Bodyshop

The Westover Group has two dedicated Kite Mark Approved Body Care centres in Poole and Salisbury as well as a SMART Repair centre in Bournemouth. As a result of accreditation from the brands we represent, we enjoy significant volumes of group business. Alongside this we have negotiated a large number of external insurance contracts meaning Westover Body care is one of the largest independent accident repair centres across Dorset and Wiltshire.

Given our ongoing growth and development, we always welcome applications from highly experienced and talented Paint Technicians, Panel Beaters and Fitters, SMART Repairers and MET Technicians.

If you think you possess the necessary skills for the positions below and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction, then please send your CV with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk.

Current Bodyshop roles available:

Paint Prepper

Our approved Bodycare Centre based in Salisbury are recruiting for a highly skilled Paint Prepper

To be a success in this role you will;

  • Have Knowledge and previous hands-on experience in an accident repair centre
  • Possess a Full driving licence.
  • Be able to work to deadlines and targets within a team.
  • Take pride in delivering high quality workmanship consistently
  • Be Qualified to NVQ level 3 in Paint and Bodywork desirable

Your responsibilities

  • Sanding and levelling body shells after metal work has been completed
  • Masking of alloys and any other areas of the vehicle ahead of painting
  • Assist with mixing paints to ensure an exact match is created
  • Strip small parts from vehicles when required ahead of painting
  • Checking for defects after painting has been completed

Benefits

As a Paint Prepper you will receive a competitive salary and great benefits including:

  • 22 days holiday, rising to 24 after 5 years, 26 after 10 years
  • Opportunity to join the Company pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Vehicle purchase discount, parts and servicing discounts

Hours of Work

Typically your hours of work will be 8.00am to 5.30pm, Saturdays on a rota basis

If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction, then please send your C.V with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



Vehicle Damage Assessor

The Role

Our approved and accredited Westover Bodycare is looking for a vehicle damage assessor to support their approved centres at Poole and Salisbury.

To be a success in this role;

  • The ideal candidate will be thorough and methodological in their approach
  • Have previous knowledge of vehicle damage assessment within a bodyshop or accident repair centre.
  • An ATA accredited qualification is preferable but not essential.
  • Full Driving Licence

  • Your responsibilities

  • You will be required to carry out vehicle assessments including; selection of correct repair methods, production of accurate estimates for repair work making allowances for relevant materials, parts and paint types,
  • Calculate the time required to complete all necessary work
  • Liaise with customers to ensure excellent customer service is delivered.
  • Work to deadlines

  • Benefits

    As a Vehicle Damage Assessor you will receive a competitive salary, we also offer great benefits including:

  • 22 days holiday, rising to 24 after 5 years, 26 after 10 years
  • Opportunity to join the Company pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Vehicle purchase discount, parts and servicing discounts

  • Hours of Work

    Typically your hours of work will be 8.00am to 5.30pm, Saturdays on a rota basis.

    If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction, then please send your C.V with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



    Paint Sprayer

    The Role

    We are currently looking to recruit a Paint Sprayer based at our approved Nuffield, Poole Bodycare location. You will be paint spraying vehicles to the highest standard, whilst meeting deadlines and targets set by the Bodycare Manager.

    To be a success in this role you will be able to;

  • Observe, recognise and report on vehicle paintwork
  • Carry out paint spraying of all Brand of vehicle to the highest of standards
  • Work within a team and on your own
  • Hold a full driving licence

  • Your responsibilities

  • To interpret and implement technical service method data
  • To be able to accurately use paint mixing schemes, computerised scales, spray booths and drying lamps
  • To keep work areas clean and tidy
  • Application of top coat to manufacturer's specification.
  • Preparation of repaired areas as directed by the work order, in readiness for application of the top coat.
  • You will be responsible for your own health and safety and others around you.

  • Benefits

    As a Paint Sprayer you will receive a competitive salary, plus a bonus structure, we also offer great benefits including:

  • 22 days holiday, rising to 24 after 5 years, 26 after 10 years
  • Opportunity to join the company pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Vehicle purchase discount, parts and servicing discounts

  • Hours of Work

    Typically your hours will be 8.00am to 5.30pm with Saturdays on a rota.

