Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice - Droitwich, Worcestershire CLIIKK ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LTD

As an apprentice vehicle damage panel technician, you will be repairing accident damage to vehicles, i.e., removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification. The vehicles can include cars and light commercial vehicles. Expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 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

    Monday - Friday, between 8.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000248319

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements
  • Identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to
  • Interpret relevant technical data and methods to make sure that any joints are in line with vehicle manufacturer specification and the vehicle/body panels are aligned correctly
  • Ability to identify and understand the correct joining technology
  • Remove, repair, and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
  • Operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools
  • Identify and communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection
  • Ability to detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety
  • Maintaining high standards of housekeeping

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Our training partner will deliver a high-quality Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel 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 panel technician
  • Apprentices without level 2 or equivalent English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment
  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician qualification

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

Cliikk Accident Repair Centre Trading As Fix Auto Kidderminster, is an expert in car body repair and collision repair for all types of vehicles. Our body shop in Droitwich guarantees your cars body repair for life. Being part of Fix Auto's international network of body shops, we have established a reputation respected by many insurers. If you are from Droitwich or elsewhere, call or visit our repair centre in Droitwich for a free estimate on any accident repair or car body repair. 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

CLIIKK ACCIDENT REPAIR CENTRE LTD

Address

UNIT 341

RUSHOCK TRADING ESTATE

RUSHOCK

WR9 0NR

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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 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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