Apprenticeship – Vehicle Paint Technician Apprentice Rushmores Hawstead Garage

Rushmores & Hawstead are looking for a motivated individual to join them as a Vehicle Paint Technician Level 2 Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity for enthusiastic people to kick start their career within the automotive industry and work towards your Level 3 qualification.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    8:00am - 5:30pm, Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    22 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001192318

  • Positions

    1 available

The Vehicle Paint Technician Apprenticeship responsibilities will include: 

  • Ensuring all parts have been stripped from the vehicle ready to be painted
  • Sanding down relevant areas and adjoining areas for blending
  • Masking out areas to be treated
  • Etching and priming areas to be treated
  • Selecting, matching and mixing colour
  • Painting panels and vehicles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

To become a Vehicle Paint Technician, you will need to demonstrate:

  • Excellent practical skills
  • The ability to work quickly but also pay attention to detail
  • The ability to work well in a team and on your own
  • Good communication skills
  • The ability to follow written and verbal instructions

Personal qualities

  • Determined: able to recognise the opportunity afforded by the apprenticeship and willing to commit to success
  • Analytical: able to approach problems logically
  • Compliant: prepared to accept leadership and direction
  • Empathetic: able get on with colleagues
  • Diligent: determined to get things right first time with close attention to quality
  • Persistent: able to balance priorities so that, whilst at work the job comes first
  • Integrity: is honest with self and others

Qualifications required

  • There are no entry requirements to apply, however you will need to complete initial assessments in English, Maths and ICT

Future prospects

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will receive NVQ Level 2 Certificates along with Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT as well as an Employment Rights and Responsibilities project. You will then have the opportunity to work towards your Level 3 qualification.

Things to consider

Most technicians work 40 hours a week, from Monday to Friday but may be required to also work Saturdays with a day off in the week. Some tasks may be physically demanding although you will use lifting equipment to move heavy parts.

About the employer

Here at Rushmores, we are an independent family-owned business, relationships with our customers form the foundation of our business, and we ensure that these values are kept within all areas, whether it’s car sales, MOT's, servicing or accident repairs. Our well-equipped showroom here at Rushmores is ideally located just off the A21, just 2 miles away from the A20 in London

Employer

Rushmores Hawstead Garage

Address

8-10 Rushey Green

London

SE6 4JF

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Training provider

  • This course usually takes two years to gain an NVQ/VCQ Level 2.
  • To do this you'll go to a further education (FE) college, either on day or block release.
  • The rest of the time will be spent in a place of employment where you will get to learn practical skills from seeing the real working environment
  • You will shadow qualified technicians so that you are able to learn first-hand how to repair faults and damage.
  • You will also get the opportunity to assist in the repair work.
  • Once you pass your assessments and progress through your course you will be able to start completing tasks on your own.
  • To ensure you are competent in completing tasks on your own a Remit assessor will visit you periodically at the work place to complete assessment testing with you.

Training is delivered to suit the needs of every apprentice and their employer, where possible, and includes:

  • On-the-job supported study
  • E-learning
  • Distance learning and self-study
  • Classroom sessions
  • Off-the-job training
  • Block training

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

Training provider

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd

Contact

Emily Draven emily.draven@remit.co.uk


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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017