Vehicle Panel Beater Apprentice


Throughout this Vehicle Body Repair apprenticeship you will learn the many techniques required for replacing and repairing new age steel, aluminium, plastics and carbon fibre body panels and structural components using state of the art equipment and tools.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 05 Jun 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage


Working week

40 hours per week Monday to Sunday – shifts will be discussed at the interview stage

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

18 months

Possible start date

17 Jul 2017

Date posted

12 Apr 2017

Apprenticeship level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



1 available

The successful applicant will be trained in Panel, on a range of vehicle manufacturers, makes, and models through hands-on practice in:

  • Removing and fitting non-permanently fixed vehicle body panels
  • Removing and replacing exterior motor vehicle panels, including permanently fixed components
  • Minor and Major exterior body panel repairs
  • Metal Inert Gas and Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) welding techniques
  • Vehicle construction and materials
  • Removing and replacing structural body panels
  • Identifying and rectifying vehicle body misalignment
  • Realigning damaged vehicles using computerised body jigs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Willing to learn and proactive in maintaining customer standards
  • Ability to plan, prioritise, and be accountable for own work
  • Ability to meet deadlines and pay attention to detail
  • Work experience/prior knowledge is beneficial but not essential

Personal qualities

  • Loyal
  • Committed
  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic
  • Team player
  • Good time keeping
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Positive attitude

Qualifications required

None specified

Future prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship, you will secure a permanent, full-time position within our Commercial department – subject to your performance and completion of studies.

Things to consider

Year 1: £4.60/hr (£9,568 per annum) Year 2: £8.45/hr (£17,576 per annum) – in line with National Living Wage Year 3: £8.45/hr (£17,576 per annum) – subject to National Living Wage Rewarding you is really important to us, as well as offering a competitive salary and generous holiday entitlement; you can take advantage of a wide range of benefits. The best part is you can pick and choose the benefits to suit your own lifestyle, but also pass on some of the savings to family and friends. Here are just a few we have on offer: • A competitive salary, benchmarked against our competitors, which will grow as you do. • Pension 9% of your base salary, you can choose to contribute less or more than this, and anything you don’t wish to put in to your pension you can take as cash instead! • Private medical insurance (anyone can choose this through our flexible benefits scheme, and managers receive this as standard) • Attractive holiday entitlement • 50% off our Home, Motor and Pet insurance • Free Travel insurance • Free Green Flag breakdown cover • Flexible rewards including Life insurance, income protection, critical illness insurance, personal accident insurance • Retail card, with discounts at big name retailers • My Discounts - a discounts website for all our employees, with great discounts, cash back savings and offers across hundreds of brilliant high street brands, travel, tickets, gym memberships and much more.

About the employer

DLG Auto Services are part of Direct Line Group and have been operating since 1995; we have grown to 19 sites covering most major cities, repairing around 70,000 accident-damaged cars, every year. Our Body Shops have state of the art equipment and tooling and have all achieved the British Standard Kite mark for quality.




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Bakewell Road

Orton Southgate



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Training provider

Full on-the-job training and support will be provided to enable the successful applicant to undertake the full range of duties required of the role.

In addition, training will also be provided towards the Apprenticeship in Vehicle Body Repair Level 3, which consists of:

  • Vehicle Body Repair Level 3
  • Technical certificate
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Functional Skills in Literacy and Numeracy

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babington Business College


Recruitment Service 0345 877 6309

Employer's Application Instructions

Our application process has been designed to make applying for a job with us as simple as possible. Follow these step by step instructions to guide you through the short online application form. 1st Create an Account - You only need to create this once, after this you can apply for any positions that interest you. 2nd CV - You can upload a CV straight away but don't worry if you don't have one, you can skip this step by clicking "Next" at the bottom of the page 3rd Contact details - Add your contact details so we can get in touch with you 4th Employment history - If you haven't uploaded a CV, you will need to provide us with information about your employment history for the last 2 years. If you have entered your CV, you can just skip this section by selecting "Next" at the bottom of the page 5th Application questions – Please complete the questions 6th Review and submit - make sure all your information is correct and then Submit and you’re all done. 7th Diversity - Lastly you will be asked to complete a few questions around diversity, these will have no impact on your application but help us to understand how we are doing at recruiting a diverse workforce. If you are experiencing any challenges while completing your application, please email or call 0345 8776309 and we will be happy to help you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 05 Jun 2017