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Accident Repair Technician Apprentice Motor Bodies Weston Limited

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Motor Bodies Weston are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy bodyshop in Weston-super-Mare. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair process.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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 - Friday 08.00 - 17.00

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001735221

  • Positions

    1 available

The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive training, while in full-time employment.

A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has taken some type of collision damage. This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition.

These fall into three main areas of skills training:

  • MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn strip and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems
  • Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment
  • Paint-surface repair. Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques; sealing, masking, priming, application of base coat & lacquer, repairing defects and polishing

Duties will include:

  • Accurately and skilfully undertake all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair.
  • Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair
  • Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines
  • Any other ad hoc duties and when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Manual skills
  • Efficient
  • Communication
  • Eager to learn
  • Team work

Personal qualities

  • Mechanically minded
  • Interest in the body shop environment
  • Outgoing
  • Confident
  • Professional
  • Keen interest in the automotive industry

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at A*-D/9-3 including maths and English Language or equivalent.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will could progress to full-time employment with the company.


About the employer

Motor Bodies Weston was established in 1997 by its current owner and is celebrating 20 years in the accident repair business this year.  We have swiftly earned a reputation for carrying out premier vehicle repairs on both prestigious and mainstream vehicles in Weston Super Mare, Somerset and the South West.

At our 3 workshop sites in Weston Super Mare, Somerset we carry out expert vehicle repairs on all makes and models of cars, light commercial vehicles and caravan and motorhome repairs at competitive rates.

We work alongside the UK’s leading vehicle manufacturers, insurers, local dealerships and accident management companies, as well as private vehicle owners.

With our much valued BSI Kitemark accreditation and manufacturer approvals for Vehicle Damage Repair, we can ensure services of the highest standards.  

Employer

Motor Bodies Weston Limited

Address

38

Walliscote Road

Weston-Super-Mare

BS23 1LP

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

The programme for the Multi-Skill Accident Repair Apprenticeship incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College.

  • Multi-Skill Accident Repair Standard - Level 3
  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and maths and to have taken level 2 English and maths tests prior to completion of their apprenticeship

Regular review and welfare visits from appointed assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)


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