Apprentice Vehicle Accident Repair Technician A B L Redhill Ltd
ABL 1 Touch are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy vehicle repair centre. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair process.
Closing date: 28 Oct 2022
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
29 Oct 2022
01 Apr 2022
Level 3 (A level)
The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive 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.
Duties will include:
- Accurately and skilfully undertake all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair
- Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair
- Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification
- Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines
- Any other ad-hoc duties and when required
Requirements and prospects
- Manual skills
- Communication skills
- Eager to learn
- Team work
- Mechanically minded
- Interest in the body shop environment.
- Keen interest in the automotive industry
To have achieved GCSEs at grades A*-D/9-3 (or equivalent) in maths and English before completing the apprenticeship.
Upon successful completion of apprenticeship, the role holder will continue to develop their skills and abilities through ongoing continuous improvement, with the potential to develop career opportunities and earnings potential in line with their productivity.
Things to consider
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role that exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.
Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.
This apprenticeship is work-based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address.
About the employer
We are a multi-award-winning company based in the South East of England. An approved repairer of major leading UK insurance companies & vehicle manufacturers, we repair all makes of vehicles - three good reasons to relax in the knowledge that your car is in good hands.
And here are three more:
We are passionate about your car:
Twenty years of experience have made us experts in quality repairs. We only use the best techniques and technicians to work on your vehicle and we are proud of the BSI Kite mark in vehicle body repair held by all our sites.
Passionate about good service:
Our aim is to repair your car to the correct quality standards with the minimum disruption to you. Priding ourselves on quality and convenience, all our work is fully guaranteed. If there is something we could do better, we want to hear about it so we can put it right immediately.
We are passionate about people:
Our friendly and approachable team are always available to answer your questions and keep you informed. We believe by investing in our professional and highly skilled staff we can offer you a service and repair to be proud of.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College
Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team
Level 3 Accident Repair Technician apprenticeship standard.
Accident repair technician
Level 3 (A level)
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