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Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician S J Curtis

Are you wanting to start your career in the automotive industry? S&B are recruiting on behalf of S J Curtis who are looking to recruit a damage paint technician. You will work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality. This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic person to start their career.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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 8:30am - 5pm Lunch - 30mins

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    03 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000073123

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We currently have an opening for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician to work on a wide variety of vehicles, making no day the same. The role is demanding as the successful applicant will be working on a range of vehicles while learning their trade to a nationally recognised standard.

Once the body repair technicians have worked on repairing the vehicle, it will then be your job to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish. Modern paints preparation and refinishing techniques are becoming increasingly complex, and it is essential that today's paint technicians are fully conversant with the most recent technology.

This is an unrivalled opportunity with excellent training at and superb future career prospects. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

Tasks the successful candidate can be expected to carry out:

  • Repair of minor scratches and dents
  • Preparation of new and repaired panels for refinishing
  • Preparing vehicle surfaces for masking and priming
  • Paint refinishing techniques paint detailing
  • Paint detailing and buffing
  • Polishing the paintwork of the panel to a suitable finish

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

S&B Automotive Academy is a Specialist Automotive Apprenticeship Training Provider located in Bedminster, Bristol. S&B works in partnership with S J Curtis to deliver the apprenticeship, that concludes an end point assessment.

Training is delivered in the workplace and via six one-week college blocks per year at S&B Automotive Academy. The apprentice will be assigned a workplace mentor and a college mentor who will offer support, advice and guidance by monitoring progress through the use of electronic logbook which both employer and the apprentice will have access to 24/7 365 days a year.

The apprentice will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As a company we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees. This apprenticeship is the grounding for your future development and there are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our company.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications.

About the employer

Widely recognised as Bristol & Bath’s leading accident repair centre, customer focus, service and retention are key elements within our business model. We have eliminated conflict, implemented new thinking processes, new technology, new rules and procedures to ensure we have a solution we know our customers and partners desire.

Employer

S J Curtis

Address

Southway Drive

Bristol

BS30 5LW

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Training

Training provider

S & B AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY LIMITED

Contact

David Watts

DWatts@sandbaa.com

07852344136

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)


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