Bodyshop Paint Technician Apprenticeship - Mercedes - Newcastle SYTNER GROUP LIMITED

Sytner - Mercedes- Benz is offering a fantastic opportunity for a Level 3 Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprentice to join their team. You will be learning how to carry out duties such as preparing, spraying and finishing vehicles that have been involved in collisions and/or other incidents in an efficient manner.

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Closing date: 30 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    • 25 days holiday plus 8 BH

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, with Saturday’s worked on a rota basis. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an unrivalled opportunity with excellent training at Emtec College and superb future career prospects. 

Working for Sytner MINI, the successful candidate will repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside the current staff to repair and painting customer vehicles
  • Involvement in drying and curing techniques used in the finishing of vehicles
  • Calculation / estimation of paint volume requirements per job
  • Health & Safety and compliance requirements of a collision repair business, such as control of substances
  • Identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g mixing systems, paint booths, UV lamps and spray equipment

The training you will be getting

Training to be provided:

  • Nationally recognised qualifications
  • IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle damage paint technician (Standard – Level 3)
  • Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English (if required)

Regular review and welfare visits from our assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Candidates must also be willing to travel to Emtec, Ruddington in Nottingham to complete the block release training.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 9-5) Essential

About the employer

Sytner Group represents over 21 of the world's most prestigious car manufacturers employing just over 8,000 colleagues across 90+ dealerships. Employer Description: Sytner Group represents over 21 of the world's most prestigious car manufacturers employing just over 8,000 colleagues across 90+ dealerships. The retail Motor Industry is very diverse and allows for people with many different skill sets to carve out successful careers. At Sytner Group, we are committed to building a high calibre of emerging talent, provide a fantastic inclusive working environment - we are committed to 'Developing Talent' and 'Building Careers'. As well as a competitive salary you will also be eligible to qualify for a number of subsidised benefits such as Manufacturer Car Purchase Scheme for you and your family, discounted MOT and servicing, a colleague introduction reward scheme, discounted Gym membership and discounts with popular high street retailers. We are committed to being the best company to work for and were recently ranked the top-rated retailer on Glassdoor as a result of direct colleague feedback.




City West Business Park

Scotswood Road

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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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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