A series of short films titled AW – A Career For Life launched on Thursday 18th November, with the story of Safayeth Hussain and how his IT background led to becoming a Trainee Vehicle Damage Assessor.

The docu-series has been several months in the making and focuses on individuals within AW Repair Group and their career path in the accident repair industry. From new joiners to seasoned heads of departments, the short films demonstrate the variety of roles available and how the company develops the team with training, support and promotion.

Saf, who joined the company as an MET and Diagnostics Technician, decided to change the course of his career and train to become a VDA pulling on his further education in IT & networking.

“I was able to bring my IT skills into the vehicle repair industry because vehicles are very high tech,” he said.

Added CEO Andrew Walsh: “The Independent News business team initially came to make a film about the company’s response to the increasing technology in vehicles but we had so many hours of footage and engagement from the team that we came up with the AW – A Career For Life concept. This series is handed over to our teams in production, administration and management. They each talk directly about their different careers and how the industry allows someone to progress from the very bottom to the very top. Careers for women, our culture and transferable skills to make AW and this industry such an exciting place to be.”


To view Saf’s Story click here   https://youtu.be/OKhYtS5kWJA