    If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction, then please send your C.V with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



    Trainee MET Technician

    Our approved Bodycare Centre based in Salisbury are recruiting for a Trainee MET Technician

    To be a success in this role you will;

    • Have Knowledge or previous hands-on experience in an accident repair centre or Bodyshop
    • Possess a Full driving licence.
    • Be able to work to deadlines and targets within a team.
    • Take pride in delivering high quality workmanship consistently
    • Have a desire to learn how to repair vehicles to an acceptable standard and carry out work in an economical manner

    Your responsibilities

    • Assisting with removing, replacing and refitting mechanical, trim and electrical components
    • Carrying our cosmetic panel alignment
    • Correcting wheel alignment
    • Following manufacturer repair methods to return vehicles to their pre-accident condition
    • Assisting with fault finding and diagnosing simple electrical faults

    Benefits

    As an MET Technician you will receive a competitive salary and great benefits including:

    • 22 days holiday, rising to 24 after 5 years, 26 after 10 years
    • Opportunity to join the Company pension scheme and Life Assurance
    • Vehicle purchase discount, parts and servicing discounts

    Hours of Work

    Typically your hours of work will be 8.00am to 5.30pm, Saturdays on a rota basis

    If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction, then please send your C.V with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



    Cleaner/Driver, Poole

    Our approved and accredited Westover Bodycare centre based in Poole is looking for a Workshop Cleaner/Driver to join their busy team.

    The Role

    Working within this fast paced environment, you will be able to demonstrate a high level of professional experience in all aspects of vehicle valeting, including the use of Supagard, equipment and chemicals.

    To be a success in this role you will;

    • Have the desire to ensure that every vehicle is completed to the highest standards, exceeding our objectives;
    • Enjoy working in a team and supporting colleagues wherever possible;
    • Have a good knowledge of the local geographical area;
    • Have a meticulous eye for detail;
    • Full Drivers Licence and previous driving experience;
    • Ideally have knowledge of H&S COSHH;

    Responsibilities

    Your responsibilities will include;

    • Preparing vehicles in readiness for sale and for the showroom;
    • Collection and delivery of customers vehicles;
    • Moving new vehicles between sites and the compounds when necessary.

    Preparation, washing, vacuuming and moving of Vehicles is essential.

    Benefits

    As a Cleaner/Driver you will receive a competitive salary and great benefits including:

    • 22 days annual leave, rising to 24 (after 5 years) and 26 (after 10 years) continuous service with Group;
    • Opportunity to join the company pension scheme and Life Assurance;
    • Discounts on new vehicle, used vehicle, service and parts purchases;

    Hours of Work

    Typically your hours will be 8.00am to 6.00pm and may incorporate a weekend rota as well.

    If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction, then please submit your C.V with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



    Smart Repairer - Bournemouth

    The Role

    Westover group are looking to recruit an experienced SMART repairer to join our highly skilled team.

    The role is repairing dents, scuffs and scratches and paintless dent repairs. Working in a small team you will undertake body repair work on all makes and models of damaged vehicles in the retail and trade sectors.

    To be a success in this role you will;

    • Have experience within a Bodyshop or Accident Repair Centre, preferable a main dealership;
    • Be able to demonstrate paint repair techniques;
    • Full driving licence.
    • Be able to work to deadlines and targets within a team.
    • To observe, recognise and repair vehicles to an acceptable standard.
    • To ensure that vehicles comply with safety standards when returned to customers, faults have been reported and noted on job cards.
    • To be able to carry out such work in a safe and economical manner.
    • SMART repair experience is preferred.

    Benefits

    As a Smart Fitter you will receive a competitive salary and great benefits including:

    • 22 days holiday, rising to 24 after 5 years, 26 after 10 years
    • Opportunity to join the Company pension scheme and Life Assurance
    • Vehicle purchase discount, parts and servicing discounts

    Hours of Work

    Typically your hours of work will be 8.00am to 5.30pm, Saturdays on a rota basis

    If you think you possess the necessary skills and have the passion to buy into our quest towards complete customer satisfaction, then please send your C.V with a short letter of introduction to: recruitment@westovergroup.co.uk



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