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Apprentice Vehicle Panel Technician Skills Body Shop

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work in a busy and professional accident repair centre, specialising in panel and body repairs. You will learn various techniques from filler, preparing vehicles to full body repairs.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £163.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 9.00am to 4.45pm.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    11 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001722897

  • Positions

    1 available

Your day to day duties will include:

  • Motor vehicle chassis and body alignment, e.g. underbody measurement and its impact on suspension and steering geometry
  • Vehicle body types, panel identification, safety systems, materials and alternative fuel
  • Use of Body Panel Repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g. alignment jigs, resistance welding equipment, riveting and bonding tools
  • Removal and replacement of body panels and associated parts e.g. mechanically fixed components, chemically fixed components
  • Interpretation of technical data for joining techniques and replacement panels
  • Quality control process and the implications of poor quality
  • Knowledge of key process for vehicle panel repair such as Welding, utilising either Tungsten, Inert Gas (TIG) and Metal, Inert Gas (MIG) and brazing along with spot welding, riveting utilising self-piercing rivets and utilising panel adhesive bonding as specified by the manufacturer
  • Health and Safety and compliance requirements of the Bodyshop industry

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection.
  • Ability to detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety and report it to the relevant person
  • Anticipate problems and put steps in place to avoid them, where problems do occur explore and address the cause

Personal qualities

  • Operate as an effective team member and take responsibility, be honest and accountable when things go wrong, tracking their own progress and informing others if deadlines are at risk
  • Commitment to customer service and meeting deadlines by being flexible with their time and willingness to engage on tasks outside of the job role to ensure goals are met
  • Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate

Desired qualifications

  • Must hold A to C/GCSE 4's and above in maths and English (or the equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Internal training provided in other areas of damage repairs, including paint

Things to consider

  • Must be very direct with practical skills. 
  • Please note due to dust and prepping, this is not the ideal role for someone with breathing issues such as asthma
  • Heavy lifting involved in the job

About the employer

At Skills Body Shop, we are proud to be able to assist you with all kinds of vehicle repair services regardless of small or large. Here, at our servicing centre, our expert professionals make sure to offer the best possible repair services accessible in the industry. Whether your vehicle has met with an accident or whether it has stopped functioning owing to some other characteristic disorders, our experts will provide you with just the right treatment that it needs, enabling you to be behind the wheels in next to no time.

Employer

Skills Body Shop

Address

5

Grice Street

West Bromwich

B70 7EZ

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Training

Training provider

SANDWELL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sandwell College

Contact

Laura Hancox 0121 6675018 Laura.Hancox@sandwell.ac.uk

Working towards your Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Standard includes:

  • Undertaking appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements
  • Identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to
  • Interpret relevant technical data and methods to make sure that any joints are in line with vehicle manufacturer specification and the vehicle/body panels are aligned correctly
  • Identify and understand the correct joining technology, e.g. when to use resistance spot welding or mig brazing or bonding
  • Remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
  • Identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools
  • Identify and communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection
  • Detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


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