VDA Estimator - Reading

Automotive, Commercial
£25,000 to £45,000 Per Annum
+ Profit based bonuses!!
Contract Type:
Full Time

The Role:

Silcom Recruitment are immediately seeking a VDA Estimator for a well-respected independent group based in the Reading area. This is a reliable family run business, established for over 34 years, highly acclaimed within the city. This a great opportunity for any VDA to level up their skills, join a great employer, and if you are seeking a new position, with expert training and development, this is an ideal opportunity.

The ideal VDA Estimator will have developed technical skills, knowledge and experience of body and paint repair in the retail accident and repair industry. If you are someone of similar skill, or would like to learn, be trained up, then please apply so that we can discuss your potential introduction [see further details below].

Responsibilities & Requirements of a VDA Estimator:

Conduct vehicle inspections for damages.

Evaluate the complete damage extent, repair expenses, and time frames.

Determine the appropriate repair method and create, maintain electronic and manual estimates.

Efficiently communicate and coordinate with insurance companies to obtain authorization for vehicle repairs based on estimated costs.

Effectively collaborate with customer engineers and technicians to explain and ensure their comprehension of the repair process.

Generate work that adheres to superior technical and quality standards and prioritizes fulfilling service commitments to customers.

The ideal candidate will hold ATA qualifications or similar equivalent qualifications.


Salary: £25,000 - £45,000 Basic + Profit based bonuses!!

Hours: [Full-Time] Monday – Friday (7:45am – 5:30pm)

(1-in-2) Saturdays: (8:00am – 12:00pm)


In the event that an individual lacks the requisite experience, comprehensive one-on-one training can be offered, covering the necessary qualifications. Moreover, relevant experience in roles such as Parts Advisor, Technician, or Service Advisor may be deemed transferable.

As trainees, a salary ranging between £25,000 and £30,000, supplemented with a bonus component will be offered!!

If you believe you have the necessary knowledge, experience and enthusiasm to succeed as a VDA Estimator, then we would like to hear from you.

**Don’t worry if your CV is out of date**

Please get in touch and we can work with you to do the rest!

To apply for this role and find out more details, please forward your CV to Jacob Ford at Silcom Recruitment, jacobf@silcomrecruitment.com or call 02380 012 300 in strict confidence.