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Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice - Newton Aycliffe, County Durham A A S Accident Repair Centre

This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic person to start their career within the automotive industry. You will work as part of a highly skilled work force that is committed to quality in repairing accident damaged vehicles. The successful candidate can expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 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-hours per day, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Repairing accident damage to vehicle panels
  • Replacing vehicle panels - both structural and non-structural
  • Welding of vehicle panels, including MIG, Spot and Brazing
  • Vehicle body measuring and realignment

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

  • Our training partner will deliver a high-quality programme here in our bodyshop alongside a highly skilled mentor - both will support you in becoming a skilled and qualified vehicle panel technician
  • All training takes place on site - no travelling to college or block release
  • Once the apprenticeship is complete, you will achieve a Level 3 Apprenticeship Qualification in Vehicle Damage Panel Technician

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Following completion of your apprenticeship, you can have a full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority such as workshop controller, Vehicle Damage Assessor or Bodyshop Manager
  • The opportunities are endless, having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their careers within the automotive sector following their own interests and ambitions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English GCSE or equivalent (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths GCSE or equivalent (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

AAS accident repair centre provides paint and bodywork repairs to a wide range of cars and vans, with all work carried out to the highest standards. We can provide whatever you need to keep your vehicles running well and looking good.


A A S Accident Repair Centre






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Training provider



Sim Yoxen

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)

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