Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship VERTU MOTORS PLC

This apprenticeship provides a unique opportunity to learn the skills and techniques required to repair vehicle body damage effectively. Under the mentorship of experienced panel technicians, the apprentice will gain hands-on experience, develop technical expertise, and contribute to the restoration of vehicles to their pre-damage condition.

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

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Closing date: 24 May 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

    A typical working week could be 40 hours Monday to Friday 8.30am 5.30pm however your exact hours will be confirmed at a face-to-face interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn to assess vehicle damage and determine the appropriate repair methods and materials needed.
  • Assist in the removal and installation of damaged vehicle panels, trim, and components
  • Develop proficiency in using hand and power tools, such as grinders, sanders, and welders, to repair and reshape vehicle body panels.
  • Learn to perform body filler application, sanding, and shaping to achieve smooth surfaces and seamless repairs.
  • Assist in repairing minor dents, scratches, and surface imperfections using appropriate techniques.
  • Support the preparation and application of primer, paint, and clear coat to repaired areas.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure quality control and adherence to safety protocols throughout the repair process.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work area, ensuring proper storage and handling of tools and materials.
  • Learn to use measuring and alignment tools to ensure accurate panel fitment and alignment.
  • Participate in training programs and workshops to enhance technical skills, knowledge of repair methods, and safety awareness.

The training you will be getting

The programme typically lasts for 36 months dependant on the career path chosen and you'll achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced coaches as well as virtual classroom sessions and E-Learning modules.


  • Title Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Level 3

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding business. Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry-recognised qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

About the employer

At Vertu Volvo Exeter, we can do more than help you find the perfect new or used Volvo. We can also help with all of your vehicle's servicing and MOT needs, as well as spare parts and more. Our knowledgeable, attentive staff are here to help you with whatever it is you may require, so you are sure to find a friendly face to welcome you during your visit. Committed to delivering you an outstanding customer motoring experience, we are confident you will leave our dealership feeling more than satisfied thanks to the high-quality training that goes into our customer service.




Waterbridge Court

Matford Park 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 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

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 24 May 2024