Prep and Paint Apprentice Fred Smith & Sons (Motor Bodies) Ltd

You will be preparing Vehicles ready for paint, including Cleaning Preparing products used within the paint process.

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Closing date: 18 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

    8am-5pm Monday -Thursday 7am-3:20 Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    19 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

We are looking for candidates for Paint work prepping. Good communication skills is a must. You need to be able to work under pressure and prioritise workload, as well as have a great attentionion to detail. You will carry out tasks such as:

  • Preping paint
  • Preping vehicle area
  • cleaning your work space
  • paint work
  • Light refurbishment

The successful candidate will be prepping pre-paint and primer on plastic, wood and metle.

You will also be required to coat and polish items to a high standard.

Good level of English and Maths is essential as you will be required to read and assess production information for required specification details.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Perseverance and motivation
  • Ability to work under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Hard Working
  • Punctual
  • Honest

Qualifications required

  • English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C or 4 or above
  • Fuctional skills Maths and English and Level 1

Future prospects

Gaining your Level 2 will allow you to progress onto Level 3. Completion of your Level 3 you will be fully qualified and have a National recognised qualification.

Things to consider

The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Fred Smith & Sons (Motor Bodies) Ltd has been established as a specialist paint and body repair facility for over 70 years.

Fred Smith & Sons is a name highly respected in the field of both private and commercial vehicle repairs, commercial vehicle body building, commercial vehicle painting, vehicle maintenance, recovery and truck rental.


Fred Smith & Sons (Motor Bodies) Ltd


Sams Lane

West Bromwich

B70 7EG

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Training provider

  • VCQ Body and Paint Level 2
  • Fuctional Skills Level 1 in both Maths and English

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Body and Paint

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College


Thomas Ruston 0121 667 5018

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Closing date: 18 Oct 2017