Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice T REEVE & SON LTD
The successful apprentice will work alongside a mentor to repair damaged vehicles. The role will involve replacing and repairing damaged panels which can include panel reshaping, wielding, bonding and mechanical fixing. You will be based at Moulsecoomb Way, in Brighton and day release will be from East Sussex College’s Eastbourne Campus.
Closing date: 09 Feb 2023
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: 40
Possible start date
13 Feb 2023
10 Jan 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Some of the key tasks will include, but are not limited to:
- Removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification
- Using repair tools
- Learning to use different vehicle technology
- Using jigs, resistance welding equipment, riveting and bonding tools
- Motor vehicle chassis and body alignment
- Learning the key process for vehicle panel repair such as Welding utilising either Tungsten, InertGas (TIG) and Metal, Inert Gas (MIG) & brazing along with spot welding, riveting utilising self-piercing rivets and utilising panel adhesive bonding as specified by the manufacturer
- Follow safety precautions
- 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
- Learning to identify where panels are beyond repair
- Learning to detect and rectify faults
- Work alongside a mentor and a team
The apprenticeship may start before the closing date.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
You will complete the Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician apprenticeship standard and be awarded either a grade Pass or Distinction. If you don't have GCSEs, at grade C/4 above or equivalent you will also have to complete Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English.
6 hours of your week will be spent on something called off-the-job training.
Training will be covered by day release, as well as being in the workplace. Common forms of training include completing written assignments, meetings with your assessor, being mentored and shadowing other members of staff. Throughout your apprenticeship you will be required to keep an off-the-job training log for any training that you complete. We cannot enter you in for your End Point Assessment until you have logged all of your training.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Once qualified further advanced training within your discipline.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
EAST SUSSEX COLLEGE GROUP
Vehicle damage panel technician
Level 3 (A level)
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