National Apprenticeship Week: 6 to 12 February 2023

Time to celebrate apprenticeships. Get involved with National Apprenticeship Week.

Apprentice Vehicle Paint Refinishing Technician (35240) STRATTON SMART LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity has arisen with Stratton Smart. They have a need for an Apprentice Vehicle Paint Refinishing Technician in their busy vehicle workshop.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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–5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A normal day would include:

  • Keeping the workshop clean & tidy
  • You will be taught how to use tools & equipment used in the workshop
  • You will learn safe working procedures in the workshop
  • You will assist other operatives with their work whilst receiving on the job training
  • You will learn about preparing materials for painting
  • You will learn how to repair minor paint defects
  • You will learn how to apply fillers and foundation materials
  • You will learn how to mix and match colours, blend and apply topcoats

Due to the nature of the work - driving vehicles around - all applicants must have a full driving license.

What you could go on to do:

Possible progression within the company

How you will be supported:

Full training and support will be provided by our expert tutors and assessment staff at The Growth Company. You will also be assigned a mentor in the workplace who will pass on their skills and knowledge to you.

What will happen next

New applicants to The Growth Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there

If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

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

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Advanced Level Apprenticeship gaining a Level 3 qualification as vehicle damage paint technician.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Good problem-solving skills, Punctuality, Reliability, Honesty, A disciplined attitude, Interest in automotive trade


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

About the employer

Stratton Smart has gained an outstanding reputation for our commitment to providing motorists in the North West with outstanding vehicle repair services through our experienced technicians. We work alongside the UK’s leading insurers, as well as private vehicle owners, to carry out repairs on all makes and models of cars and light commercial vehicles. We have a team of qualified professionals, trained in all areas of the vehicle repair process, who work exceptionally hard to ensure our services are kept at the level that our customers expect. Our technicians have the necessary skills and competencies in all areas of Vehicle Damage Assessment, Panel repair and replacement, and Paint Refinishing.








You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Mar 2023