Vehicle Inspector - M4 Corridor

Business Area

Road Operations, Road





Closing Date


Company description

We are the AA. And we keep everyone’s show on the road. There for our customers wherever and whenever they need us, we’re always ready for anything. That’s why, for over 100 years, we’ve continued to evolve and adapt. Today, as the nation’s number one motoring organization, we offer a range of excellent products and services to millions of customers.

Location: Swindon, Slough, Newbury and Reading.

Salary:£26,451.98 Guaranteed minimum earnings - £27,319.29 inc flex

Full time, permanent.

This is the job

As the Vehicle Inspector you will contribute to the effective operation of the Association's Motoring Services Business by undertaking inspections. You will be required to undertake vehicle checks and report findings accurately.

You will need to have good business acumen to be able to convey our findings in a suitable manner for the customer. You will also provide advice and assistance within your own area of competence, ensuring that in other cases where our customers require assistance they are directed to the appropriate AA service or department.

You will also contribute to the effective operation and commercial benefit of AA business by providing a vehicle Mechanical Report to AA business customers/organisations when requested to do so. 

What will I be doing?

  •  Undertaking to a high standard an effective and safe inspection of vehicles both private and commercial at the scene of the agreed location.
  • Maintaining a high standard of driving, courtesy and effectiveness in dealing with Members and the general public and uphold the traditions and image of the Association with an appropriate awareness of personal and customer’s safety at all times.
  • Keeping abreast of technological and safety developments. This may involve attending manufacturer courses and AA courses some of which could be residential.
  • Maintaining a thorough knowledge of all types of vehicles.
  • Be fully conversant with all hand held communication systems used within the AA operations and ensure that all communication is maintained to the standards required by the Association and its customers.
  • Maintaining a high standard of serviceability and cleanliness of any AA vehicle, tools and equipment issued for individual use, maintaining accurate records of vehicle work carried out in accordance with current procedures and Health and Safety requirements.
  • Maintaining accurate records of all paperwork necessary to ensure satisfactory job performance in accordance with current procedures.

What do I need?

Capability, Knowledge and Experience:


  • Mechanical qualifications at Level 3 City and Guilds or Level 3 NVQ in mechanics or Equivalent
  • Able to work out doors in all weathers
  • Driving licence (car) with 6 points or less


  • Willingness to progress
  • Ability to work independently and as part of an on site team
  • Ability to work with other workers not employed by the AA on the same working site
  • Previous car inspection or appraisal work
  • Previous MOT experience       
  • At least 2 years industry experience within last 5 years

Additional Information

What are the benefits of this job?

Your hard work at the AA will definitely not be going un-rewarded. There are hundreds of discounts available from money off trips abroad to cheaper cars. These can vary from time to time but tend to include exciting things like:

  • Free AA breakdown membership as standard, after a years’ service
  • Discounted Merlin Annual Passes for the top UK attractions
  • Apple repair services
  • Money off selected car manufacturers
  • Package holidays
  • Discounts across hundreds of well-known restaurant

What else is expected of me?

Good conduct matters at the AA.  It's very important that you act with honesty & integrity, are respectful of others and have a consistent desire to do the right thing.  Everyone at the AA lives these behaviours, so we are all able to support the delivery of good outcomes for our customers.