Volvo Cars Multi-skilled Body & Paint Apprentice Dorking Accident Repair Centre Ltd

A fantastic apprenticeship opportunity within the Volvo Cars Authorised Repairer Network, where you can learn and develop both new and your existing skills in an exciting and challenging role - best of all you'll earn while you learn!

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    5 days a week, 08:00 - 17:30 with necessary breaks throughout the day

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    40 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    30 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Candidate’s daily duties will involve: 

  • Remove & refit body panels e.g. wings, doors, bonnets, tailgates.
  • Repairing & reshaping panels using body filler, panel hammers and other special tools.
  • Welding on new panels.
  • Mixing & applying primers & colour coats, using spray guns & equipment.
  • Polishing painted panels using polishing machine.
  • Remove & refit of mechanical parts e.g. wheels, suspension, steering, air conditioning, transmissions, engines.
  • Remove & refit electrical components e.g. lights, security systems, instruments & entertainment systems, charging and starting systems, electrical fault finding.
  • Remove & refit interior & exterior trims e.g. bumpers, spoilers, door trims, carpets.
  • Researching and applying the necessary repair methodology to execute the correct repair.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication & listening skills.
  • Problem solver and have attention to detail.
  • Be good in a practical environment.
  • Be very safety conscious.
  • Be patient & well organised.
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date information technology.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting a number of colleagues.

Personal qualities

  • Desire to work in a results-focused environment.
  • Take responsibility to keep your product knowledge up to date and relevant.
  • Flexibility to work within workshop opening hours, including weekends.

Qualifications required

  • You will need 3 GCSEs or equivalent at A-C, especially Maths, English, ICT.

Future prospects

• Potential to secure a full time permanent position at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

*The off the job training will be conducted at the Volvo training centre in Daventry, Northants which may involve you staying away from home for 2-4 nights every 2-3 months, the cost of travel costs and accommodation would be met by the employer. *

About the employer

Dorking A R C Ltd was established back in 1976. It was previously known as G J Binnie which was located in Epsom and the business moved to Dorking in 1992 and then went under a rebranding in 1997. The business has been family run since 1976 and has been passed down the generations since then. Dorking A R C Ltd employs 26 people and is constantly looking to grow and expand. We have a very stable employee base with lots of our employees having worked with us for many years. A £200,000.00 reinvestment into two brand new state of the art spray booths, as well as new jig , measuring system and welders has propelled the business into a position where we are able to repair all of the latest vehicles and cope with all the constraints put on a repairer with the latest technical advances. We pride ourselves in producing a fabulous product and always putting our customer needs first. We also understand that whilst investment in equipment is important, investment in people is essential. We are looking to expand our workforce and looking to watch our young apprentices grow with us. Volvo Cars Description: The first Volvo rolled off the production line in Gothenburg way back in 1927 and since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, creating world-changing innovations along the way. Volvo Cars a global brand with manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium and China. Our vision is to be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car brand. And we believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the care for the environment. Learning Provider: Volvo Training & Development Centre in partnership with the Consortium of Vocational and Educational Trainers Limited


Dorking Accident Repair Centre Ltd


Lincoln Road



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Training provider

Over the 36-40 month programme, you will initially work towards a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Multiskilled Vehicle Collision Repair before progressing to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship also, in either Vehicle Body Repair or Refinishing, and receive the following:

  • At work training supported with coaching and assessment.
  • Instructor led training  at Volvo’s Training & Development Centre at Daventry.
  • Online learning modules (+ other elective sessions if you wish).
  • Webinar based modules.
  • Qualification unit assignments: completed by self-study/in repairer study.
  • In repairer and web based assessments towards your qualification.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Volvo Training & Development Centre


Aidan Tierney

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017