Vehicle Paint Technician Apprentice AutoColour Services Tewkesbury Ltd

AutoColour are looking for a motivated individual to join them as a Vehicle Paint Technician 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: 13 Oct 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

    Mon - Fri, 08.30 - 17.00

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    06 Sep 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

  • A keen interest in the motor industry
  • A willingness to learn

Qualifications required

  • There are no entry requirements to apply, however you will need to complete initial assessments in English, Maths and ICT

Future prospects

On successful completion of your apprenticeship, you will receive NVQ Level 2 certificates along with Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT as well as an Employment Rights and Responsibilities project. You will then have the opportunity to work towards your Level 3 qualification.

Things to consider

Candidates must be flexible with working hours in accordance with the needs of the business.

About the employer

Autocolour Services, Tewkesbury have been offering quality car body repairs and paintwork since 1982 for all major insurance companies, private and fleet vehicles. Autocolour Services is located in Tewkesbury, between Cheltenham and Worcester.
Our aim is to offer customers a quality service from initial contact to completion.

We are able to offer free estimates whilst you wait (no appointment necessary), and will also be happy to offer our assistance in completing insurance forms and forwarding them to your insurer, to speed up the car repair process.

Our skilled team of technicians are fully trained in vehicle body repairs, and unlike other auto body repair workshops, we do not operate on a bonus system. We prefer to make sure that all of our repairs are done right; first time. As a family run business, attention to detail is paramount. All jobs are checked by one of the management before being released for collection.


AutoColour Services Tewkesbury Ltd


Unit 31 Newton Trading Estate


GL20 8JG

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Training provider

  • This course usually takes 18 months to gain an NVQ/VCQ Level 2
  • Your 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
  • Off-the-job training

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd


Waseem Iqbal

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: 13 Oct 2017