Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice - Tunbridge Wells, Kent P K MOTORS ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LTD

As an apprentice vehicle damage panel technician, you will be repairing accident damage to vehicles, i.e., removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification. The vehicles can include cars and light commercial vehicles. Expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects.

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Closing date: 01 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 8.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225162

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements
  • Identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to
  • Interpret relevant technical data and methods to make sure that any joints are in line with vehicle manufacturer specification and the vehicle/body panels are aligned correctly
  • Ability to identify and understand the correct joining technology
  • Remove, repair, and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
  • Operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools
  • Identify and communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection
  • Ability to detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety
  • Maintaining high standards of housekeeping

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Our training partner will deliver a high-quality Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician programme here in our state-of-the-art bodyshop
  • No college attendance required
  • You will work alongside a highly skilled mentor who will support you in becoming a skilled and qualified vehicle panel technician
  • Apprentices without level 2 or equivalent English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following completion of your apprenticeship you can expect permanent employment as well as opportunities to progress into roles such as workshop controller, vehicle damage assessor or bodyshop manager
  • The opportunities are endless, having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their careers within the automotive sector following their own interests and ambitions

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

About the employer

PK Motors is an independent, family run accident repair centre based in Tunbridge Wells, who have been repairing vehicles since 1971. We work alongside the UK’s leading manufacturers, insurers and accident management companies, as well as private vehicle owners and carry out accident repairs on all makes and models vehicles, from minor cosmetic repairs right through to extensive structural damage. We have earned a great reputation in the local area for the high quality of repair work and first class customer service we provide and our Tunbridge Wells bodyshop holds the BS10125 standard for vehicle body repair, along with numerous manufacturer & insurance approvals, guaranteeing only the highest standards. PK Motors Accident Repair Centre was established in 1971, by the principal director Philip Rawlingson, and has been trading on its present site since inception. Over the years, PK Motors Accident Repair Centre has expanded steadily in order to keep up with the ever-changing automotive industry. And with further planned levels of expansion and modernisation we look to continue in that way for years to come. Over time Philip has developed PK Motors Accident Repair Centre into what it is today and with a team of 25 employees behind him, some of whom are long serving with over 20 years’ service to Philip and PK, it has meant the continuation of quality work produced is sustained. You can be rest assured that we will show you the same level of commitment and desire, to ensure your vehicle is returned to its former glory.

Employer

P K MOTORS ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LTD

Address

1 NORTH FARM ROAD

TUNBRIDGE WELLS

TN2 3DH

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Training

Training provider

AUTO-ASSESS 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:

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

Contact

Sim Yoxen

sim@auto-assessltd.co.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Vehicle damage panel 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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