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Colin has a clear vision for National Windscreens staff development

17 January 2018

National Windscreens continues to strengthen its industry leading staff training and development programme with the appointment of Colin McIntosh as training and compliance manager in Scotland.

Colin joins the company as it continues its growth as a market leading vehicle glass fitting and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) calibration service.

He will be responsible for the development of training programmes for new starters and existing staff, including ensuring employees achieve relevant Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs).

“Skills, training and qualifications are a critical part of National Windscreens continued growth. We want our employees to be the best in what they do and this ensures our customers know they will receive only the best quality service, which is what they would expect,” said Colin, who is based in Glasgow.

“From the induction of new staff through to continued development of existing employees, my role will be to develop the already robust training programme we have in place, ensuring our technicians are qualified, skilled and experienced for everything from windscreen fitting to the installation and calibration of ADAS cameras.”

The company has seen the number of repairs or replacements it has undertaken grow by 444% over the past decade. This continues to create employment opportunities, particularly for technicians and engineers, through its network of 108 fitting and calibration centres in the UK.

This growth is fuelled more recently by a big growth in demand for ADAS camera calibration services. With 75% of manufacturers requiring calibration in workshop conditions, no other company in this sector is in a position to provide the level of ADAS calibration service offered by National Windscreens.

With 108 fitting and calibration centres and £2 million invested in ADAS calibration technology, National Windscreens offers a one stop service for windscreen replacement and ADAS calibration throughout the UK.

“A highly skilled and qualified workforce is critical for our growth and that means we have to continually review our training programmes to ensure we are always in advance of what our customers require,” added Colin.