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BMW Bodyshop Panel Apprenticeship - Barretts of Canterbury Accident Repair Centre BMW / MINI BMW Group Academy

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers. You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI Bodyshop, where you will be responsible for repairing accident damaged motor vehicles to the high standards of the BMW/MINI brand.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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 shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001764756

  • Positions

    1 available

We are currently recruiting for a Bodyshop Panel Apprentice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers. You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI Bodyshop, where you will be responsible for repairing accident damaged motor vehicles to the high standards of the BMW/MINI brand.

All BMW Bodyshop Apprentices (Paint & Panel) attend a centralised body training facility in Milton Keynes for their off-the-job training. This centre is equipped with BMW Cars and BMW Colour Systems to ensure that apprentices are trained to the highest standards.

The role of a Bodyshop Panel Technician includes:

  • The removal, repair and refitting of panels and components
  • Welding techniques
  • Panel beating
  • Dent removal
  • Vehicle Damage Assessments

During the time spent at your BMW Bodyshop, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme.

A BMW representative will also visit on a 12-weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To have good manual dexterity
  • Full training will be provided

Personal qualities

Successful applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole
  • Be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn
  • Positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism
  • Be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy Bodyshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually

Desired qualifications

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT (or one other subject if candidate did not take ICT)

Future prospects

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will progress to become a fully qualified Bodyshop Panel Technician

Things to consider

  • Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the body training facility in Milton Keynes to complete their apprenticeship training
  • Training is completed in one-week blocks approximately once every two-three months. All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer/Bodyshop (travel, accommodation and food)
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

About the employer

All Motor Vehicle Technician, Aftersales Customer Service (Parts & Service) and Motorcycle Technician Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer, and will attend the BMW Group Academy for their training.

The BMW Group Academy is based at Wokefield Park near Reading in Berkshire. All Bodyshop Technician (Paint & Panel) Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer or Bodyshop and will attend our body training facility for their training. The body training facility is in Milton Keynes.

Employer

BMW Group Academy

Address

Unit 37-40

Thomas Way

Lakesview International Business Park

Canterbury

CT3 4JZ

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Additional location information

This Panel vacancy is based at Barretts of Canterbury Accident Repair Centre, Lakesview Business Park, Thomas Way, Hersden, Canterbury, Kent CT3 4JZ

Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BMW Group Academy

Contact

Mark Sadler 01189 480449 apprenticerecruitment@bmw.co.uk

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Standard

Included in standard is the welding accreditation to meet PAS125 accreditation.

  • IMIAL Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigeration Handling
  • IMIAL Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicles

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

All applications are to be done through the BMW Apprenticeship website. The apply 'online link' can be found at the bottom of the web page. Candidates will only be contacted if they meet the initial criteria for the BMW/MINI programme.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jan 2023