Coach Building / Panel Beating Apprentice EAGLE SPECIALIST VEHICLES LIMITED

As an Apprentice Coach Builder, you’ll be working alongside an experienced technicians in all aspects of coach building and fabrication of high-end limousines and hearses and will be involved in a variety of welding and fabrication tasks.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,979.20 to £23,200.32

    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 - Thursday, 07:30 - 16:30. Friday, 07:30 - 12:30.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Learning all aspects of converting standard saloon vehicles into stretched limousines and hearses.

  • Various welding techniques in both aluminium and steel
  • Sheet metal work
  • Panel beating
  • Vehicle Part development
  • Vehicle Assembly
  • Bonding and Riveting techniques
  • Working with composite materials

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship – Metal Fabricator qualification
  • Training to take place at Northampton College, NN3 3RF - 1 day a week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential for a full-time position as coach builder once the apprenticeship is complete and progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Adaptability


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

For 75 years, Wilcox has led innovation with luxury craftsmanship and technology. Wilcox’s excellence ensures the best products and services for Funeral Directors. As a third-generation family business Wilcox takes pride in its values and heritage. Wilcox has the largest selection of new and used Funeral Vehicles in Europe and are market leaders providing Hearses, Limousines, Private Ambulances, Removal vans and Hearsettes based on Bentley, Jaguar, Volvo and Ford models.




66 Countess 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


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Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

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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