Apprentice Vehicle Refinisher Paint Technician Nationwide Crash Repair Centres Ltd

This is an exciting opportunity to be based in the paint shop and you will learn all aspects of preparing vehicle surfaces for masking, priming and painting before buffing and polishing the paintwork of the panel to suitable finish.

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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

    40 hours per week, Monday-Friday, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an apprentice Paint Sprayer to join our Vehicle Technician Apprentice Programme. This is aimed at individuals with GCSE-level qualifications who wish to pursue a career in the accident repair industry.

All of our Apprentices receive extensive on-the-job training in one of our state-of-the-art bodyshops. This is complemented by a range of off-the-job training, enabling individuals to work towards a VCQ Level 3 qualification (or SVQ in Scotland), a Technical Certificate and Key Skills.

We regard our Apprentice programmes as key to our future growth and success and we expect the talented individuals who complete the programmes to become our future managers. For further information about our Apprenticeships, please visit the ‘Career Opportunities’ section of this website.

Job roles will include:

  • Finding colour code and matching colour to vehicle
  • Spraying out test colours for matching
  • Preparing vehicles and panels
  • Applying primer
  • Sanding down primer
  • Masking vehicles ready to apply paint
  • Applying basecoat
  • Applying lacquer
  • Keeping workplace tidy and adhering to Health and safety regulations
  • Working with a mentor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Keen to learn
  • Technical minded
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Time management and able to follow instructions

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Outgoing
  • Good communicator
  • Good physical strength

Qualifications required

You must have or expect to gain GCSE (or equivalent) A*-C or grade 4 or above in English, Maths and either a Science or Technical subject, accredited equivalents will also be accepted.

Future prospects

There will be an opportunity to study for an Advanced Apprenticeship or gain a full time career. There will be an opportunity to study for an Advanced Apprenticeship or gain a full time career.

Things to consider

Consider that public transport is available or distance is reasonably commutable. Can you commit to the duration of the apprenticeship?

About the employer

Nationwide Crash Repair Centre’s are the leading and largest comprehensive automotive repairer in the UK. With over 20 years of experience they repair over 200,000 cars a year, offering service, speed, quality and value within the motor industry. As an ever expanding company this is an exciting time to join their team, with fantastic opportunities.


Nationwide Crash Repair Centres Ltd



Sea King Road


BA20 2NZ

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Training provider

  • IMIAL Level 2 VCQ certificate in Paint Refinishing (QCF)
  • Functional Skills in level 1 Communication, Application of Number and IT
  • Certificate in Automotive Industry VRQ (QCF) Technical Certificate
  • Eight 1 week block release Training at Thatcham Automotive Academy

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider

Thatcham Training Centre

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Thatcham Automotive Academy


Dawn Dunbar 01635 294 816

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