Vehicle Damage Paint Refinisher Technician Apprenticeship ROSS GORDON ENGINEERING LTD

This apprenticeship is the Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician standard program As an apprentice, you will learn how to spray, and repaint bodywork using specialist techniques with traditional tools and the latest equipment.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    40 Hrs (Mon-Friday 8am - 4:30pm)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    20 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As Paint Technician, we know there’s no better feeling than seeing a customer's vehicle at the front of the workshop, waiting for them to collect it – it is what our business is built on.

• Preparing paint spraying equipment.

• Preparing the bodywork of the vehicle.

• Mix paint by eye or using computer technology to ensure the best color match.

• Applying several coats to the car, including primers, colors, and protective finishes.

• Solving paint application problems; defects, causes and cures • Maintaining and cleaning equipment.

• Storing paints in the correct conditions.

A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:

• Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken.

• Liaising with the customer or insurance company.

• Providing quotations and estimations.

As part of the service a Bodyshop offers, you may also carry out valeting, to ensure the vehicles look as good as new.

• Wash down the outside of the car to remove dirt and mud.

• Polish the windows, wheels, door handles, and mirrors.

The training you will be getting

This is a Vehicle Damage Paint Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Group.

Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby. This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 12 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme, which equals 4 weeks per year. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you. You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications:

• Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Level 3

• Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths (if required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

If you’re looking for a motor industry apprenticeship that could lead not just to a job but a long-term career with opportunities for promotion and progression, then this could be for you!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Mechanically minded, Passion for mechanics


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

About the employer

Established in 1991, Ross Gordon's engineers provide mechanical, accident, maintenance and general repairs for large fleets of commercial vehicles. Since 2001, the company has risen to a new level with further investment seeing the building of Ross Gordon’s brand new, state-of-the-art premises at the Chittening Industrial Estate in Avonmouth. Ross Gordon's reputation has been built on the quality of their work and the quick turn around of our customer’s vehicles.




Chittening Industrial Estate

Worthy Road


BS11 0YB

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 16 Jun 2024