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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.

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    £4.81-£7.00 per hour – £10,004.80-14,560 Per Year

    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 – Friday. 0830 – 1730. • Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. • Working week will be confirmed on application.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000072571

  • Positions

    1 available

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

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Methodical

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade D/3) Desired

Things to consider

Information on the Apprentice National Minimum Wage can be found at https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/pay-and-conditions Please do not contact the retailer, Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

About the employer

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. Our network of Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body Centres deliver a first-class service to customers using teams of highly trained experts and the same paint, parts and materials that are used at our factories.

Employer

GB Terminals (Northern) Ltd (VWG - P&B)

Address

Cullet Drive

Queenborough

ME11 5AP

Contact

Georgia Marlow

Georgia.marlow@apprentice-employment.co.uk

07540 716312

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)


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