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Direct Line Group Auto Services Graduate Scheme 2024

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Birmingham; Aldershot; Barnsley; Bristol; Castle Donington; Crawley; Glasgow; Heywood; Manchester; Middlewich; Orpington

Direct Line Group Auto Services Graduate Scheme 2024

UK Wide

Starting Salary – £29,557.50

Let’s make the most of your talent

Are you keen to learn new things in the motor industry through hands on experience?

Would you like to use your STEM based degree to support transforming the future of Direct Line Group?

The Direct Line Group Auto Services Graduate Programme could be for you.

The future is exciting as the technologies used in Body Shops are evolving every day, which is really helping us re-shape the vehicle repair industry. That's why we're excited to grow our teams and looking for people to join us.

About Us:

With a network of body shops that spans the length and breadth of the UK, and 90,000 accident damaged vehicles passing through our garages every year, here at DLG Auto Services, we don’t do things by halves. We’re bringing together sustainable, advanced tech and compassionate customer service to ensure our services stay ahead of the game. And we’re doing it for the good of motorists across the UK.

At DLG Auto Services, we have one goal – to get our customers back on the road as quickly and smoothly as possible. Vehicles keep us connected, and accidents can make getting from A to B that much harder. That’s why, across our 23 sites, we provide high-quality, efficient repair services so that our customers can do more of what they love.

What we're looking for

You'll be ambitious, creative, and keen to soak up new experiences and make a positive impact on our customers lives.

We're searching for more than just a degree. We need people who are deeply motivated and excited by working in an ever-changing environment. People who can deal with ambiguity, are collaborative, analytical, commercially aware and most of all, that demonstrate the mindsets and behaviours that will support DLG Auto Services’ success now and in the future.

Our eligibility criteria

  • At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree in a STEM based discipline or Higher National Diploma (HND) equivalent qualification, which you’ll need to be able to evidence
  • Flexibility to relocate to any of our UK sites during the programme
  • If you don't already hold a UK driving licence, you would need to commit to obtaining this in the 1st year of the programme
  • Please note that we are unable to offer visa sponsorship for this role

What you'll be doing

You’ll complete a number of different placements within DLG Auto Services sites during the programme.

Your first year will be spent working in one of our Body Shops within the UK where you will learn what it takes to run a successful Auto Services operation, gaining practical experience and an understanding of the various skillsets required to repair a customers’ vehicle. You’ll also achieve a professional vehicle repair qualification that will set you up for success in the rest of the programme.

The world of auto repair is evolving at a rapid pace and our Transformation & Engineering Teams are at the cutting edge. You’ll get to know all about the technology changing the industry and see first-hand how we’re utilising new tech in our repair networks to innovate the way we do business and repair customers vehicles.

You’ll have the opportunity to spend time at our brand-new state of the art Technology Centre in Birmingham where you will work collaboratively on trials and experiments that will directly impact the future of our business.

From day one you'll be supported, encouraged and listened to. You'll take ownership of dynamic projects and enjoy on the job training and workshops with leading engineering & automotive organisations. All the while building the skills and knowledge to support you in gaining a permanent role within Direct Line Group Auto Services at the end of the 3 year programme.

What we'll give you

It all starts with a competitive £2,500 joining bonus and a salary of £29,557.50, which will grow as you do.

We wouldn’t be where we are today without our people and the wide variety of perspectives and life experiences they bring. That’s why we offer excellent benefits to suit your lifestyle and a flexible working model, varying with the nature of your role. Core benefits include:

  • 9% employer contributed pension
  • 50% off home, motor and pet insurance plus free travel insurance and Green Flag breakdown cover
  • 22 days holiday (rising by 1 each year to 25) + bank holidays and option to buy or sell up to 5 days
  • Additional optional Health and Dental insurance
  • Employee discounts and cashback
  • Plus many more

Working Hours - You'll work 40 hours per week with shifts dependent on which placement you are completing.

Location – During your first year you will be based in one our body shops located across the UK, relocation assistance can be provided to successful applicants. Sites that you could be placed at are: Aldershot, Aylesbury, Barnsley, Basildon, Birmingham, Bristol, Crawley, Castle Donington, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Heywood, Manchester, Middlewich, Newbury, Orpington, Perth, Peterborough, Teesside, Wakefield, Warwick, Wednesbury, Welwyn Garden City, Weybridge.

There’s no-one else like you. No-one with the exact same mix of strengths, quirks, skills and thoughts. That’s why you could belong here. As part of a team of brilliant individuals, in a place that empowers you to be the best you can be. We’re proud of who we are, of what we do, and what every single one of us brings. Join us. Help us keep innovating and putting customers at the heart of everything. To be an insurance company of the future. When we work together, we can all achieve great things. Inspiring, challenging, and supporting each other to aim higher.

Together we’re one of a kind. 

If you have any questions please email

Start Date – September 2024



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