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Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship - Kent AUTO BODY LANGUAGE LIMITED

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? ABL 1touch are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy bodyshop in Waltham Cross. 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: 06 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


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

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 08.30 -17.00

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 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 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?

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour. 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 that 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.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of apprenticeship, the role holder will continue to develop their skills and abilities through ongoing continuous improvement, with the potential to develop career opportunities and earnings potential in line with their productivity

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

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 College to complete the block release training.

About the employer

Established over 25 years ago, ABL started as a family-owned accident repair business reaching 4 sites in 2011. In 2015 the 1 Touch Repair Group was created to offer an alternate solution to the industry, moving away from large sites, incorporating the ‘repair over replace’ ethos that was at the heart of ABL, providing innovative, technical centers to attract the leading talent in the industry. This grew quickly from 2 sites in 2015 to 9 sites by the end of 2020. At the end of 2020, backed by Private Equity investment ABL and 1 Touch Repair finally became ABL 1 Touch with 13 sites in total. ABL 1 Touch takes pride in providing industry leading customer journeys by ensuring we promote a culture throughout the business that attracts and retains the best talent. At ABL 1 Touch, we take great pride in our company values, and incorporate them into everything we do. Our values were rebranded three years ago, as part of a wider project where a culture team was put together to look at how the working environment could be improved for employees. It was important to ensure everyone in the business was aiming for the same goal, therefore the culture team engaged with all employees with surveys and focus groups to find out their honest views of the business. As part of the work, adjectives were taken from employee submissions that described their feelings towards the company and from this emerged three words which became our company values, evolving completely from our employees, which are engrained into the business and shapes everything that we do on a daily basis. Pride: Do the right thing Innovate: Lead the way Responsible: Take ownership




Unit 8 Vestry Roa



TN14 5EL

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Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)

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