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Apprentice Vehicle Damage Panel Technician CHIPPENHAM ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LIMITED

Are you wanting to start your career in the automotive industry? S&B are recruiting on behalf of ARC Group who are looking to recruit. This is an exciting role for anyone looking to access this as a career and is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality.

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Closing date: 25 Nov 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

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    26 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    16 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001846180

  • Positions

    1 available

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled team that is committed to quality. You will train to become a qualified Vehicle Damage Panel Technician; the successful candidate can expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects. You will work independently and as part of a team following a defined process, using the skills to correctly identify the different body panel types and have the ability to use the correct repair tools to carry out the work to the highest possible standard.

You will receive training and support throughout your qualification the successful candidate will learn to remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently, using a variety of body repair panel tools, equipment and devices. Duties to include:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Refitting new/repaired panels
  • Repairing damaged bodywork using traditional dolly and hammer or more modern techniques
  • Repairing small dents, holes or corroded areas using a compound filler

A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:

  • Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken
  • Liaising with the customer or insurance company
  • Providing quotations and estimations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication and listening skills
  • Problem solving
  • Have good attention to detail
  • Good practical skills
  • Be safety conscious

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping and willing to learn
  • Team player/working with others
  • Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Proactive approach in maintaining customer standards
  • Be patient and well organised
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting a number of 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/
  • 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

About the employer

Our company has been established as a specialist Accident Repair Group for over 20 years. We have built our success on an unrivalled commitment to quality and customer service. Our objective is to deliver a high quality, comprehensive and professional customer focused service.

Employer

CHIPPENHAM ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LIMITED

Address

Vincents Road

Chippenham

SN14 6NQ

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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

The apprentice will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if a GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent has not already been achieved)

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


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