Bodyshop Panel Technician Apprenticeship -Sherburn STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

Steer Automotive is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Body Technician to join their team in Sheffield. You will work within the Collision Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification.

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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, 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    15 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000251402

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your role includes the technical and practical needs for today’s motor vehicle body repair industry. You will study both the theory and practical aspects. The successful candidate will work independently and as part of a team following a defined process, using their skills to correctly identify the different body panel types and have the ability to use the correct repair tools to carry out the work to the highest possible standard.

  • Motor vehicle chassis and body alignment, e.g. underbody measurement and its impact on suspension and steering geometry
  • Vehicle body types, panel identification, safety systems, materials and alternative fuel
  • Use of Body Panel Repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g. alignment jigs, resistance welding equipment, riveting and bonding tools
  • Removal and replacement of body panels and associated parts e.g. mechanically fixed components, chemically fixed components
  • Interpretation of technical data for joining techniques and replacement panels
  • Quality control process and the implications of poor quality

The training you will be getting

  • Nationally recognised qualifications - IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle Damage Body Technician Standard - Level 3
  • Regular review and welfare visits from our assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace
  • Training will take place via Emtec, Ruddington on a block release model 8 x per year

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, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

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

About the employer

The Steer network reaches far and wide, with 93 repair locations and over 2,200 colleagues across the UK, all managed at a regional level. This makes us the UK's largest independent repair group. You’ll find our highly qualified technicians deliver true excellence on every job. And our customer service is founded on respect and integrity. We respect the environment too. Our innovative technology drives us to use the most sustainable repair solutions. Our aim? To reduce our carbon footprint and yours.

Employer

STEER AUTOMOTIVE GROUP LIMITED

Address

2 Lancaster Cl

Sherburn in Elmet

Leeds

LS25 6NS

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

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


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