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Bodyshop Paint Technician Apprenticeship Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre (Blackburn)

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? As a Vehicle Damage Panel Technician you will work within the Collision Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    22 + 8 bank holidays Apprenticeship wage goes up after 1st year - dependent on age the wage rises.

    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 - Thursday 8:00am - 4:30pm Friday 8.00 – 3.30pm 5 days

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties will include:


·         Working alongside the current staff to repair and painting customer vehicles.

·         Involvement in drying and curing techniques used in the finishing of vehicles

·         Calculation / estimation of paint volume requirements per job

·         Health & Safety and compliance requirements of a collision repair business, such as control of substances.

·         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.


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

Nationally recognised qualifications – IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle damage Body technician (Standard – Level 3)
Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)
Regular review and welfare visits from our assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


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

Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Candidates must also be willing to travel to Emtec, Ruddington to complete the block release training. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour from April 2020. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. • Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation • Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early • This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address.

About the employer

Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre is a family business, first established as a wheelwrights and blacksmiths by the Gillibrand family in 1859, but now owned and managed by the Weddle family and specialising in high quality paint and car body vehicle repairs.


Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre (Blackburn)


Unit 5, Challenge Court,

Blakewater Rd



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Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)

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