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Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship AD Williams (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: 17 Oct 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. 08:30 – 17:30. • 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

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000086423

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Vehicle Damage Panel Technicians specialise in repairing or replacing damaged panels on our customer’s vehicles.

Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will develop the skills to prepare a vehicle for a Paint Technician by repairing, replacing and preparing accident damaged body panels utilising special tools and procedures to Volkswagen Group standards.

Daily duties will vary according to location and may include:

  • Assessing the level of damage to a vehicle and choosing to either repair or replace panels
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Repairing damaged chassis and panels
  • Keeping logs of work carried out and informing customers of any additional works
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment

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 Panel 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, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Enthusiasm & willingness to, Methodical

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths, English & Science (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

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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

AD Williams (VWG - P&B)

Address

Copthorne Bank

Copthorne

Crawley

RH10 3JF

Contact

Georgia Marlow

georgia.marlow@apprentice-employment.co.uk

07540 716 312

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


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