Climbing National Windscreens ‘ladder of opportunity’

Sustained growth and recent contract wins at National Windscreens means we have lots of brand-new job opportunities on offer across the business, giving you the chance to forge a career with one of the UK’s most respected automotive glazing organisations.

The roles all offer a chance to work on the latest automotive technology for calibration and windscreen repair and replacement, with excellent earning capability in a rewarding role as part of a highly supportive and nationally respected team.

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We caught up with our fitting technician and mentor Aaron Knight (pictured below) based at the Newcastle fitting and calibration centre, who took us through his experience and typical day-to-day in the role. He has worked at National Windscreens for 12 years.

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How long have you worked for National Windscreens and why did you join?

Prior to starting out in windscreen fitting I worked in car window tinting and vinyl wrapping. I’ve always been involved in the automotive industry in some way and have always been interested in cars and bikes. I worked for another automotive glazing company for two years before joining National Windscreens and have now been at the company for 12 years.

I started out as a trainee technician in a two-man team, fitting replacement screens to large vehicles, then moved into a windscreen fitter role, going out on the road, and doing repairs to windscreens as well as door glass. From there, I moved into a mentor position, so I will guide new members of the team and help them start their careers and share some of my experiences with the trainees to help them deliver quality work and learn on the job.

What’s a typical day like for you and what do you enjoy most?

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Personally, I work across the north of England, but mostly within the Newcastle area.

Like the other technicians, we arrive at the depot each morning where we’re provided with our jobs for the day. We’ll collect the glass from the depot, then communicate with our customers for that day and advise them of the time when they should expect us to arrive.

There’s no typical day as such - the type of vehicle and windscreen you could be working on is always different. I’ve worked on a huge range of vehicles, from heavy goods vehicles to modern supercars.

I enjoy going from place to place, having the freedom to travel, and using the specialist equipment. All the new ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) that are coming through with further enhancements mean we’re always upping our game to stay ahead of the latest industry innovations.

What would you say to someone thinking of becoming a technician?

There’s so much room to grow within the company. National Windscreens has a big family feel to it. In my mentoring position I really enjoy helping people move up the ladder and seeing them succeed really motivates me. Everyone is rooting for you.

We have so many opportunities to train in the role, gaining relevant NVQ qualifications too. I’ve gained a level 2 NVQ in ADAS calibration and now I am working towards level 3.

Whether you have no experience at all or are looking to join as an experienced fitting technician, National Windscreens has opportunities at every level. Find jobs throughout the UK and apply here