Earn and learn as a trainee technician at National Windscreens

We have new job opportunities for trainee technicians across the UK in 2023! Would you like to work at the cutting edge of vehicle technology? Do you take pride in your work and solving problems? If so, there are openings at National Windscreens fitting centres across the United Kingdom for trainee technicians to join the team with no experience required.

Our technicians work in a friendly and engaging environment, providing a skilled and professional service to customers. As the largest independent vehicle glass repair and replacement company, we consistently achieve high standards of customer service by continuously developing our technicians through training both technical and interpersonal skills.

The extensive investment in National Windscreens fitting centres provides the infrastructure to welcome new technicians to the business. The fitting, calibration and training site in Leicester, for example, is an ideal environment to develop your understanding of the sector. You will work with a dedicated training team and knowledgeable mentors who work with the new starters to give the practical experience required to begin a career in the repairing and replacing of automotive glazing.

Training at National WindscreensHeaded by Lee Powell, Sam Clements and Rob Roberts, the technical training team provide specialist ongoing training, demonstrating the techniques and skills that lead towards qualifications in Automotive Glazing to NVQ level 2 and 3.

The NVQ qualifications are part of a 10-week training process, with new starters working at regional training centres across the UK, in Leicester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, Slough, Exeter, Dartford and Bristol. After these qualifications, you will learn the processes involved in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration, the defining technology in the automotive industry.

You will have access to top-class equipment throughout your career with National Windscreens. We are continuously investing in our fleet of vehicles and the technology we use to create a fantastic customer experience. As a business, we frequently review the training processes and are continuously investing in new initiatives and pathways to help the progress of the wider National Windscreens team.

The training team have identified how offering apprenticeships, alongside developing our trainee technicians’ scheme, will benefit the pipeline of talent into the business.

Sam Clements, technical advisor, said: “Becoming a trainee technician at National Windscreens is a great idea for people interested in technical work and keen to learn how to provide a professional service. We have dedicated team of trainers who establish a deep understanding through our 10-week training process.

“Every aspect of the training is designed to ensure our technicians have an in-depth skill and knowledge base to create the highest level of customer service in the sector. With the complexity of modern vehicles and the number of different glass applications, every day is a learning day at National Windscreens, even for our most experienced technicians,” said Sam.

Trainee technician learning at National Windscreens

Alongside the technical training, the Learning and Development (L&D) department is managed by Charlotte Wright. L&D is a constantly evolving part of the business, with Charlotte and the team providing coaching and mentoring support for the team members.

Charlotte comments: “Developing new starters is crucial for the success of the company. We have a phenomenal record for internal progression within National Windscreens, with all thirteen the regional operations directors across the UK being promoted from the fitting centres of those regions.

“We understand that producing a pipeline of skilled technicians is essential for the business. Teaching transferable skills and technical competencies will enable the technicians to excel in the automotive glazing industry,” said Charlotte.

If you are interested in learning more, you can visit our jobs website for more information out the opportunities at National Windscreens.