Accident Repair Technician Apprentice Level 3 MOTOFIX ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRES LIMITED

Apprenticeships at Motofix offer a great opportunity to open the pathway for a career in the accident repair industry. You will start your Apprenticeship working to achieve a Level 3 qualification in Accident Repair Technician. You will be based at our modern accident repair centre, gaining practical skills and work experience.

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Closing date: 06 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.00am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000136360

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties:

  • Accurately and skilfully undertake the panel repair / replacement on motor vehicles
  • Fulfil all tasks to the customer’s complete satisfaction
  • Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with retailer, manufacturer and industry guidelines
  • Carry out all repairs according to best practice procedures
  • Meeting acceptable safety and quality standards
  • Interpret and implement technical instruction data
  • Ensure body alignment equipment is used accurately on all body repairs
  • Seek clarification from the Bodyshop Manager or Bodyshop Administrator if a work order is not clear or seems incorrect
  • Complete assigned jobs within the estimated repair times
  • Safeguard the customer’s vehicle and its contents while in the workshop
  • Ensure that all vehicles comply with safety standards when returned to customers
  • Observe, recognise and report on vehicle structure where necessary
  • Report on the job card all faults or defects detected while working on the vehicle
  • Report any additional damage found when stripping the vehicle directly to the Estimator / Foreman
  • Report accurately and correctly all components, materials, consumables and hours used on each vehicle repair, keeping wastage of all materials and consumables to the minimum and placing orders for replacement parts
  • Keep work area clean, tidy and free from hazards
  • Ensure all health and safety, environmental and recycling policies, plus all internal policies and procedures are adhered to, focusing on customer needs and building upon the professional reputation of the retail facility, reporting any concerns to the Bodyshop Manager or to the Health and Safety Officer
  • Check the condition and ensure the correct maintenance of tools, equipment and other materials in accordance with company policy
  • Undertake all other tasks and activities as requested by the Bodyshop Manager
  • Ensure all policies and practices are followed adhering to the retail and wholesale standards to build upon the professional reputation

Measures:

  • Personal productivity
  • Components, materials and consumables used
  • Partner Checklist audit against standards and guidelines
  • Customer satisfaction (CSI)

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

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard Accident Repair Technician.

Level 3 Accident Repair Technician - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours.

Edexcel Level 2 Functional Skills English and maths (Exemptions Apply).

Week blocks attendance at Bridgwater and Taunton College, at Bridgwater Campus, Bridgwater, Somerset.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of the Apprenticeship is not where the training stops. It is a must, to continue training to continue career progression. We are able to explore an opportunity of 1-2 day short courses and individual modules which will see you stay ahead of the curve, from new safety systems added or increased to vehicles or various new equipment required for the workshop. Expanding from the workshop/technician roles, in time you may also show the enthusiasm and tenacity to progress into such roles of Department Supervisor or even Workshop Supervisor. To which we have courses with content to cover, effective leadership, planning and allocating work and many more.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C/9-4minimum) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4minimum) Essential

Things to consider

You will need to arrange transport to and from work. Also transport, to the block dates at College and return, so may need some support from family or request assistance from your employer to enable you to attend college throughout the apprenticeship.

About the employer

Motofix is a multi-site organisation. The organisation repairs vehicles following an accident. Motofix is closely linked with major insurance companies. The business currently has 8 sites across the Southwest of England, along with the Head Office, which is in Camberley, Surrey.

Employer

MOTOFIX ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRES LIMITED

Address

32-36 Elliott Road,

Love Lane Industrial Estate,

Cirencester,

GL7 1YS

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Training

Training provider

BRIDGWATER AND TAUNTON COLLEGE

Contact

Darren Keylock

apprentices@motofix-arc.co.uk

01276 536941

Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)


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