Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship GB Terminals (Northern) Ltd (VWG - P&B)
As part of the Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body network, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of vehicles from Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. You will develop the skills you need to successfully refinish vehicles back to factory standards and return them to our customers as good as new.
Closing date: 28 Aug 2022
£4.81-£7.00 per hour – £10,004.80-14,560 Per Year
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
15 Sep 2022
02 Aug 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Our Vehicle Damage Paint Technicians work within the Volkswagen Group Approved Repairer network to help return our customers vehicles back to factory standards following accidents including bumps and scrapes. This means that our customer’s vehicles will become as good as new.
Paint Technicians are responsible for preparing vehicles to be painted after damage has occurred or once panels have been replaced. This will include repairing minor scratches to match the rest of the vehicle. Some of the day to day duties include:
· Ensuring all parts have been stripped from the vehicle in order for it to be painted
· Sanding down relevant area and adjoining area for blending
· Masking out areas to be treated
· Etching and priming areas to be treated
· Selecting matching and mixing colours using the approved Volkswagen Group colour palette
· Spray painting panels or vehicle parts using a variety of techniques to ensure a factory standard finish.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at our state-of-the-art training centres.
Our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.
In the workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the remote sessions and at the National Learning Centre.
This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and brand certifications.
On successful completion of the three year programme you will receive the following:
· Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship
· Brand certifications
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.
Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity drive your career forward. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade D/3) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED
Vehicle damage paint technician
Level 3 (A level)