Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice AW REPAIR GROUP LIMITED

AW Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprentice vehicle accident repair technicians to join their highly successful and growing organisation. They will learn skills in car body, paint and mechanical.

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

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Closing date: 01 Oct 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

    Mon - Fri 5 days 8 - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091056930

  • Positions

    1 available

AW Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprenticeship candidates to start their career within their highly successful and growing organisation, as a Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice.

The AW Apprenticeship Programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training, while in full-time employment.

A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has taken some type of collision damage. This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition.

These fall into three main areas of skills training:

  • MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn strip and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems.
  • Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment.
  • Paint-surface repair. Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques; sealing, masking, priming, application of base coat & lacquer, repairing defects and polishing.

The post holder will also be required to complete any other tasks or training deemed by the line manager as appropriate in line with the role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training
  • Computer literate

Due to the requirements of the role, candidates are required either hold, or be willing to work towards achieving a full clean driving licence.

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Good communication skills
  • A passion for the automotive industry
  • An enthusiasm to learn with an interest in development and progression
  • A responsible attitude
  • Good team-working skills

The ideal candidate will be: Hardworking; punctual; reliable; able to use own initiative; career minded Practically minded with a get involved approach to problem solving.

Qualifications required

5 GCSE's at grade A* to D (or equivalent) including Maths, English essential. Science and ICT are desirable.

Future prospects

Potential of a permanent role within the organisation following successful completion and review of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Candidate must be available to start immediately. Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Due to the requirements of the role, candidates are required either hold, or be willing to work towards achieving a full clean driving licence by the end of the programme.

About the employer

Covering the East Midlands, Nottinghamshire, South Yorkshire and Derbyshire, AW Repair Group are dedicated to bringing you the very best experience in vehicle repair and care. AW Repair Group are an award winning manufacturer and insurance approved network of bodyshops. All centres are licenced and regulated by the British Standard Kitemark

Employer

AW REPAIR GROUP LIMITED

Address

Beeston Business Park

Technology Drive

Beeston

Nottingham

NG9 1LA

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Training provider

The programme lasts for 30 months. The training incorporates underpinning knowledge in partnership and managed by EMTEC Colleges.

Throughout the duration of the programme the candidates will be expected to travel to EMTEC's training centre in Nottingham for 24 separate weeks to carry out skills training. Residential accommodation will be provided if required for the candidates.

Candidates will work towards achieving the Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Standard for the Automotive Bodyshop Industry at Level 3. They will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English functional skills if they do not already hold equivalent qualifications.

Regular visits to the dealership from EMTEC Vocational Learning Advisors will take place, who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Candidates will be expected to engage in self-directed learning outside of normal working hours, which will be monitored and tracked through an online e-portal.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Accident Repair Technician

Training provider

CENTRAL COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Central College Nottingham

Contact

Alice Sewell 0115 884 2213 alice.sewell@centralnottingham.ac.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link provided to apply. If you require assistance with applying for this Apprenticeship please contact us on 0115 9457260 or email on business@centralnottingham.ac.uk


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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017