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Bodyshop Paint Technician Apprenticeship FIX Auto

Fix Auto Kettering is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician to join their busy garage in Kettering. Learning how to carry out duties such as prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents in an efficient manner.

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Closing date: 10 Feb 2022

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

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Feb 2022

  • Date posted

    05 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001748132

  • Positions

    1 available

Their role includes repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification. A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish.

Demonstrating colour identification and select the correct materials such as primers, base coats and lacquers applied using spray equipment and utilising modern drying/curing techniques such as Ultraviolet (UV), Infrared and catalytic solutions used in the refinishing of vehicles. Create a safe environment working efficiently and reducing waste.

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

This is an unrivalled opportunity with excellent training at Nottingham College and superb future career prospects.

Working for Fix Auto Kettering, the successful candidate will repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside the current staff to repair and painting customer vehicles
  • Involvement in Drying and curing techniques use in the finishing of vehicles
  • Calculation / estimation of paint volume requirements per job
  • Health & Safety and compliance requirements of a collision repair business, such as control of substances
  • Identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g. mixing systems, paint booths, UV lamps and spray equipment

Training will take place via Emtec, Ruddington on a block release model 8 x per year.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Some experience within an automotive workshop environment

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A passion for the automotive industry
  • An enthusiasm to learn with an interest in development and progression
  • A ‘can do’ attitude
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Driven
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Able to use own initiative
  • A team player

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English. Science and ICT (or equivalent) are desirable.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business.


About the employer

Fix Auto Kettering has built a solid reputation in accident repair, consistently keeping pace with an ever-changing industry. Although the company has grown in size and joins an international network, it still maintains a family atmosphere and we are proud of our simplified claims process with your insurer, our quality commitment and our Fix Auto guarantee all combine to ensure your peace of mind.

Employer

FIX Auto

Address

3

Carrington Street

Kettering

NN16 0BY

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

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

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)


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