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Vehicle Damage Panel Repair Apprenticeship Top Gun Refinishing

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: 15 Aug 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

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001791988

  • 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

Manufacturer Authorised Vehicle Repair Specialists

Top Gun Refinishing is an independent, purpose-built vehicle repair centre, with state-of-the-art equipment and services.  The business has gone from strength to strength and is now celebrating over 30 years in the motor trade.

We are more than happy to go that extra mile to ensure your experience is stress free and positive. Your keys won't just be left behind reception on completion of your repairs, you will be often invited in for a drink and a chat whilst you wait. Our staff are trained in all areas of the repair process and work exceptionally hard to ensure our services are kept at the high levels our customers expect.

Our vast range of accident repair services include: vehicle body repairs, aluminium repairs, vehicle recovery, alloy refurbishment, 4 Wheel alignment plus much more.

With our much valued accreditations and manufacturer approvals we can ensure services of the highest standards.

We are manufacturer authorised repairers for Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Nissan, Mazda, Vauxhall and Volvo.

Our parts department can supply manufacturer approved parts and accessories for your vehicle. Routine maintenance parts including tyres & filters; styling and lifestyle accessories to add individuality to your vehicle. Trade and retail parts enquiries both welcome.

Employer

Top Gun Refinishing

Address

17-18

Bankside

Kidlington

OX5 1JE

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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: 15 Aug 2022