Ford Vehicle Paint Apprentice - Minehead FORD RETAIL LIMITED

A Ford Vehicle Paint Apprentice is required. The apprentice will be working alongside fully qualified body paint technicians to be fully trained in preparing and painting repaired panels. You'll be responsible for undertaking paint repair and restoration work on all makes of motor vehicles, whilst achieving the highest standards possible.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday- Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm (Weekend work maybe included).

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Dipping and spraying - spray painting involves operating a spray gun and other machinery
  • They use formulas to mix the paint that goes into the spray gun
  • They adjust the flow and viscosity of their paint and control the air pressure to the spray gun by adjusting the nozzle
  • Other job duties include properly disposing of hazardous waste, following colour charts and removing rust
  • Paint technicians must disassemble, clean and reassemble their painting equipment.

The training you will be getting

  • Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Level 3 the apprentice would do their training at Skillnet Milton Keynes College
  • Training would be block release to the Milton Keynes college which would take place once a week
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, whether it be progressing through their dealership or working towards a job within motorsport
  • A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Over 40 years ago Richard Beaver started out repairing cars underneath a tarpaulin in the back of his parents' garden. He then moved to a lockup at the Vennland Centre. Richard then opened up Richard Beaver's Garage on Quirke Street 36 years ago and he and Karen have grown the business steadily. Adding garages in Watchet and then Williton and of course Beaver Ford at Brunel Way, who are a Ford Authorised repairer. We closed down the garage on Quirke street and built a brand new workshop and showroom on Vulcan Road. We have our highly recommended Bodyshop on site too that offer free quotes on any bodywork. Our family run business has gathered loyal customers and staff along the way and we pride ourselves in offering the highest quality customer service and repairs on vehicles. We are proud to offer: * Servicing, * MOTs - Classes 1,2,4,5 and 7, * Repairs, * Diagnostics, * Quality used cars




Beaver Ford Minehead, Enterprise Park, Brunel Way, Minehead

TA24 5BY

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Training provider


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:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Hannah Edwards


Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage paint technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

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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