Vehicle Body Repair Apprentice Autocraft Telford LTD

Our client is looking for a motivated individual to join them as a Vehicle Body Repair Level 2 Apprentice with the ambition to go on to do level 3 in Vehicle Paint. This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic people to kick start their career within the automotive industry.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 08:00am until 17:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001216278

  • Positions

    2 available

The Vehicle Body Repair Apprenticeship responsibilities will include: 

  • Assessing the level of damage
  • Making decisions whether to repair or replace panels
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Repairing damaged chassis and panels
  • Keeping logs of work carried out and keeping customers informed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To become a Body Repair Technician, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent practical skills
  • The ability to work quickly but also pay attention to detail
  • The ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Must have a keen interest in the automotive industry
  • With a willingness to learn
  • A can do attitude 

Qualifications required

  • There are no entry requirements to apply, however you will need to complete initial assessments in English, Maths and ICT

Future prospects

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will receive NVQ Level 2 certificates along with Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT as well as an Employment Rights and Responsibilities project. You will then have the opportunity to work towards your Level 3 qualification

Things to consider

Most service technicians work 40 hours a week, from Monday to Friday. Some tasks may be physically demanding although you will use lifting equipment to move heavy parts.

About the employer

A large garage who have been working with apprentices for many years. Autocraft Telford accident repair centre is Telford and Shrewsbury’s leading motor vehicle accident repair centre, with the capability to repair major damage to small repairs on vehicles from cars to light commercial vehicles up to and including LWB Transit type and Hi-Top Sprinters. We provide a complete repair service, with a reputation built on 30 years of providing customer excellence alongside our high quality repair process. All repairs come with a comprehensive 3 year quality guarantee assuring you the work will be completed to the highest standard.

Employer

Autocraft Telford LTD

Address

Unit 1-3

Hortonwood 33

Telford

TF1 7EX

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Training provider

  • This course usually takes two years to gain an NVQ/VCQ Level 2.
  • To do this you'll go to a further education (FE) college, either on day or block release.
  • The rest of the time will be spent in a place of employment where you will get to learn practical skills from seeing the real working environment
  • You will shadow qualified technicians so that you are able to learn first-hand how to repair faults and damage.
  • You will also get the opportunity to assist in the repair work.
  • Once you pass your assessments and progress through your course you will be able to start completing tasks on your own.
  • To ensure you are competent in completing tasks on your own a Remit assessor will visit you periodically at the work place to complete assessment testing with you.

Training is delivered to suit the needs of every apprentice and their employer, where possible and includes:

  • On-the-job supported study
  • E-learning
  • Distance learning and self-study
  • Classroom sessions
  • Off-the-job training
  • Day release college training

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd

Contact

Matt Nightingale 01159 759550 matthew.nightingale@remit.co.uk


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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017