Vehicle Paint apprenticeship Vacancy at Steer Automotive Group (Exeter) STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

As Apprentice Paint Technician, you will gain professional training to gather the skills and knowledge to correctly prepare, prime and refinish(paint) repaired vehicles to manufactures specification. We have a whole host of experts here to guide you through your learning journey and help you to succeed in your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 02 Sep 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 8.00am - 4.30pm (inclusive of 1 x 30 minute lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Following manufactures approved methods and techniques
  • Preparing paint work to new and repaired substrates
  • Applying foundation materials
  • Plastic repairs
  • Checking vehicle finishes for colour match
  • Formulating vehicle manufacturer colours
  • Application of vehicle colour base coats and clearcoats
  • Paint defect rectification
  • Completion of necessary repair documentation
  • Working closely with other members of the team to support and share knowledge

The training you will be getting

  • I.M.I (Institute of the Motor Industry) Level 3 Vehicle Paint Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Thatcham Academy will deliver the technical training requirements where this will take pleace with twelve one week blocks during the apprenticeship
  • Additional practical training will take place at your place of work

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There are many potential career pathways and opportunities with Steer Automotive Group where they are the largest Accident Repair Group in the UK

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Steer Automotive Group are one of the fastest growing and progressive Accident Repair Groups in the UK, with sustained growth and continuous investment in the latest technology and training. This role will be an integral part of the site and you will be trained to work to the highest standards and develop a commitment to complete quality from start to finish.




Unit A1 Eagle Way

Sowton Industrial Est

Exeter Devon



Jim Swann


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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

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