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Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician, Standard Level 3 FMG REPAIR SERVICES LIMITED

Are you looking to earn while you learn? Then a modern apprenticeship with FMG Repair Services is an ideal opportunity for you and we’re offering exciting apprenticeships in paint.

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Closing date: 06 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    10 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

In this role, you will be trained to repair vehicle damage to an exacting standard. You will be working within a wider vehicle repair team and have a dedicated mentor assigned to you. You will have exposure to a range of vehicles and repair methods.

  • Initially much time will be spent shadowing the mentor and other vehicle repairers to observe repair work being carried out
  • Follow all health and safety guidelines 
  • Spending time understanding the different roles and people on location
  • Help to keep the working area clean and tidy ahead of new jobs and after work is complete
  • Observe and learn the vehicle repair processes
  • After attending college and beginning to understand how repairs work, begin to support the repair process under supervision
  • As more experience is gained the opportunity will be given to take on more complex repairs under supervision
  • Complete any coursework, assignments and exams required to achieve the apprenticeship
  • Form long lasting relationships with your work colleagues
  • Gain Nationally recognised and valued qualifications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

An Excellent Attitude and Desire to Learn. Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Thirst for knowledge, Motivated.

Personal qualities

We are looking for individuals who are willing to develop their personal skills in an automotive environment. You should demonstrate a thirst for knowledge, reliability, integrity and dedication to the role. This is an important role in an accident repair centre, which requires theory knowledge and practical ability to complete.

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grades 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grades 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grades 4-9) Desired

Future prospects

It is our great hope that after successfully completing your apprenticeship that you stay on as a full-time employee and continue to help us delight our customers. FMGRS, as part of the Redde Northgate group has a focus on management development, so once you have mastered your skillset, there will be ample opportunity for further training to advance your career with us and even possibly support your own apprentice one day.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

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About the employer

FMG Repair Services offer service, speed, quality and value for all aspects of vehicle services. In, or near virtually every major town and city in the country.

Our business isn’t just about fixing cars – it’s about caring for customers, from collecting damaged vehicles, delivering courtesy cars and returning the repaired vehicle. That’s why when it comes to getting vehicles back on the road cost-effectively, with the minimum amount of fuss and the maximum amount of care – it’s not by accident – that we’re one of the UK’s largest group of accident repair centres.

Dealing with over 4,000 repair incidents per week. FMG Repair Services is the leading and largest, comprehensive automotive repairer in the UK. With 70 equipped Repair Centres nationwide, Mobile Repair, Glass Repair and Replacement service FMG Repair Services boasts one of the broadest range of repair solutions and services in the industry today.

FMG RS is part of the Redde Northgate group, who have more than 6000 employees, are part of the FTSE 250 in the UK. 8 exciting brands make up Redde Northgate PLC including Northgate Vehicle Hire, FMG, Auxillis, FMG RS, Principia Law, New Law, Van Monster and Charged EV.  All these brands compliment each other in the automotive sector to provide a total mobility solution for thousands of customers across the UK.




12 Nuffield Road



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Training provider

Thatcham Training Centre

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Thatcham Automotive Academy


Zowie Goodson 01635 868855

Your training takes place at your designated repair centre and at Thatcham Research’s Automotive Academy, which is recognised as one of the UK’s most highly regarded training centres for accident repair. You will be working towards a level 3 qualification, which includes a variety of additional training within the course. Final assessment takes place at the training centre and on successful completion you achieve a Level-3 apprenticeship.

Suitable candidates may be entered into UK skills competitions where you can showcase any skills gained.

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)

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