Apprentice Accident Repair Technician H&J COMMERCIALS LTD

Have you always had a passion for anything automotive? This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who has an interest for improving a range of vehicles as you will be working to bring them back to their formal glory! This role offers a great opportunity to develop skills in all craft aspects. Duties will include repair, re-assembling and replacement of existing components to a vehicle.

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    21 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    23 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

We currently have an opening for an Accident Repair Technician Apprentice, this multi-skilled role is demanding as the successful applicant will work in a modern Bodyshop environment, working on a broad range of vehicles to develop a level of skill in all craft aspects of vehicle accident repair, including Mechanical, Electrical & Trim; Panel Repair & Replacement; Paint while learning their trade to a recognised qualification.

You will be the next generation of body shop technicians with the ability to adapt and change. This is great role for someone who is willing to jump start their career and have an interest in problem solving.

Duties may include:

Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET)

•    Remove damaged & associated components from a vehicle and refit

•    Re-assemble replacement on existing components to a vehicle.

•    Remove and re-assemble permanent & non-permanent fixed vehicle body panels

•    Remove and refit all types of vehicle body panels.

•    Remove and refit trim components.

•    Identify and describe principle vehicle electrical components and systems.

•    Diagnose and rectify basic vehicle electrical faults.

Panel Repair and Replacement:

•    Repair all types of vehicle body panels.

•    Repair or refurbish Trim components.

•    Repair vehicles using thermal welding operations and processes.

•    Repair vehicles using non thermal joining, bonding and adhesive processes.

•    Remove, repair and replace structural body panels.

•    Identify and rectify vehicle body structural misalignment.

Preparation and Paint

•    Apply body filler & foundation materials.

•    Prepare all types of vehicle body material.

•    Prepare & refinish metal, plastic and pre-painted surfaces.

•    Repair minor defects in all types of body panels and materials.

•    Apply paint, primer and basecoat

•    Apply topcoats and clear coats and complete final refinishing operations.

•    Identify and rectify paint or preparation defects.

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

S&B Automotive Academy is a specialist apprenticeship training provider located in Bedminster, Bristol. The apprenticeship training is delivered via 9 weekly block releases at S&B throughout a year, learning will also take place in the workplace and a S&B Development Coach and Workplace Mentor are allocated to support and monitor your progress to help you reach your goals and manage your workload. Your employer will pay you when you are attending weekly training blocks at S&B.

As a result you will receive the following:

·        Level 3 Accident Repair Technician standard

·        Level 2 Functional skills in Maths and English (If not already exempt).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are committed to providing you with all the support and training you need to gain your Level 3 Apprenticeship Qualification and to develop your career further with us as an Accident Repair Technician. As a company we love to help our employees by encouraging them, this could open up even more career opportunities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is modified to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications.

About the employer

At H&J Commercials we have a 50ft commercial size oven where our skilled paint sprayers can get your vehicles painted and back where they should be - on the road. Working with leading paint manufacturers Akzo Nobel, we are able to match and mix the exact paint for your vehicle using the latest technology, guaranteeing the highest quality finish, from a small spot repair to complete re-sprays.






BS16 5NB

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Training provider



Luke Morrison

07398 092218

Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)

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