Apprenticeship Vehicle Accident Repair Technician MOTABILITY OPERATIONS LIMITED

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Motability Operations are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy business based in Coalville. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair process.

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Closing date: 15 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    Competitive

    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000252852

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has taken some type of collision damage. This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition.

These fall into three main areas of skills training:

  • MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems
  • Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment
  • Paint-surface repair. Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques; sealing, masking, priming, application of base coat & lacquer and repairing defects and polishing

Duties will include:

  • Accurately and skilfully undertake all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair
  • Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair
  • Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines
  • Any other ad hoc duties and when required

The training you will be getting

  • The programme for the Multi-Skill Accident Repair Apprenticeship incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College. 
  • Multi-Skill Accident Repair Standard - Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and maths and to have taken level 2 English and maths tests prior to completion of their apprenticeship 
  • Regular review and welfare visits from appointed assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will progress to full-time employment with the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Initiative

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

About the employer

We lease a wide range of tailored mobility solutions to people who receive of one of the Government’s qualifying mobility allowances. Our customers choose a car, Wheelchair Accessible Vehicle (WAV), scooter or powered wheelchair that best suits their needs. We take care of their insurance, breakdown, servicing and more, as part of our worry-free package. At the end of the lease, our customers can exchange their vehicle for a brand-new model. Each year we sell and move around 200,000 cars. This makes us the largest supplier of single-source vehicles back into the used car market. The Scheme has been providing affordable, worry-free motoring for over 45 years. We pride ourselves on delivering outstanding customer service, with an independent customer satisfaction rating of 9.6 out of 10.

Employer

MOTABILITY OPERATIONS LIMITED

Address

Stephenson Industrial Estate, Brindley Rd, Coalville

LE67 3HG

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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

Accident repair 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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