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Paint Technician Apprenticeship Wilson & Co Motor Sales Ltd

This exciting opportunity is ideal for someone looking for a structured supportive and challenging apprenticeship and we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our dynamic teams.

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

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Closing date: 27 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

  • Working week

    A typical working week could be 40 hours Monday to Friday 8.30am – 5.30pm, however your exact hours will be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001694697

  • Positions

    1 available

A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry. The role is to prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents in an efficient manner. The vehicles can include Cars/Light Commercial Vehicles. This includes ensuring correct colour match and final finish to the company and customers exacting standards. This is usually within a collision repair workshop or smart repair workshop/mobile repair micro business & working alongside another fully qualified Paint Technician.

They prepare vehicles fully before painting to include masking, sanding and other necessary preparation work.

They are also responsible for keeping all company tools and equipment safe and in a clean, workable condition paying particular attention to the reduction of any fire hazards.

Their role includes:

  • Repair
  • Surface preparation
  • Painting to the manufacturer paint specification

A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish. This includes being able to demonstrate colour identification and select the correct materials such as primers, base coats & lacquers applied using spray equipment & utilising modern drying/curing techniques such as Ultra Violet (UV), Infrared & catalytic solutions used in the refinishing of vehicles. Create a safe environment working efficiently and reducing waste.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

All of our opportunities receive a really good response and so we're looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We're not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a Willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

Personal qualities

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use own initiative
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment

Desired qualifications

Prior Attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English and maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted.

'Equivalent' grades include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

Future prospects

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding business. Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry recognised qualification.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

The company has been established since 1998 and has grown from the original site at Scunthorpe to form a Market Area with Grimsby and then in 2004 with the purchase of the Bolton Market Area with sites on Manchester Road, Bolton and in Chorley.

In 2013 a KIA Dealership at Boston also became part of the group, trading as Drayton Motors.

In 2018 Wilson and Co opend their second Kia dealership in Louth, again trading as Drayton Motors.

2019 saw the addition of a Vauxhall Aftersales and a used car showroom in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and also the addition of Vauxhall Aftersales to the recently established KIA dealership at Louth.

Wilson and Co employ close to 300 employees or 'members of the co' as we like to be known, across the seven sites.

Here at the Co, we are all about Driving Excellence in all that we do and have five core values to ensure we do achieve this.

Employer

Wilson & Co Motor Sales Ltd

Address

Manchester Road

Bolton

BL3 2NY

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Training

Training provider

CALEX UK LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calex UK Ltd

Contact

Calex UK Recruitment recruitment.calexuk@gmail.com

Over the 36 month programme you will work towards a Level 3 Apprentice Standard in Vehicle Damage Paint Technician. 

  • At work training supported with coaching, mentoring and assessment
  • Instructor led training at Volvo’s Training & Development Centre at Daventry
  • Online learning modules (+ other elective sessions if you wish)
  • Webinar based modules
  • Assignments and workbooks: completed by self-study/in dealer study
  • On the job competence assessment with assigned mentors

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 27 Sep 2021