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Paint and Re-finisher Apprenticeship Hounslow Test & Service Centre

Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified body paint technicians to be fully trained in preparing and painting repaired panels.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Day shift work, may include Saturdays, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    13 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Vehicle Paint Technician Apprentices are trained to prepare and paint panels using approved techniques, B.S.I certification and also gaining knowledge and experience in smart repairs.

Apprentices duties will involve working with a senior paint technician to do the following:

  • Dipping and spraying - spray painting involves operating a spray gun and other machinery
  • They use formulas to mix the paint that goes into the spray gun
  • They adjust the flow and viscosity of their paint and control the air pressure to the spray gun by adjusting the nozzle
  • Other job duties include properly disposing of hazardous waste, following colour charts and removing rust
  • Paint technicians must disassemble, clean and reassemble their painting equipment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Full training will be provided, no skills required

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in the cars and an urge to learn about the exterior treatment of cars

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent (A*-C/9-4 in English and maths preferable)

Future prospects

  • A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority
  • The opportunities are endless
  • By having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, whether it be progressing through their dealership or working towards a job within motorsport

About the employer

A local independent garage specialising in servicing and MOT's. They have an excellent reputation for providing excellent service to their customers. They are a well-established company in the area and continuously maintain their high standards. 


Hounslow Test & Service Centre



Spring Grove Road


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet


Jose Faria 01923 216165

Not only will apprentices be working and trained within the garage, they will attend a Skillnet approved college once a week to work towards and achieve their Vehicle Damage Paint Technician at Level 3. A Skills Coach will visit at least every 28 days as part of a close support network to ensure that apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course. An apprentices training includes:

  • Industry recognised standard qualification
  • Functional Skills - Maths and English (If required)
  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician
  • Vocational related qualification (technical certificate)

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)

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