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Bodyshop Paint Technician Apprenticeship Sytner Group Limited

Sytner Mercedes is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician to join their team, learning how to carry out duties such as preparing, spraying and finishing vehicles that have been involved in collisions and/or other incidents in an efficient manner.

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Closing date: 28 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £280.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    39 months

  • Possible start date

    29 May 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001820493

  • Positions

    4 available

Their role includes repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification.

A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish. Demonstrating 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.

The comprehensive programme provides apprentices with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications, while in full-time employment.

This is an unrivalled opportunity with excellent training at Emtec College and superb future career prospects. Working for Sytner, the successful candidate will repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside the current staff to repair and painting customer vehicles
  • Involvement in drying and curing techniques used in the finishing of vehicles
  • Calculation / estimation of paint volume requirements per job
  • Health & Safety and compliance requirements of a collision repair business, such as control of substances
  • Identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g. mixing systems, paint booths, UV lamps and spray equipment

Training will take place via Emtec, Ruddington on a block release model 8 x per year.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Some experience within an automotive workshop environmen

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training
  • A passion for the automotive industry
  • An enthusiasm to learn with an interest in development and progression
  • A ‘can do’ attitude

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Driven
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Able to use own initiative
  • A team player
  • A keen interest in classic and performance vehicles is imperative

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English, science and ICT are desirable.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business.

Things to consider

Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Candidates must also be willing to travel to Emtec, Ruddington to complete the block release training.


About the employer

In our state-of-the-art dealerships across the UK, Sytner Group represents the world's most prestigious car manufacturers. Our success has been built by every team member working together and contributing to our one team ethos. We strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience; our employees are highly trained, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and driven to deliver our fundamental commitment to our customers; of getting it right first time and making each and every interaction special. Our ultimate aim is to be considered the best company to work for in the industry and the best company to do business with.

Employer

Sytner Group Limited

Address

Lysander Road

Bristol

BS10 7UB

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

Nationally recognised qualifications – IMI Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)

Regular review and welfare visits from our assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)


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