BMW Bodyshop Paint Apprenticeship - Evans Halshaw Bodycentre Gateshead BMW Group Academy

We are currently recruiting for a Bodyshop Paint Apprentice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers. You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI bodyshop, where you will be repairing accident damaged motor vehicles.

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

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Closing date: 13 Nov 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

    40 hours per week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    11 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001310449

  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently recruiting for a Bodyshop Paint Apprentice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers. You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI bodyshop, where you will be responsible for repairing accident damaged motor vehicles to the high standards of the BMW/MINI brand.

All BMW Bodyshop Apprentices (Paint and Panel) attend a centralised body training facility in Milton Keynes for their off-the-job training. This centre is equipped with BMW Cars and BMW Colour Systems to ensure that apprentices are trained to the highest standards.

The role of a Bodyshop Paint Technician includes:

  • The preparation and application of foundation materials and topcoat.
  • An awareness of different paint systems, paint equipment, special effect paints.
  • Quality vehicle checks.
  • Vehicle Damage Assessments.

During the time spent at your BMW Bodyshop, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme. A BMW representative will also visit on a 12 weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have good manual dexterity
  • Full training will be provided

Personal qualities

Successful applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • A keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole.
  • To be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn.
  • A positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism.
  • To be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy bodyshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually.

Qualifications required

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSE Grade A*- C / 9 - 4 or Functional Skills Level 2 (or equivalent) in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT (or one other subject if candidate did not take ICT)

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will progress to become a fully qualified Bodyshop Paint Technician.

Things to consider

Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the body training facility in Milton Keynes to complete their apprenticeship training. Training is completed in one-week blocks approximately once every two-three months. All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer/Bodyshop (travel, accommodation and food).

About the employer

All Motor Vehicle Technician, Aftersales Customer Service (Parts & Service) and Motorcycle Technician Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer, and will attend the BMW Group Academy for their training. The BMW Group Academy is based at Wokefield Park near Reading in Berkshire. All Bodyshop Technician (Paint & Panel) Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer or Bodyshop, and will attend our body training facility for their training. The body training facility is located in Milton Keynes.

Employer

BMW Group Academy

Address

Hepburn Gardens

Gateshead

NE10 0AD

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Additional location information

Evans Halshaw Bodycenter Gateshead is affiliated with Stratstone Tyneside BMW.

Training provider

  • Level 2/3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair (Body or Paint) Principles (VRQ)
  • Level 2/3 Diploma in Vehicle Accident Repair (Body or Paint) Competence (VCQ)
  • Level 2/3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BMW Group Academy

Contact

Mark Sadler 01189 480 449 apprenticerecruitment@bmw.co.uk


Employer's Application Instructions

All applications are to be done through the BMW Apprenticeship website. The apply online link can be found at the bottom of the website below. Once you click on the website link, this will bring up BMW Centre Careers. Following this, please click on the link BMW Centre Apprenticeships. The online application form is found at the bottom of the page. Alternatively, you can search via Google for BMW Centre Apprenticeships. Candidates will only be contacted if they meet the initial criteria for the BMW/MINI programme.


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

Apply now

Closing date: 13 Nov 2017