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Vehicle Damage Panel Repair Apprenticeship Balgores Motor Group

This exciting opportunity is ideal for someone looking for a structured, supportive, and challenging apprenticeship and we are looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our dynamic teams.

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

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Closing date: 11 Jul 2022

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

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30, however your exact hours will be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    25 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001777190

  • Positions

    1 available

A Vehicle Damage Panel Technician works within a Body Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification. The vehicles can include cars and light commercial vehicles.

With motor vehicle technology changing all the time panel technicians keep up to date with the most relevant equipment and advanced repair techniques within the automotive industry. They do so by adhering to the manufacturer’s literature and modification bulletins.

The equipment they use can include using jigs, resistance welding equipment, riveting and bonding tools, as well as new equipment such as Reinforced Plastic Carbon Fibre diagnostic ultrasound tools.

The duties of a Panel Technician may include:

  • Using a range of tools
  • Panel Repair & Replacement
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET)
  • Smoothing minor dents and filling small holes or rusted areas
  • Keeping records of all completed work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills

All of our opportunities receive a really good response and so we're looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We're not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use own initiative
  • A thorough and organised approach
  • Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
  • Maintain productive, professional and secure working environment

Desired qualifications

  • Prior Attainment: GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted
  • In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English and maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted

Equivalent grades include: 

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

Future prospects

  • There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding business. Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry recognised qualification

About the employer

Founded in 1982, Balgores Motors is one of the largest independent bodyshop groups in the UK, setting the benchmark for quality, efficiency and exacting standards. We now have employ over 300 staff across 10 sites situated throughout East London, Essex and Suffolk, with our coverage for accident repair extending into Kent and Norfolk.

Our group has broadened its operational activities beyond accident repair in recent years, to include property sales, vehicle leasing and accident management.

Committed to high standards

Our repair centres have a reputation for being at the forefront of repair technology. Our friendly and hardworking team is focused on providing the best standards of care and workmanship in the industry.

Our commitment to high quality and standards runs right through the organisation, from our attentive and helpful admin staff, our accident management teams, our recovery vehicle drivers through to our skilled technicians in workshop.

Commitment to Training

Modern cars are increasingly complicated, and vehicle repair requires specialist skills and training. Balgores has an on-going and continuous training program to ensure our vehicle repair technicians work to the exacting standards of each individual manufacturer.

Kitemark Approved

We are proud to have been one of the first bodyshops to achieve the industry BS 10125 certification, which is only awarded to the very best repairers in the UK.

Manufacturer approvals

We are approved repairers for no less than 20 manufacturers, click to find out more.

Lifetime Warranty

For your complete peace of mind we offer a lifetime warranty on all vehicle repairs that we carry out. This will also help you to maintain your cars residual value.

Employer

Balgores Motor Group

Address

Tollgate Business Centre Unit 1

Thetford Road

Bury St. Edmunds

IP31 1SX

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Training

Training provider

CALEX UK LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Volvo Training & Development Centre

Contact

Calex UK Recruitment recruitment.calexuk@gmail.com

Over the 36-month programme you will work towards a Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • At work training supported with coaching, mentoring and assessment
  • Instructor led training at Volvo’s Training & Development Centre at Daventry
  • Online learning modules (+ other elective sessions if you wish)
  • Webinar based modules
  • Assignments and workbooks: completed by self-study/in dealer study
  • On the job competence assessment with assigned mentors

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Jul 2022