Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Redhill 39 ABL 1 Touch

Want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? ABL 1touch are offering an opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their bodyshop in Redhill. You will get the opportunity to work on a variety of vehicles, repairing all elements of a vehicle after it has sustained some sort of damage.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Commencing 2nd year wage goes up depending age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 08:00 - 16.30 plus 1 Saturday per month

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    33 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has incurred some type of collision damage. This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition.

These fall into three main areas of skills training:

  • MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn remove and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems
  • Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment
  • Paint-surface repair. Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques; sealing, masking, priming, application of base coat & lacquer, repairing defects and polishing

Some of your duties will include: 

  • Accurately and skilfully undertake all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair
  • Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair
  • Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines

Any other ad hoc duties and when required

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

Accident Repair Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The programme for the Multi-Skill Accident Repair Apprenticeship incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College
  • Regular review and welfare visits from appointed assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Upon successful completion of apprenticeship, the role holder will continue to develop their skills and abilities through ongoing continuous improvement, with the potential to develop into a multi skilled 1 Touch Technician role, MET, panel or paint role, with earning potential in line with productivity

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

* Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation * * Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early * This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address. There will then be7 x week long block release, this currently includes 2 days based at Emtec training centre based in Ruddington (Nottingham) and 2 days on a virtual platform from your workplace. You will be required to travel to the training centre and stay overnight at the accommodation provided, for which the Company pays.

About the employer

Established over 25 years ago, ABL 1 Touch is an ambitious and growing accident repair business, providing high quality repair services. With 23 sites spread across the UK and a fantastic team of people that help to make our business a success. Our customers are important to us and we strive to ensure we have satisfied customers. We offer an alternate solution to the industry with ‘repair over replace’ at the heart of what we do. Just as our customers are important, our team are too. At ABL 1touch we are proud to share values that ensure we’re all aligned and doing what we do best, with a consistent approach: Pride: Do the right thing Innovate: Lead the way Responsible: Take ownership Our apprenticeship programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our growing business. We’re looking for candidates that are confident, proactive and want to take ownership of achieving their potential.


ABL 1 Touch


Unit 5, Highgrey Business Park

39 Holmethorpe Avenue



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)

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