Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprentice - Bury St Edmunds DRIVE MOTOR RETAIL LIMITED

As an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician, you will work as part of a highly skilled workforce that is committed to quality. The successful candidate can expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects. You will repair of minor scratches and dents and preparation of new and repaired panels for refinishing.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 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

    Mon - Fri 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000242001

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Repair of minor scratches and dents
  • Preparation of new and repaired panels for refinishing
  • Preparing vehicle surfaces for masking and priming
  • Paint refinishing techniques paint detailing
  • Paint detailing and buffing
  • Polishing the paintwork of the panel to a suitable finish

The training you will be getting

  • Our training partner will deliver a high-quality Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician programme here in our state-of-the-art bodyshop. No college attendance required.
  • You will work alongside a highly skilled mentor who will support you in becoming a skilled and qualified vehicle painter.
  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician apprenticeship standard.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Following completion of your apprenticeship you can expect permanent employment as well as opportunities to progress into roles such as Workshop Controller, Vehicle Damage Assessor or Bodyshop Manager. 
  • The opportunities are endless, having a highly regarded set of skills, Apprentices can go on to develop their careers within the automotive sector following their own interests and ambitions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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

About the employer

With a turnover of approximately £250 million per annum and over 700 members of staff employed in 13 dealerships and one dedicated service centre across the country, giving the business both a national presence and a local community spirit. Representing Vauxhall, MG and Citroen we offer a wide range of new cars and vans whilst providing a variety of used and manufacturer approved vehicles to suit any need or price range.

Employer

DRIVE MOTOR RETAIL LIMITED

Address

Cotton Ln, Bury St Edmunds, Bury Saint Edmunds

IP33 1XP

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Training

Training provider

AUTO-ASSESS LIMITED

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

Sim Yoxen

sim@auto-assessltd.co.uk

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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