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Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice D Walton Ltd

This vacancy is for a Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice based in Manchester. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The general duties within this role may 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
  • Their direct commercial productivity and efficiency impact of their role within the whole repair process. E.g, understanding the cost of mistakes and the need for accuracy. The impact of rework on resources and reputation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Very good practical ability
  • Planning and organising
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight and sometimes conflicting deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise and use your own initiative
  • Very good attention to detail
  • Able to work as a team
  • Punctuality
  • Customer Service skills

Personal qualities

  • Embracing change
  • Adding value
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Personal accountability
  • Productivity
  • Team working and collaboration
  • Effective communication
  • Problem solving

Desired qualifications

GCSE Level 4 or above in Maths, English and a Science (or the equivalent). 

Future prospects

  • To become a fully qualified Vehicle Damage Panel Technician
  • IMI Accredited Panel technician
  • Workshop Team Leader
  • Foreman
  • Vehicle Damage Assessor
  • Accident Repair Centre Manager

Things to consider

Please do not contact the Company direct. PLEASE NOTE, we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Auto body shop in Stretford, England.


D Walton Ltd


Orion Trading Estate Unit 4

Tenax Road


M17 1JT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Kelly Porter 01254 54659

  • Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (Light Vehicle) Level 3
  • Work based training and mentoring
  • Off-site theory and practical training on a day release basis

Apprenticeship standard

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician (light vehicle)

Level 3 (A level)

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