Volvo Trucks Damage Panel/Body Technician Apprenticeship VOLVO GROUP UK LIMITED

This apprenticeship is the Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician standard program with Volvo Truck & Bus in Loughborough, LE11 5HE. As an apprentice, you will learn how to repair, and replace, damaged bodywork on HGVs using specialist techniques with traditional tools and the latest equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 hours, 8:30am - 4:30pm, Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 May 2023

  • Date posted

    02 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Volvo pride themselves on product innovation and excellence. Their standards are high and their service must be second to none. That is why they created the Volvo Apprentice Programme - widely considered to be the best throughout the truck and bus industry.

At Volvo, their secret to providing consistently high levels of service is their people. They provide all their apprentices with the skills needed to become a qualified body repair technician with a secure career. A Volvo trained apprentice will become a top class asset to their business for years to come.

As an apprentice you will learn how to repair, and sometimes replace, damaged bodywork using specialist techniques with traditional tools and the latest equipment.

• Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage.

• Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork.

• Removal and replacement of body panels and associated components.

• Refitting new/repaired panels.

• Repairing damaged bodywork using traditional dolly and hammer or more modern techniques incl MiG brazing.

• Repairing small dents, holes, or corroded areas using a compound filler.

• Use Volvo special tools safely and efficiently.

• Wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when required.

• Assist with cleaning the workshop.

• Comply with warranty procedures during repairs and with warranty material on completion of repair.

• Ensure that the company’s time recording procedures are complied with.

• Ensure job cards are completed accurately.

• Ensure all vehicle defects are reported to workshop Supervisor.

• Attend college courses regularly and achieve the standards required by the course.

• Attend any technical or development training that is made available

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

This is a Vehicle Damage Panel Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Group. Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby. This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 12 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme, which equals 4 weeks per year. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you. You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications:

• Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Level 3

• Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths (if required)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As an apprentice, you will be a full time employee from the very beginning and while training you’ll be earning your place as an integral part of the workshop team. Once you have achieved your qualification, you will have further opportunities to progress within the bodyshop.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Enthusiasm to learn, Passionate


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

Things to consider

Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications

About the employer

The first Volvo truck was born in 1928. Since then, they have grown to become the largest producer of heavy trucks in Europe. Their reliability is renowned. And it’s underpinned by their three core values – quality, safety and environmental care. With a network of over 85 fully equipped Volvo Truck & Bus workshops throughout the UK and Ireland, customers can count on their certified technicians to keep your Volvo truck in optimal condition.




Byron Street Ext

LE11 5HE

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023