Vehicle Paint Re-finisher Saracen Care & Repair

Our client is looking for a motivated individual to join them as a Vehicle Paint Technician Level 2 apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic people to kick start their career within the automotive industry.

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Vehicle Paint Technician Apprenticeship responsibilities will include:

  • Ensuring all parts have been stripped from the vehicle ready to be painted
  • Sanding down relevant areas and adjoining areas for blending
  • Masking out areas to be treated
  • Etching and priming areas to be treated
  • Selecting, matching and mixing colour
  • Painting panels and vehicles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To become a Vehicle Paint 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

  • Determined: able to recognise the opportunity afforded by the apprenticeship and willing to commit to success
  • Analytical: able to approach problems logically
  • Compliant: prepared to accept leadership and direction
  • Empathetic: able get on with colleagues
  • Diligent: determined to get things right first time with close attention to quality
  • Persistent: able to balance priorities so that, whilst at work the job comes first
  • Integrity: is honest with self and others

Qualifications required

  • There are no entry requirements to apply.

Future prospects

The successful candidate will have the skills and experience to further their employability prospects within this sector.

Things to consider

Most vehicle paint technicians work 40 hours a week, from Monday to Friday but may be required to also work Saturdays with a day off in the week. Some tasks may be physically demanding although you will use lifting equipment to move heavy parts and will be required to wear a face mask for several tasks.

About the employer

Saracen Care & Repair is founded on a complete passion for classic cars, along with meticulous eye for detail. Based within Symonds farm industrial estate, just off junction 41 on the A14, and just outside the historic town of bury St Edmund's. Saracen is an independently run classic car repair and restoration company offering accident and repair, panel recreation, vehicle re-spray and comprehensive rebuild services from a shell out.


Saracen Care & Repair


Unit 32

Bury St. Edmunds

IP28 6RE

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Training provider

• This course usually takes 18 months 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
• Block training

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd


Jack Silverton

Other information

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).

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017