Multiskilled Paint Technician Apprentice Solus Aviva

Solus Aviva Multiskilled Paint Technicians are experts in their field trained in a variety of paint type applications on an assortment of materials. Using state-of-the-art technology to ensure a perfect match of paint and finish taking pride in what they do and are passionate about getting our customers back to normal after an accident.

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

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 40 hours per week with paid lunch break included, overtime available may be evenings and weekends. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working with your mentor you will gain expert working knowledge & understanding of automotive refinishing materials such as paint and fillers and their application techniques to deliver quality results.

  • Drying and curing techniques use in the finishing of vehicles.
  • Body Paint Repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g. mixing systems, spray guns and nozzles, paint
    Substrates such as metal (Steel/Alloy) along with carbon fibre & glass reinforced plastic to select the correct refinish process and materials.
  • Safe handling and risks in the management of solvents, high voltage components, conventional and alternate fuelled vehicles and other areas of significant risk.
  • Calculation / estimation of paint volume requirements per job.
  • Health & Safety and compliance requirements of a collision repair business, such as control of substances.
  • Their direct commercial productivity and efficiency impact of their role within the whole repair process such as understanding causes for paint defects to reduce waste and the techniques required to prevent these e.g. paint runs. The impact of rework on resources and reputation.
  • Quality control process and the implications of poor quality repairs.
  • Ability to undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair e.g. substrate surface preparation, paint volume calculation etc.
  • Ability to correctly identify the substrate materials to be refinished e.g. plastic, steel, aluminium etc.
  • Ability to interpret relevant technical data and methods to create paint manufactures specified application.
  • Ability to use refinishing materials following paint manufacturer specifications to reinstate vehicle finish back to high quality.
  • Ability to identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g mixing systems, paint booths, UV lamps and spray equipment.

The training you will be getting

  • Career with the winner of the 2022 Best Apprenticeship Scheme Award.
  • Internal and external awards and recognition.
  • You will be gifted a full Paint toolkit.
  • Placed on a predefined progression plan over the course of your career with salary increases.
  • On site mentor.
  • Access to the latest manufacturer training and technical specialists in the country.

Our training is conducted in partnership with Thatcham Research.  Thatcham are the organisation responsible in the UK for developing Repair Technologies and setting industry standards. Technical experts working in their fully equipped and ultra-modern Repair Technology Centre produce a wide range of vehicle repair data. This repair data is used by the automotive industry to help facilitate the safe and effective repair of modern cars including electrification and driverless vehicle technologies.

  • Top quality training methods, materials and resources.
  • Technical specialists with industry expertise.
  • The most advanced repair methods and standards within the industry.
  • Support from a world-leading vehicle repair technology centre.
  • Excellent pastoral care.
  • Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Level 3 Standard.
  • Functional skills if required
  • Block release training for 1 week at a time each quarter in the Thatcham area.
  • All travel, accommodation and meals during block release is organised on your behalf and fully funded by us.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You can become:

  • Multiskilled Paint Technician
  • Workshop Manager
  • Bodyshop Manager
  • Vehicle Damage Assessor
  • Area Operations Manger 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

This apprenticeship is physical with a large amount of standing during the working day. Equipment is available to help lift heavy loads but manual lifting is required

About the employer

Solus is one of the largest body repair groups in the country, employing over 900 expert people across 25 UK locations and have repaired over 700,000 vehicles in the last 15 years and is wholly owned by Aviva  -Up to £5,250.00 per annum in additional bonus  -Our excellent benefits and rewards packages -Employer matched pension contributions up to 7.5% (service dependent) -Discounts on Aviva products and services -Savings and benefits schemes -Discounts and schemes for electric vehicle purchase for all employees -Holding several main manufacturer approvals – Jaguar, Land Rover, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Mini, and Volkswagen -Well known for prestigious award winning in the industry, customer service, apprenticeships, and IT systems fields -Links with Thatcham to get the best products and training here in the UK -We have a variety of locations, hours and working patterns to suit our customers, business, and you. -We interview every disabled applicant who meets the minimum criteria for the job.


Solus Aviva


1-9 Chase Road


NW10 6LX

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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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 04 Aug 2024