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Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician UK Car Body Ltd

Are you wanting to start your career in the automotive industry? S&B are recruiting on behalf of UK Carbody Ltd who are looking to recruit a damage paint technician. You will work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic person to start their career.

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Closing date: 06 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    Start Time: 07:00 to 09:00 (between those hours) Finish Time: 15:00 to 17:00 (between those hours) Time for Lunch: 1 hour

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    07 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001824669

  • Positions

    1 available

We currently have an opening for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician to work on a wide variety of vehicles, making no day the same. The role is demanding as the successful applicant will be working on a range of vehicles while learning their trade to a nationally recognised standard.

Once the body repair technicians have worked on repairing the vehicle, it will then be your job to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish. Modern paints preparation and refinishing techniques are becoming increasingly complex, and it is essential that today's paint technicians are fully conversant with the most recent technology.

This is an unrivalled opportunity with excellent training at and superb future career prospects. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

Tasks the successful candidate can be expected to carry out:

  • Repair of minor scratches and dents
  • Preparation of new and repaired panels for refinishing
  • Preparing vehicle surfaces for masking and priming
  • Paint refinishing techniques paint detailing
  • Paint detailing and buffing
  • Polishing the paintwork of the panel to a suitable finish

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Problem solver and have attention to detail
  • Good practical skills
  • Be safety conscious
  • Be patient & well organised
  • Comfortable with the use of up-to-date information technology
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting colleagues
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Problem solver and have attention to detail
  • Good practical skills
  • Be safety conscious
  • Be patient & well organised
  • Comfortable with the use of up-to-date information technology
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting colleagues
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs, Functional Skills or Key Skills at grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent)
  • Predicated grades are accepted but any offer will be provisional until proof of results is provided
  • Work experience/prior knowledge is beneficial but not essential

Future prospects

  • As a company we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees
  • This apprenticeship is the grounding for your future development and there are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our company

Things to consider

  • The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications
  • Applicants should consider the distance required to travel to the employer. Access to transport would be beneficial. For an idea of distance to travel, this link may be of use http://www.traveline.info/
  • Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship
  • Closing, interview and possible start date for this vacancy are subject to change. Interviews could commence at any time. You should apply immediately to avoid disappointment

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

UK Carbody is a BSI Kitemark-accredited car bodyshop with an excellent reputation for high quality car body repairs in Bristol and the surrounding areas. 

Employer

UK Car Body Ltd

Address

Third Way

Avonmouth

BRISTOL

BS11 9HL

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Training

Training provider

S & B AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by S&B Automotive Academy Ltd

Contact

Luke Morrison 07398 092218 Lmorrison@sandbaa.com

S&B Automotive Academy is a Specialist Automotive Apprenticeship Training Provider located in Bedminster, Bristol. S&B works in partnership with  UK Carbody Ltd to deliver the apprenticeship, that concludes an end point assessment.

Training is delivered in the workplace and via six one-week college blocks per year at S&B Automotive Academy. The apprentice will be assigned a workplace mentor and a college mentor who will offer support, advice and guidance by monitoring progress through the use of electronic logbook which both employer and the apprentice will have access to 24/7 365 days a year.

The apprentice will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)


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