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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.

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,754.68

    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

    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 - Thursday 8.00am – 4.30pm Friday 8.00 – 3.30pm 5 days

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000085735

  • Positions

    1 available

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

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
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

Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Candidates must also be willing to travel to Emtec, Ruddington to complete the block release training.

About the employer

Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre is a family business, first established as a wheelwrights and blacksmiths by the Gillibrand family in 1859, but now owned and managed by the Weddle family and specialising in high quality paint and car body vehicle repairs.

Employer

Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre (Blackburn)

Address

Unit 5, Challenge Court,

Blakewater Rd

Blackburn

BB1 5EU

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Contact

Mary

mary.edwards@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


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