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Apprentice Vehicle Damage Panel Technician FRED SMITH & SONS (MOTOR BODIES) LTD

You'll be studying towards a L3 qualification to become a qualified Vehicle Damage Panel Technician/Vehicle Damage Paint Technician. This is an opportunity to work for a reputable company who are passionate about offering opportunity to aspiring learners who want to work in the Automotive industry. Duties will include removing and replacing structural body panels, repair techniques and processes.

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Closing date: 14 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6 per hour plus on time bonus

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday. Hours to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Health and safety
  • Materials and consumables
  • Removing and fitting non-structural body panels
  • Removing and replacing structural body panels
  • Repair techniques and processes
  • Tools and equipment
  • Vehicle body alignment
  • Welding techniques and processes

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

Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Standard.

  • Ability to undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements
  • Ability to identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to
  • Ability 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, e.g., when to use resistance spot welding or mig brazing or bonding
  • Ability to remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
  • Ability to identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools
  • Ability to 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

Fred Smith & Sons Motor Bodies Ltd

Sams Ln, West Bromwich B70 7EH

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time position within company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills


GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade A to C GCSE/9-4's and above) Essential

About the employer

Fred Smith and Son (Motor Bodies) are a Nationally known vehicle repairs organisation who commonly work on HGV's, Vans and cars. Also they offer MOT's and servicing on all types of vehicle (including motorcycles) and most recently Truck Rental.




1 Farm Street

West Bromwich

B70 7EH

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Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)

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