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Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship (Dagenham) Fix Auto Dagenham

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Fix Auto are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy Repair Pod in Dagenham. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair process.

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Closing date: 05 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    Holiday Entitlement (Min 20 days + 8 bank holidays or 28 days)

    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 08.00 -17.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000063288

  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive 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 how 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.

Duties will include:

  • Accurately and skilfully undertake all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair.
  • Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair.
  • Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification.
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines
  • Any other ad hoc duties and when required

 

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 Multiskills Technicians.

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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working

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. Must have a driving license

About the employer

Why should you choose Fix Auto? Fix Auto are an industry leading accident repair group in the UK. By joining us, you will be given the chance to shape the future of the accident repair industry whilst developing a successful career for yourself. We are proud of the value that we add to our customers, we are constantly adapting and developing to meet the requirements of the advancements in technology in the modern-day vehicle. We help our people reach their full potential by providing training, coaching and opportunity to grow. Our team work collaboratively across the whole of our business to support and develop new skills.

Employer

Fix Auto Dagenham

Address

429-431 Rainham Road South

Dagenham

RM10 8XE

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Contact

Mary

mary.edwards@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)


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