Ford Vehicle Panel Apprentice Technician - Burton FORD RETAIL LIMITED

Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified body panel technicians to be fully trained repairing and replacing damaged panels using approved techniques including gas, electric and plastic welding. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 3 qualification as a Vehicle damage panel technician.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8.00am - 5.00pm. Exact shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Vehicle Body Panel Technician Apprentices are trained to repair and replace damaged panels using approved techniques, including:

  • Replace damaged panel
  • Repairing damaged vehicles using specialist body jigs
  • Plastic welding up to B.S.I certification

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Standard qualification:

  • Key Skills (IT, Communication and Application of Number)
  • The apprentice will attend college under block release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority
  • The opportunities are endless. By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, whether it be progressing through their dealership or working towards a job within motorsport

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

No skills required, Full training will be provided


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

About the employer

Over 40 years ago Richard Beaver started out repairing cars underneath a tarpaulin in the back of his parents' garden. He then moved to a lockup at the Vennland Centre. Richard then opened up Richard Beaver's Garage on Quirke Street 36 years ago and he and Karen have grown the business steadily. Adding garages in Watchet and then Williton and of course Beaver Ford at Brunel Way, who are a Ford Authorised repairer. We closed down the garage on Quirke street and built a brand new workshop and showroom on Vulcan Road. We have our highly recommended Bodyshop on site too that offer free quotes on any bodywork. Our family run business has gathered loyal customers and staff along the way and we pride ourselves in offering the highest quality customer service and repairs on vehicles. We are proud to offer: * Servicing, * MOTs - Classes 1,2,4,5 and 7, * Repairs, * Diagnostics, * Quality used cars




Horninglow Street


DE14 1NR

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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


Sean Hogan


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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