Wilsons Nissan a well-established, large, multi franchise, main dealer in the Surrey area is looking for a dedicated panel technician to work towards a Level 3 in Vehicle Damage Panel apprenticeship standard. You will be mentored alongside experienced body panel where you will learn to prepare and repair vehicle body work to a very high standard.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 9:00am - 5:00pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice, you will be mentored alongside experienced paint and body technicians where you will learn to prepare, repair and paint vehicles to a very high standard. 

  • Be able to prepare, repair and finish vehicles using the latest bodyshop repair techniques 
  • The role will include the use of correct repair tools to carry out the work to the highest possible manufacturers standards
  • The role includes body panel replacements including alternative compound replacement panels and fixings such as welding and bonding techniques
  • Surface panel repairs include removal refit and preparation 
    Work as part of a team under supervision
  • Acquire the ability to select and use modern repair techniques such as reinforced plastic carbon and the use of modern tooling to aid in the repair process

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

Training to be provided:

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon completing the apprenticeship, you may wish to progress on to a Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician or expand your interest into custom bodywork design such as fabrication of metals, plastics and composite materials for the automotive trade, offering specialist bespoke fabrication
  • Other opportunities available will be a level 4 management role and vehicle damage assessor
  • Becoming an employer, yourself running your own body shop such as crash repair and paint specialist

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Creative, Initiative


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

Things to consider

• Wilsons are looking for highly motivated individuals, who express a desire and interest to achieve, in a modern, exciting, fast paced, multi franchise automotive environment. • The chosen candidate must have a Full UK Manual Driving Licence. • Provisional licence may be considered • Eligible to work in the United Kingdom • Full clear DBS check required

About the employer

Multi franchise main dealership trading within the new and used automotive market. Based in the South of England and have been selling cars for over 117 years, the companies’ aim is to offer their customers an extensive choice of unbeatable value and service that they can trust in one location. Their automotive portfolio consists of 11 new car brands - Abarth, Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Jeep, Hyundai, Nissan, Nismo, Peugeot, MG, Renault & Dacia. The company also stocks over 1,000 nearly new and used cars on-site.




Nonsuch Business Park Kiln Lane



KT17 1DH

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Training provider



Ifza Parvaz

01932 341416

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel technician

Level 3 (A level)

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