DLG Auto Services Apprenticeship Programme “Road to Excellence”

Direct Line Group Auto Services ("DLGAS") is part of the Direct Line Group and offers a multitude of opportunities for apprentices wanting to get into the motor industry. DLGAS has 23 sites nationwide including a state-of-the-art Technology Centre based in Birmingham. Recruitment this year has proved hugely successful with 77 new apprentices taking up posts in various roles including Vehicle Damage Assessors ("VDA"), Body Shop Technicians, Customer Advisor Assistants ("CSA") and Parts Assistants. 

Apprenticeships are a great way of getting on-the-job experience while gaining an industry recognised qualification. The apprenticeship scheme at DLGAS is a vital component in bringing on the next generation of new talent, helping to future proof the business and the collision repair industry. 

Apprentices joining the programme will be enrolled on specific apprenticeships with several training provider partners based throughout the UK. Depending on discipline, the duration of the learning programmes is between 2-4 years and will all lead to an industry recognised qualification.

Nigel Scholes, Training Manager at DLG Auto Services commented, “Apprenticeships are an effective way to grow talent and develop a diverse, motivated, skilled and qualified workforce to ensure we are future ready. This year’s recruitment shows that our company values and benefits attract a great number of applicants from various parts of the country which we are very proud of. 

“Added benefit for our apprentices is our new Technology Centre in Birmingham which has recently received the “Institute of Motor Industry” ("IMI") approval. This now gives us the necessary skills and expertise to develop our own training courses and deliver certified and accredited training programmes tailored to our business and to meet advancements in car technology and compliance. This will allow us to keep staff updated and trained both virtually and physically on all aspects of vehicle repair, helping them to stay ahead of the field.” 

To find out apprenticeships at DLGAS visit Direct Line Group Careers


For more information please contact: 

Jade Trimbee

Senior Manager 

Direct Line Group

Tel: 01372 839 452

Mobile: 07825 315 931

 Email: [email protected]