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Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice - Bristol GEMINI REPAIRS LIMITED

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprentice vehicle accident repair technicians to join their highly successful and growing organisation. They will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical.

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Closing date: 25 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,689.60

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:30 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000062636

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprentice vehicle accident repair technicians to join their highly successful and growing organisation. They will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical.

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprenticeship candidates to start their career within their highly successful and growing organisation, as a Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice.

The Gemini Apprenticeship Programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training, while in full-time employment. A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has taken some type of collision damage.

This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition.

These fall into three main areas of skills training:

·        MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn to remove and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems

·        Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment

·        Paint-surface repair

Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques:

·        Sealing

·        Masking

·        Priming

·        Application of base coat & lacquer

·        Repairing defects and polishing

In addition to the above techniques, the employer will also provide successful candidates with additional training to achieve industry qualifications in the following techniques, throughout the programme:

·        British Standard Welding Certificate

·        Refrigerant Handler

·        Electric and Hybrid Repair

·        Senior Accredited Assessment

The post holder will also be required to complete any other tasks deemed by the line manager as appropriate in line with the role.

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

Level 3 Accident Repair Technician apprenticeship standard.

The programme lasts for 30 months. The training incorporates underpinning knowledge in partnership and managed by EMTEC Colleges.

Throughout the duration of the programme the candidates will be expected to travel to EMTEC's training centre in Nottingham for 24 separate weeks to carry out skills training. The first block is two weeks followed by individual one-week blocks. Residential accommodation will be provided if required for the candidates.

Candidates will work towards achieving the Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Standard for the Automotive Bodyshop Industry at Level 3. They will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English functional skills if they do not already hold equivalent qualifications.

Regular visits to the dealership from EMTEC Vocational Learning Advisors will take place, who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

 

Candidates will be expected to engage in self-directed learning outside of normal working hours, which will be monitored and tracked through an online e-portal. In addition to this, as part of the programme the employer is offering additional off the job training to achieve the following qualifications, in order to bring the candidate to the required skills level for Gemini ARC Multiskills Technicians.

The following additional qualifications will be included:

·       British Standard Welding accreditation BS1140 & BS4872 covering the range of .5mm to 2.5mm material (to include IMI AOM009)

·       MIG brazing, and achieve IMI AOM133

·       Bonding & Riveting EC842

·       Refrigerant Handling IMIAL L3

·       Electric & Hybrid Repair & Maintenance Senior Automotive Technician Accreditation

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will progress to full-time employment with the company.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours.

About the employer

Gemini ARC was established in July 2008, our experience in running highly efficient and professional bodyshops spans over 20 years. With 18 locations across the country we have partnerships with most major insurance companies and vehicle manufacturers so we can demonstrate our commitment to quality, and maintaining our goal of making the repair journey as stress free as possible for our customers.

Employer

GEMINI REPAIRS LIMITED

Address

Unit 13

Enterprise Trade Centre

Roman Farm Road

BS4 1UN

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)


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