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Tech Graduate Scheme Direct Line Group Auto Services

Direct Line Group
SE region plus Birmingham
Competitive + Benefits
Closing date
23 Dec 2021
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The role

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

Would you like to use your engineering degree to support transforming the future of a FTSE 250 company?

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

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.

What you'll be doing

You’ll complete a number of different placements within DLG Auto Services. You’ll start in one of our body shops 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 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.

Our eligibility criteria

  • At least a 2:2 undergraduate degree in an engineering discipline
  • 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

What we'll give you

It all starts with a competitive £2,500 joining bonus and a salary of £28,150, which will grow as you do. In addition to this we also offer a generous benefits package including 25 days annual leave with the option to buy or sell up to five days, insurance savings for you as well as a range of other optional benefits!

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

Start Date – September 2022

DLG are an equal opportunity employer who value diversity. We do not discriminate, and we recognise and embrace that people work in different ways. We will always adapt so you have the best and most comfortable working environment. If during the recruitment process you require any reasonable adjustments, please just let us know.


DLG Auto Services is the second largest body shop group in the UK and part of Direct Line Group, with a mission to be the car repairer of choice for DLG and continue its journey towards world-class. It provides a very successful service for our customers every single day, making it easier, quicker and better value for them, getting them safely back on the road when the worst happens. We certainly have the competitive edge and intend to keep it.

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