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Vehicle Damage Paint Repair Apprenticeship Shorade Accident Repair Centre

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

    A typical working week could be 40 hours Monday - Friday 8.30am - 5.30pm, 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

    30 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001797368

  • Positions

    1 available

A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry. The role is to prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents in an efficient manner. The vehicles can include Cars/Light Commercial Vehicles. This includes ensuring correct colour match and final finish to the company and customers exacting standards. This is usually within a collision repair workshop or smart repair workshop/mobile repair micro business and working alongside another fully qualified Paint Technician.

They prepare vehicles fully before painting to include masking, sanding and other necessary preparation work.

They are also responsible for keeping all company tools and equipment safe and in a clean, workable condition paying particular attention to the reduction of any fire hazards.

Their role includes:

  • Repair
  • Surface preparation
  • Painting to the manufacturer paint specification

A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish. This includes being able to demonstrate colour identification and select the correct materials such as primers, base coats and lacquers applied using spray equipment and utilising modern drying/curing techniques such as Ultra Violet (UV), Infrared and catalytic solutions used in the refinishing of vehicles. Create a safe environment working efficiently and reducing waste.


Requirements and prospects

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

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use your 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: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 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

  • Shorade have been established since 1968
  • Second generation family business
  • Reputation built around trust and expertise
  • Committed to delivering excellence and exceeding our customers' expectations

Our Promise:

  • Only perfect will do

Vision:

  • To restore our customers’ pride and joy in their cars – making them look as good as the day they brought them

Mission:

  • To be the repairer of choice and consistently recognised as the top approved repairer for all our partner marques

Values:

  • Always aiming for perfection
  • We constantly strive and challenge ourselves to improve.  We’re only happy when the job we do for our customers - and the way we do it - is absolutely perfect
  • Always keeping it personal
  • We aim to give each individual customer a fantastic experience by listening, understanding and accommodating whatever they want, and providing an unmatched level of service
  • Being passionately proud of everything we do
  • We take personal and collective pride in our attention to detail, our technical skills, our quality, the relationships we build and the results we achieve for our customer

Employer

Shorade Accident Repair Centre

Address

Shorade House

Walsall Road

Cannock

WS11 0HP

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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 Apprentice Standard in Vehicle Damage Paint Technician. 

  • At work training supported with coaching, mentoring and assessment
  • Instructor led training at Volvo’s Training and 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 paint 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