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Vehicle damage panel technician apprentice EAST BILNEY COACHWORKS LIMITED

East Bilney Coachworks are renowned across the East of England, with a well earned reputation for quality service & results. Would you like to join them? The company is looking to welcome a Panel Apprentice, gaining the knowledge & skills to repair bodywork to it's former showroom glory. Supported to gain a Level 3 qualification.

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Closing date: 23 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    40 hours per week - days and shifts to be discussed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000125771

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements
  • Identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered 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
  • Identify and understand the correct joining technology, e.g. when to use resistance spot welding or mig brazing or bonding
  • Remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
  • 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
  • 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
  • Detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety

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

  • Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Level 3
  • Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
  • Functional Skill maths / English (if required)
  • 20% off the job training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Career progression is available for the right candidate.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths/English (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

We ask that all applications are made directly through this website (Apprenticeship Vacancies). Any applications that are made directly to the employer will jeopardise your chance of an Apprenticeship with this employer and will not be considered as part of the selection process. This qualification will include and End Point Assessment with an independent EPA Assessor from the Awarding Body.

About the employer

As one of the UK's leading repair groups, East Bilney Coachworks is dedicated to delivering a premium service and quality repairs. Based in the East of England, East Bilney Coachworks combines the use of state-of-the-art and conventional technologies to repair a varying range of vehicle types. Our sole aim is to offer our customers the complete repair solution and is supported through our continued investment in technology and training, as well as our ability to remain flexible and dynamic amidst evolving market trends. Since trading began in 1975, East Bilney Coachworks has maintained strong working relationships with many insurers and manufacturers, whilst enhancing our constantly expanding customer base year upon year.

Employer

EAST BILNEY COACHWORKS LIMITED

Address

Fakenham Road

East Bilney

Dereham

NR20 4HP

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Training

Training provider

STAFF SELECT LTD

Contact

Laura Malpass

Laura.malpass@novatraining.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)


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