Bodyshop Panel Technician Apprenticeship -Luton STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

As a Vehicle Damage Panel Technician, you will work within the Collision Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panel to vehicle manufacturer specification. Could this be the role for you? Apply now!

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Closing date: 06 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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 between 8.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 May 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000237144

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Steer are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Body Technician to join their busy bodyshop.

Your role includes the technical and practical needs for today’s motor vehicle body repair industry.

You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

  • Materials and consumables
  • Removing and fitting non-structural body panels
  • Motor vehicle chassis and body alignment
  • Vehicle body types
  • Panel identification
  • Safety systems
  • Materials and alternative fuel
  • Use of body panel repair tools and devices used in the process
  • Removal and replacement of body panels and associated parts
  • Interpretation of technical data for joining techniques and replacement panels
  • Quality control process and the implications of poor quality

The successful candidate will work independently and as part of a team following a defined process, using their skills to correctly identify the different body panel types and have the ability to use the correct repair tools to carry out the work to the highest possible standard.

Duties will include:

  • 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 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

The training you will be getting

  • Training will take place via Emtec, Ruddington on a block release model 8 x per year
  • Nationally recognised qualifications - IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle Damage Body/Panel Technician (Standard - Level 3) Functional Skills Level 2 (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will progress to full-time employment with the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Punctual, Reliable, Hardworking

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Steer is the UK’s leading automotive repair business, with 98 locations and over 2,300 expert colleagues, repairing over 100,000 vehicles a year. Trusted by the world’s leading vehicle brands, we currently hold 42 manufacturer approvals and recommendations, including Porsche, Aston Martin, Bentley, McLaren, Jaguar Land Rover, Tesla, Mercedes, BMW MINI.

Employer

STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

Address

Steer Automotive Group (Luton)

28 Bilton Way

LU1 1UU

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

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

Harman Dhillon

harman.dhillon@nottinghamcollege.ac.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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