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

As an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician, you will work as part of a highly skilled workforce that is committed to quality, preparing, spraying and finishing vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents. The successful candidate can 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

    Typically, Monday - Friday, between 8.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000225168

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Repair of minor scratches and dents
  • Preparation of new and repaired panels for refinishing
  • Preparing vehicle surfaces for masking and priming
  • Paint refinishing techniques, paint detailing
  • Paint detailing and buffing
  • Polishing the paintwork of the panel to a suitable finish

The training you will be getting

  • Our training partner will deliver a high-quality programme here in our state-of-the-art Bodyshop alongside a highly skilled mentor - both will support you in becoming a skilled and qualified vehicle paint technician
  • Once the apprenticeship is complete, you will achieve a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard Vehicle Damage Paint Technician
  • Level 2 maths and English Functional Skills (if not already achieved)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following completion of your apprenticeship, you can have a full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority 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, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4 or C Grade/Level 2 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 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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