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Vehicle Damage Panel Repair Apprenticeship Ripon Paint & Body

This exciting opportunity is the 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 to 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

    09 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001831945

  • Positions

    1 available

A Vehicle Damage Panel Technician works within a Body Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification. The vehicles can include cars and light commercial vehicles.

With motor vehicle technology changing all the time panel technicians keep up to date with the most relevant equipment and advanced repair techniques within the automotive industry. They do so by adhering to the manufacturer’s literature and modification bulletins.

The equipment they use can include using jigs, resistance welding equipment, riveting and bonding tools, as well as new equipment such as Reinforced Plastic Carbon Fibre diagnostic ultrasound tools.

The duties of a Panel Repair Technician may include:

  • Remove & refit body panels e.g. wings, doors, bonnets, tailgates
  • Repairing & reshaping panels using body filler, panel hammers and other special tools
  • Welding on new panels
  • Remove & refit of mechanical parts e.g. wheels, suspension, steering, air conditioning, transmissions, engines
  • Remove & refit electrical components e.g. lights, security systems, instruments & entertainment systems, charging and starting systems, electrical fault finding
  • Remove & refit interior & exterior trims e.g. bumpers, spoilers, door trims, carpets

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.

Personal qualities

  • Logical and creative thinking skills
  • Analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
  • Can use 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

Ripon Paint & Body’s combined experience in collision repair well exceeds 90 years. We are here to provide you with a high quality, efficient and reassuring service. We use state of the art equipment to analyse and repair your vehicles. Our mechanics are highly trained and provide an efficient and reliable service. We use a computerised estimating system, & paint matching system, alongside a guaranteed paint matching service. We are equipped to handle a wide variety of repair work for all types of models, no matter how specialised the vehicle and its requirements. Our skilled team will be happy to give you an estimate of the cost of repair and the length of time it will require.

Employer

Ripon Paint & Body

Address

Dallamires Lane

Ripon

HG4 1TT

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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 Panel Technician. 

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