Level 2 Apprentice Technician in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Morecambe and Wize Sales Ltd

This is an additional vacancy for a Level 2 Apprentice Technician in Vehicle Accident Repair Paint based in Morecambe, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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 - Friday, exact shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend Training 2000 at their automotive centre based in Blackburn. Here you will attend on a day release (Light & Heavy Vehicle) or block release (Paint, Body & MET) basis to complete the off the job training. This comprises of you completing a technical certificate, VRQ L2, over a period of two years and is awarded by The Institute of the Motor Industry.

This Level 2 apprenticeship covers the technical needs for basic repair and preparation procedures. It provides essential knowledge and skills for vehicle body paint operators.

The learning programme involves learners studying both the theory and practical aspects, including:

  • preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
  • preparing and applying fillers and foundation materials to vehicles
  • repairing minor paint defects

Learners will also gain a broad knowledge and understanding of health and safety in the workplace and other skills associated with working in the industry.

This qualification forms the knowledge component (technical certificate) of the IMI SSC Accident Repair Apprenticeship framework. When an apprentice has achieved a Level 2 Apprenticeship, they can then choose to broaden their education and training by completing Level 3 or other industry relevant qualifications. The assessment of this VRQ is made up of two components - practical tasks and online testing.

Dependent on prior attainment, functional skills in Maths, English and ICT forms part of the qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good attention to detail
  • Practical approach to work
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think outside the box, curious and innovative

Personal qualities

  • Must possess an interest in the automotive industry
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Good time keeping
  • Strong work ethic

Qualifications required

Maths, English, ICT (Grade C or above/Grade 4 or above). Slightly lower grades will be considered. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable.

Future prospects

The successful candidate could progress on to becoming a fully qualified technician, workshop foreman, quality controller, vehicle estimator, bodyshop manager/owner.

About the employer

With several years experience and an established national customer base, Morecambe and Wize are the largest Classic VW Campervan specialist in England. Their continued growth has also provided them with the opportunity to supply their built to order, restored campervans in to mainland Europe, Australia, New Zealand and China. They are one of the leading restorers of luxury vintage camper vans and offer both Split Screen and Bay Window Westfalia VW Campers for sale.


Morecambe and Wize Sales Ltd


Unit 17

Whitehead Place

White Lund Road



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Training provider

  • VCQ Level 2 in Vehicle Body and Paint
  • VRQ Technical Certificate, Level 2 Vehicle Body and Paint
  • Key Skills, Functional Skills
  • Level 1-ICT
  • Level 2-Application of Number and Communication

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please apply online at http://www.training2000.co.uk quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 54659 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017