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Volkswagen Group Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice - Watford Pentagon Paint

As part of the Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body network, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of vehicles from Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. You will develop the skills you need to successfully refinish vehicles back to factory standards and return them to our customers as good as new.

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

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Closing date: 15 Dec 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. 0830 – 1730. Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    16 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001802972

  • Positions

    1 available

Vehicle Damage Panel Technicians specialise in repairing or replacing damaged panels on our customer’s vehicles.

Over the course of the apprenticeship you will develop the skills to prepare a vehicle for a Paint Technician by repairing, replacing and preparing accident damaged body panels utilising special tools and procedures to Volkswagen Group standards.

Daily duties will vary according to location and may include:

  • Assessing the level of damage to a vehicle and choosing to either repair or replace panels
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Repairing damaged chassis and panels
  • Keeping logs of work carried out and informing customers of any additional works
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Our ideal Vehicle Damage Panel Technician will have an eye for detail and perfection with the passion to deliver excellent service for our customers.

Personal qualities

We are looking for people who are passionate about our industry and our brand. Some of the personal skills that you should think about showing us in your application are:

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Teamwork
  • Strong communication
  • Customer Service

Desired qualifications

GCSE grades GCSE (or equivalent) Grades 9 – 4 (A –C) in English and Maths and a minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) Grade 9 – 3 (A –D) in Science

'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

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity drive your career forward. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.

Things to consider

The latest information on the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices can be found at https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/pay-and-conditions

Please do not contact the retailer. Babcock Training are the main point of contact for this opportunity and carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.


About the employer

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

Our network of Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body Centres deliver a first class service to customers using teams of highly trained experts and the same paint, parts and materials that are used at our factories.

Our apprenticeship programme gives you the opportunity to become part of this network, working within an approved body shop and receiving world class training from our industry experts.

Employer

Pentagon Paint

Address

8

Colonial Way

Watford

WD24 4PT

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Babcock Training Limited

Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at our state-of-the-art training centres.

Our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

In the workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the remote sessions and at the Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and brand certifications.

On successful completion of the three year programme you will receive the following:

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship
  • Brand certifications 

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

In order to be considered for this role, you are required to complete an online application via the link listed. Your online application will be forwarded to our specialist recruitment team. If you are successful in your application, they will talk to you directly and guide you through the next stages of application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 15 Dec 2022