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Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship HACKETT'S BODYSHOP LTD

This vacancy is for a Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship based in Barnoldswick. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Mon - Fri - 08:30 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry.

The role is to prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents, in an efficient manner.
The vehicles can include cars/light commercial vehicles.
This includes ensuring correct colour match and final finish to the company and customer's exacting standards.
This is usually within a collision repair workshop or smart repair workshop/mobile repair micro business, working alongside another fully qualified Paint Technician.

The general duties within this role may include:

  • Undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair e.g. substrate surface preparation, paint volume calculation etc.
  • Correctly identify the substrate materials to be refinished e.g. plastic, steel, aluminium etc.
  • Interpret relevant technical data and methods to create paint manufactures specified application.
  • Use refinishing materials following paint manufacturer specifications to reinstate vehicle finish back to high quality
  • Identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g mixing systems, paint booths, UV lamps and spray equipment.
  • Follow all company safe working practices and adhere to all Health and safety policies and procedures.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Vehicle damage paint technician, Level 3 (A level)
  • Work based training and mentoring.
  • Off-site theory and practical training on a block release basis.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To become a fully qualified Vehicle Damage Paint Technician.
  • IMI Accredited Paint technician.
  • Workshop Team Leader.
  • Foreman.
  • Vehicle Damage Assessor.
  • Bodyshop Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Initiative, Punctuality


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Owned and managed by Richard Hackett, we are a small team of bodyshop technicians, most of whom have been in the trade for their entire working lives. Richard started work on these premises in 1990 as an apprentice for Lunds Autobodies. After spending time away working for Simpsons (Peugeot dealers at the time), BMW and Land Rover, he returned to the firm and bought the business in 2009. A car enthusiast both in and out of the business, Richard's current labour of love is a Pontiac Firebird TransAm 5.0 V8 which has appeared at Skipton car show and Burnley Townley hall car show.







BB18 6SZ

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Training provider



Lauren Reddaway

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)

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