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Apprentice Vehicle Accident Repair Technician GEMINI REPAIRS LIMITED

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprentice vehicle accident repair technicians to join their highly successful and growing organisation in Yeovil. They will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 17:00 (Over 18 the hours would be 42.5 hours per week.)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001819792

  • Positions

    1 available

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprentice vehicle accident repair technicians to join their highly successful and growing organisation. They will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical.

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprenticeship candidates to start their career within their highly successful and growing organisation, as a Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice.

The Gemini Apprenticeship Programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training, while in full-time employment. A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has taken some type of collision damage.

This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition.

These fall into three main areas of skills training:

  • MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn strip and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems
  • Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment
  • Paint-surface repair

Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques:

  • Sealing
  • Masking
  • Priming
  • Application of base coat & lacquer
  • Repairing defects and polishing

In addition to the above techniques, the employer will also provide successful candidates with additional training to achieve industry qualifications in the following techniques, throughout the programme:

  • British Standard Welding Certificate
  • Refrigerant Handler
  • Electric and Hybrid Repair
  • Senior Accredited Assessment

The post holder will also be required to complete any other tasks deemed by the line manager as appropriate in line with the role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Due to the requirements of the role, candidates are required either hold, or be willing to work towards achieving a full clean driving licence • Good team working skills

Personal qualities

  • Mechanically minded
  • Interest in the body shop environment
  • Outgoing
  • Confident
  • Professional
  • Keen interest in the automotive industry

Desired qualifications

  • 5 GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) including maths, and English are essential. Science and ICT (or equivalent) are desirable

Future prospects

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will progress to full-time employment with the company

Things to consider

  • Reality Check: Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours

About the employer

Welcome to Gemini ARC. Established in July 2008, our experience in running highly efficient and professional bodyshops spans over 20 years. We understand how stressful having a motor accident can be, so our goal is to make the repair journey as painless as possible.

Gemini ARC has partnerships with most major insurance companies and vehicle manufacturers so we can demonstrate our commitment to quality through this challenging experience.

Visit any of our repair centres, where you will be greeted by our friendly receptionists and skilled estimators who can advise you on the correct route for your vehicles repair needs.

Employer

GEMINI REPAIRS LIMITED

Address

Unit 6-8

Bofors Park

Yeovil

BA22 8YH

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

Level 3 Accident Repair Technician apprenticeship standard.

The programme lasts for 30 months. The training incorporates underpinning knowledge in partnership and managed by EMTEC Colleges.

Throughout the duration of the programme the candidates will be expected to travel to EMTEC's training centre in Nottingham for 24 separate weeks to carry out skills training. The first block is two weeks followed by individual one-week blocks. Residential accommodation will be provided if required for the candidates.

Candidates will work towards achieving the Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Standard for the Automotive Bodyshop Industry at Level 3. They will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English functional skills if they do not already hold equivalent qualifications.

Regular visits to the dealership from EMTEC Vocational Learning Advisors will take place, who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Candidates will be expected to engage in self-directed learning outside of normal working hours, which will be monitored and tracked through an online e-portal. In addition to this, as part of the programme the employer is offering additional off the job training to achieve the following qualifications, in order to bring the candidate to the required skills level for Gemini ARC Multiskills Technicians.

The following additional qualifications will be included:

  • British Standard Welding accreditation BS1140 & BS4872 covering the range of 5mm to 2.5mm material (to include IMI AOM009)
  • MIG brazing, and achieve IMI AOM133
  • Bonding & Riveting EC842
  • Refrigerant Handling IMIAL L3
  • Electric & Hybrid Repair & Maintenance Senior Automotive Technician Accreditation

Apprenticeship standard

Autocare technician

Level 2 (GCSE)


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