Logging into apps and uploading information
•Negotiation skills
•Excellent customer service skills
•Ability to adapt to differing situations

What we can offer you

Recognised and rewarded for a job well done, we have a range of flexible benefits for you to choose from - including retail discounts and insurance cover - so you can pick a package that’s perfect for you. We also offer flexible working options and global career development opportunities across the wider Allianz Group. That’s on top of enjoying all the benefits you’d expect from the world’s number one insurance brand, including:

• Flexible buy/sell holiday options
• Competitive bonus scheme
• Generous pension contributions
• Development days
• A discount up to 50% on a range of insurance products including car, home and pet
• Retail discounts

About Us

At Allianz we want everyone to bring their full self to work, so we invest in our people’s personal and professional development. This helps us build the high performing workforce of tomorrow, but don’t just take our word for it – at the British Insurance Awards we won seven awards, including General Insurer of the Year and Commercial Lines Insurer of the Year.

We’re at a pivotal moment in our history following the purchases of the LV= General Insurance Group and the General Insurance division of Legal & General, making us the second biggest general insurer in the UK.  We’re building our future together, and we’re excited about the possibilities ahead – interested in being part of the team?

Additional Requirements

At Allianz we believe that the difference in our people makes the difference to our business. We’re committed to removing any barriers in our recruitment process so if you’re having difficulties with your online application or any other stage, please email us.

For external applicants only –
Please be aware that we will require satisfactory pre-employment evidence to include DBS, Financial Probity and Fraud checks, before you can commence employment with us.