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Vehicle Damage Panel Apprentice Balgores

Are you wanting to start your career in the Automotive Industry? Are you practical and passionate about Vehicles? Balgores Motors is looking for a Vehicle Panel Apprentice to join their expert team!

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

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Closing date: 17 Dec 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

    Days and hours TBC - (Shifts may vary)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001759781

  • Positions

    1 available

As an apprentice, you will learn how to repair and sometimes replace, damaged bodywork using specialist techniques with traditional tools and the latest equipment.

Duties will include:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Refitting new/repaired panels
  • Repairing damaged bodywork using traditional dolly and hammer or more modern techniques
  • Repairing small dents, holes, or corroded areas using a compound filler

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

Whilst the vast majority of work is accident-related, panel beaters also carry out cosmetic work on behalf of owners keen to give their beloved cars the motoring equivalent of a facelift!

Wage is at least National Minimum for an apprentice and depends on experience.

Hours can vary slightly from starting at 8.30 or 9am.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The job involves numerous activities and panel beaters will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles. As a panel beater, 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

Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage.

Desired qualifications

If you have achieved a level 2 or higher in body repair you may not be eligible for the apprenticeship. Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades of 9-4/A*-C in English and maths.

Future prospects

If you're looking for a motor industry apprenticeship that could lead not just to a job but a long-term career with opportunities for promotion and progression, then this could be for you!

Things to consider

Panel beating involves manual labour and requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina. It is important that panel beaters always use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safety procedures.

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 this branch easily each day.


About the employer

Balgores Motor Group is East Anglia's leading Accident Repair Group with eleven manufacturer-approved car body repair centres throughout Essex and Suffolk, including Romford, Brentwood, Colchester, Southend-on-Sea, Sudbury and Bury St Edmunds. They offer a wide range of accident repair services, including vehicle recovery, accident management, courtesy vehicles and more.

Employer

Balgores

Address

Unit K3

Drury Drive, Woodhall Business Park

Sudbury

CO10 1WH

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Training

Training provider

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd

Contact

Paul Northridge

This is a Vehicle Damage Panel Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Group.

Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI).

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby.

This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 12 separate weeks (Monday - Friday) 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 either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications:

  • Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Level 3
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in English & maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 17 Dec 2021