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Bodyshop Paint Technician Apprenticeship Sytner Group Limited Mercedes-benz

Sytner Jaguar Land Rover is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician to join their team in West London learning how to carry out duties such as preparing, spraying and finishing vehicles that have been involved in collisions and/or other incidents in an efficient manner.

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Closing date: 26 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,560.00

    The higher of NMW or the following year on course: Year 1 = £7.00 p/h Year 2 = £8.00 p/h Year 3 = £9.50 p/h

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000080852

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role includes repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification.

A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish. Demonstrating colour identification and select the correct materials such as primers, base coats and lacquers applied using spray equipment and utilising modern drying/curing techniques such as Ultra Violet (UV), Infrared and catalytic solutions used in the refinishing of vehicles. Create a safe environment working efficiently and reducing waste.

Duties will include: 

  • Working alongside the current staff to repair and painting customer vehicles.
  • Involvement in drying and curing techniques used in the finishing of vehicles
  • Calculation / estimation of paint volume requirements per job
  • Health & Safety and compliance requirements of a collision repair business, such as control of substances
  • Identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g. mixing systems, paint booths, UV lamps and spray equipment

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

Nationally recognised qualifications – IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle damage Body technician (Standard – Level 3).

Functional Skills Level 2 (if required).

Regular review and welfare visits from our assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English/Maths (Grade 9- 4/A- C) Desired

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour from April 2020. 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 which 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.

About the employer

In our state-of-the-art dealerships across the UK, Sytner Group represents the world's most prestigious car manufacturers. Our success has been built by every team member working together and contributing to our one team ethos. We strive to deliver an exceptional customer experience; our employees are highly trained, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and driven to deliver our fundamental commitment to our customers; of getting it right first time and making each and every interaction special.

Employer

Sytner Group Limited Mercedes-benz

Address

41A Hanworth Road

Sunbury-On-Thames

TW16 5LN

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)


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