Congratulations John

John Barnett Senior ATA VDA
We are proud to announce that AW Repair Group’s long standing South Yorkshire team member John Barnett has today been informed he has passed his ATA VDA re-accreditation (Automotive Training Association Vehicle Damage Assessor)

John is the first VDA (Vehicle Damage Assessor) in the group to go through the re-accreditation process and I am sure you will all join me in congratulating John on this achievement.

The accreditation was implemented by the British Standard Institute (BSI) PAS125 programme to licensed bodyshops in the UK in 2007/8, to ensure those who are assessing vehicle damage are fully trained and competent to do so on today’s modern and complicated vehicles. The accreditation has to be re-achieved every three years to ensure VDAs are aware of the latest repair methods and technological changes in construction. John is therefore one of the first batch of previously accredited VDAs to go through the re-accreditation process.

John is the longest standing employee at our South Yorkshire site. Joining AW in 2003, John has held two positions within the company, one as a VDA and the other as a Workshop Controller.

Delighted with his achievement John had this to say, “I would like to take this opportunity to thank AW for the constant support throughout my career. The whole team has been behind me and it’s a real pleasure to be able to continue to work with AW.”

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