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Vehicle Paint Apprentice Kent Auto Panels Ltd

Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified body paint technicians to be fully trained in preparing and painting repaired panels. You'll be responsible for undertaking paint repair and restoration work on all makes of motor vehicles, whilst achieving the highest standards possible.

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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

    Monday - Friday, shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 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

  • Practicle
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to listen

Personal qualities

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

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 3 GCSE’s or equivalent (A-C/8-4 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

Founded as a one man Panel Beaters by Dennis Furneaux over 60 years ago, Kent Auto Panels has grown to be one of the largest Motor Groups with 5 branches in the South East. Now run by his son Garry, on behalf of all of those at KAP Motor Group, he would like to thank those that have contributed to making KAP a success, none more so than their loyal customers that just keep on coming back!


Kent Auto Panels Ltd


Shorncliffe Motor Park

Ross Way


CT20 3UJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet


Sean Hogan 01923 216165

Not only will apprentices be working and trained within the garage, they will also attend a Skillnet approved college to work towards and achieve their Level 3 Standard in Vehicle Damage Paint Technician. 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. 

Together with generous rewards and structured approach to training and development, Trust Ford offer real job security and every opportunity to progress. So if you are committed and are looking for a career, please apply.

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)

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