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Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician UK CARBODY LIMITED

UK Carbody Limited 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 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40 to £380.00

    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

    Mon-Fri 08.30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    39 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 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 Ultraviolet (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 UK Carbody Ltd, 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
  • 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. 
  • Housekeeping.

Personal qualities

The ideal candidate will have: Good communication skills A passion for the automotive industry An enthusiasm to learn with an interest in development and progression can do attitude· Some experience within an automotive workshop environment.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Driven
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Able to use own initiativeteam player.

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at grade A* to C (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.

About the employer

UK Carbody fully accredited and highly acclaimed car body shop with a excellent reputation for high quality car body repairs in Bristol and the surrounding areas. The body shop is located West of Bristol city centre in Avonmouth & has excellent access to the M4 & M5 corridors, enabling us to quickly reach Bristol, Weston Super Mare and South Wales.

Our brand-new Bristol car body repair centre is an insurance approved accident repair centre for the Bristol area. Every week our body shop carries out body repairs to all makes of vehicle including Ford, Vauxhall, and Volkswagen, as well as prestige marques such as Mercedes, Audi and BMW, and our qualified technicians are fully trained to use our state-of-the-art car body repair equipment.





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BS11 9HL

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College


Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

 Nationally recognised qualifications  IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle damage paint technician (Standard Level 3)· 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

Nursing associate (NMC 2018)

Level 5 (Higher national Diploma)

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