Accident Repair Technician - Multi-Skilled Bodyshop Apprentice British Car Auctions (BCA)
BCA have a great opportunity for anyone looking to enhance their skills with an Accident Repair Apprenticeship. This role allows you to develop technical skills in all repair aspects from removing damaged and associated components from a vehicle and refitting, and re-assembling replacement or existing components with great future career options.
Closing date: 20 Jan 2024
£10,982.40 to £21,673.60
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).Minimum Wage Rates
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
21 Jan 2024
04 Aug 2023
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
BCA 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 and Trim, Panel Repair and 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 and associated components from a vehicle and refit
- Re-assemble replacement or existing components to a vehicle
- Remove and re-assemble permanent and 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 and foundation materials
- Prepare all types of vehicle body material
- Prepare and 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
The training you will be getting
Training is delivered in the workplace and via 9 weekly college training blocks per year at S&B's specialist Automotive Academy in Bristol.
The apprentice will be assigned a workplace mentor and an S&B development coach who will offer support, advice, and guidance by monitoring progress via S&B’s purposely developed eLogbook that all parties can access at any time.
Apprentices take a Gateway Assessment at the end of every year to progress until the completion of the End Point Assessment.
If an apprentice faces a daily commute to S&B’s Academy that is not viable whilst on a weekly training block, the apprentice can arrange with the employer to stay in hotel accommodation.
As a result, you will receive the following qualification:
- Level 3 Accident Repair Technician standard
- Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths and English (If not already exempt)
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
As a company, we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees. An apprenticeship is the grounding for your future development and there are lots of opportunities to develop your career.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
S & B AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY LIMITED
Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Accident repair technician
Level 3 (A level)
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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