Vehicle Paint Apprenticeship BUCHER MUNICIPAL LIMITED

This apprenticeship will develop the skillset required to paint our street cleansing vehicles to a high quality, becoming a fully qualified Vehicle Painter and Prepper. Apprentices are very important for the future of the Company as we anticipate that they will take up key roles within the Company in the future.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Initially on a day shift but moving to a double day shift which pays an additional 20% to the above figure for working the alternate week shift pattern . Also have a profit related bonus scheme, pension, life assurance and on-line benefit system.

  • Working week

    Initially Monday to Friday. 39 hours per week (7.30am to 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and 7.30am to 3.00pm on a Friday). Then moving to the double day shift, one week of earlies (5.45am to 1.45pm) and then one week of lates (2.15pm to 10.15pm).

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Paint Department's responsibility is to prepare and paint all major assemblies, sub-assemblies and other items as required to maximise utilisation of the spray booths by minimizing the spray times.

You will be taught to:

  • Mark out and mask all vehicle parts
  • Loading and unloading the monorail system
  • Prepare all components for painting including shot blasting, filling, sealing and cleaning to an acceptable finish ready for painting.
  • Take personal responsibility for maintaining high standards of process and product quality
  • Operate within the constraints of risk assessments in place for defined tasks.
  • Actively participate in PDCA meetings and quality circles.

The training you will be getting

  • Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Level 3 Standard.  Awarding organization IMI
  • In house training including manual handling, fire extinguisher and other associated training courses

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Many of our apprentices have gone on to develop their careers with us through further education, some specialising and others moving into supervisory activities.

Apprentices are a key part of our business, and we look to maintain the skills learnt during the apprenticeship and to develop these further in future career paths within the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Reliability, Enthusiasm


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

You will be required to attend College for block weeks of 5 days in Derby which is fully expensed. You will enhance your development and practice your skills learnt in a supportive environment in the Company with an experienced mentor.

About the employer

Bucher Municipal Ltd is one of the world's leading manufacturers of street cleansing equipment. Our products include road sweepers, sewer and drainage cleaners and winter maintenance (salt spreaders). In Dorking, we design and manufacture the Truck Mounted Sweeper range and the runway sweepers.




Curtis Road






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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please complete the application form on our website and submit it on-line or alternatively send your CV to the HR Department, Bucher Municipal Ltd, Curtis Road, Dorking, Surrey, RH4 1XF or send by email to

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024