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Vehicle Damage Panel Apprentice STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

We are currently recruiting for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Panel technician. The apprenticeship program offers invaluable hands-on experience within a team while gaining a recognised formal qualification. You will learn different panel removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacture specification. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Government apprentice standard - £4.81 per hour, increasing with age.

    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

    8:30am-5:30pm, Monday-Friday 40 hours minimum (subject to age)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be doing a mix of theory and practical work to build skills as a vehicle technician in the accident repair sector. As a Panel Technician you will learn different panel removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacture specification. 

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

The training takes place at Thatcham Training Academy, which is recognised as one of the UK’s most highly regarded training centres for accident repair. The training at the training centre will be block release. On successful completion of the final End Point Assessment you achieve a level 3 vehicle damage panel technician apprenticeship.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Various progression routes available through the business & industry, initially a fully qualified technician, could then move onto Vehicle Damage Assessor with additional training, Workshop Controller, Site Manager etc.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 or C and Above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 or C and Above) Desired

About the employer

Steer Automotive Group is an award-winning company with over 30 years of knowledge and expertise within the vehicle body repair sector. Having originated in the Midlands, the business is expanding rapidly through organic growth and acquisition throughout the UK and is now one of the largest Accident Repair Centre Groups in the UK. Any business is all about the people within it and we want to be the best. Our aim is to be the repairer of choice for our clients, their customers, and colleagues within the industry. Our mission is to be the best in the industry, so we are now looking for qualified people to come and work for us. If you want to be part of this dynamic and rapidly growing business, then please get in touch. We are dynamic in our approach and geared to completing outstanding repairs, by combining the latest techniques and most effective technology with delivering excellent customer service. We ensure that our customers are at the heart of what we do. Whether it is minor car park damage or a road traffic accident our repair centres provide a range of services that use modern repair methods to put your vehicle back to its pre-accident condition, ensuring we repair every vehicle with utmost pride and care.




22a Lumina Way

Lumina Industrial Park, Lincoln Rd



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Training provider



Steve Hoe

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)

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