Get paid to train, qualify and kick-start your second career in the automotive industry

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 by Faye CoppNo comments

Get paid to train, achieve NVQ qualifications and land a job with a Forces-Friendly organisation who champions all members of the Armed Forces Community  

National Windscreens understands the self discipline, integrity and entrepreneurial spirit displayed by members of the Armed Forces as values they look for in all their workforce. The market-leader has a fantastic training opportunity which they believe would be a perfect fit for ex-military personnel to begin their second career. Want to find out more?


The UK's fastest growing vehicle glass repair replacement specialist has opportunities across the UK to become a Windscreen Technician. They will provide you with all the training that is required, supporting you every step of the way. You will get paid while you train, with salaries ranging from £22,000 to £28,000. 

Charlotte Wright, Learning and Development Manager, at National Windscreens, explains: “Our Training Academies offer support, coaching and mentoring to ensure your professional development throughout your career with us. You will get to work with the latest equipment and technology. As a Trainee Technician you will go through 10 weeks of training to achieve  a NVQ Level 2 in Automotive Glazing, NVQ in Advanced Driver Assistance Systems as well as other qualifications in the industry. This means that after 10 weeks you will be ready to work independently - and will have a full-time job at the end of it.”


Military personnel benefit from some of the best training and personal development in the world and National Windscreens understands the skills honed over the course of military service are transferable to civilian employment. So although you need no previous experience, your military background will give you a great head-start. 

Charlotte said: “We truly recognise the skills that ex-military personnel possess and believe they are a great fit into our organisation. Although we acknowledge it cannot be an easy transition from the Armed Forces, our culture values supporting each other through ever changing environments. Our values closely align to Armed Forces personnel, we strive to empower each other, simplifying processes to work smarter and by doing so we care for ourselves, colleagues, and our customers. One team, together.”

Charlotte said once qualified - there are vast amounts of opportunities within National Windscreens: “We love to watch our people progress and develop their career in automotive glazing whether into management roles, training departments, coaching schemes or secondments.” 


National Windscreens not only actively employ veterans, but reservists and military spouses, offering a flexible working environment to accommodate for military life and Service commitments. They are also committed to military charities and regularly compete in charity events. National Windscreens is a group of family-founded companies with locations across the UK - and has a real ‘family feel’ in their everyday work life. “We always help each other when it is needed, in our teams and in the branches. We inspire each other and learn from each other. Because we grow and become better together,” added Charlotte.

Mr Costello, a Trainee Technician, Coventry, said: “I’m new to the industry and although I was new to working with vehicles, National Windscreens offered me the support I needed to thrive in the industry. Their ongoing support, coaching and development has enabled me to be fully engaged in the industry, no day is ever the same, it’s an exciting time to join the industry and a fun and supportive environment to work in.”

Lee Powell, Technical Training Manager, added: “It’s fantastic to see new individuals joining this industry, after all, what we do is very niche. I've seen lots of individuals join recently that have no background in working with vehicles, although it is beneficial, it's not essential. The training academy offers lots of encouragement and coaching throughout your journey here. As a Manager, it’s my job to make sure I support you on your journey too so we would love for you to join the family whatever your background is.” 

So train, quality and become a windscreen technician with great prospects in a Forces-Friendly employer. Sound like the right opportunity for you? Apply today!


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