Bodyshop Panel Technician Apprenticeship Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre (Blackburn)
As a Vehicle Damage Panel Technician you will work within the Collision Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification.
Closing date: 08 Nov 2022
Minimum of £4.81 per hour for the first 12 months of the apprenticeship. In Years 2 and 3 the hourly wage rises dependent on age
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 39.0
Possible start date
10 Nov 2022
08 Sep 2022
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Duties will include:
Undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements.
Identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to.
Interpret relevant technical data and methods to make sure that any joints are in line with vehicle manufacturer specification and the vehicle/body panels are aligned correctly.
Ability to identify and understand the correct joining technology
Remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
Operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools.
Identify and communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection.
Ability to detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety
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.
Training will take place via Emtec, Ruddington on a block release model 8 x per year.
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
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre (Blackburn)
Vehicle damage panel technician
Level 3 (A level)
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