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Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprentice B C A

Are you hands-on and practical? Are you wanting to start your career in the Automotive industry? Remit are currently recruiting on behalf of BCA looking for an Vehicle Paint Apprentice to join their talented team!

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

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Closing date: 23 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £180.00

  • Working week

    Between 8am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    25 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001745106

  • Positions

    1 available

BCA Marketplace Ltd forms part of largest automotive group, Constellation Automotive Group which also includes industry leaders such as ‘We Buy Any Car’ and ‘Cinch’. 
Operating across over 50 employment locations across the UK, BCA also comprises the largest finished vehicle logistics operation of its type, including vehicle storage, preparation and refurbishment as well as the UK’s biggest vehicle transporter fleet. 

As an Apprentice in BCA, you will receive training and support throughout your qualification to complete every aspect of painting a vehicle from paint preparation, through to painting and polishing. 

  • Preparing paint spraying equipment 
  • Preparing the bodywork of the vehicle
  • Mix paint by eye or using computer technology to ensure the best colour match
  • Applying several coats to the car, including primers, colours and protective finishes
  • Solving paint application problems; defects, cause and cures
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment
  • Storing paints in the correct conditions

A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:

  • Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken
  • Liaising with the customer or insurance company
  • Providing quotations and estimations

As part of the service a bodyshop offers, you may also carry out valeting, to ensure the vehicles look as good as new.

  • Wash down the outside of the car to remove dirt and mud
  • Polish the windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The job involves numerous activities and technicians will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles. 
As a technician, you will often be working as part of a team, so good communication and being able to follow instructions would be good skills to have.

Personal qualities

You must have a strong passion for the industry and in your own personal development as BCA will help support you, with further training opportunities available

Desired qualifications

  • No previous automotive qualifications are required
  • Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades A* - D or 9 - 3 in English and Maths

Future prospects

At BCA they invest considerably in staff development and training and you can expect to receive comprehensive training to provide opportunities for career progression.

Things to consider

Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications.

Travel: Please check you are able to travel to the BCA branch easily each day.

Wage: Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week), For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

BCA have been bringing together buyers and sellers for nearly 70 years. Starting in 1946 as Southern Counties Car Auctions, they were one of the first companies to let people across the UK buy and sell a wide range of cars at auction, from budget runarounds to exotic imports. Their business is to handle the sale of vehicles on behalf of one group of customers their vendors and sell to another group their buyers. Most of their customers are businesses: fleet operators; manufacturers; finance and leasing houses; rental companies; national authorities; and professionals from across the retail and wholesale motor industry.

Employer

B C A

Address

Thurleigh Airfield Business Park

Bedford

MK44 2YP

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Training

Training provider

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd

Contact

Tamisha Ancliffe

This is a Vehicle Paint Apprenticeship Standard, delivered by Remit Group.

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Academy in Derby. This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 12 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme, which equals 4 weeks per year. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.

You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks at the workplace, giving 1-2-1 information, advice and guidance.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification:

  • Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills in English & Maths (if required)

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: 23 Dec 2021