Apprentice Panel Technician EAST YORKSHIRE MOTOR SERVICES LIMITED

Do you have a passion for cars and want to kick start an automotive career? Then this is the perfect role for you! As a Vehicle Damage Panel Technician, you will work within the Repair workshop to remove and replace body panels. The vehicles you will be working on are cars and light commercial.

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Closing date: 27 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,430.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 07:30 - 16:00 ( lunch 12:30 - 13:00 ) Friday 07:30 - 15:00 ( lunch 12:30 - 13:00 )

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000253460

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is an excellent opportunity to work as part of a highly skilled team that is committed to quality. You will train to become a qualified Vehicle Damage Panel Technician; the successful candidate can expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects. You will work independently and as part of a team following a defined process, using the 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.

You will receive training and support throughout your qualification the successful candidate will learn to remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently, using a variety of body repair panel tools, equipment and devices. Duties to include:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage.
  • Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Refitting new/repaired panels
  • Repairing damaged bodywork using traditional dolly and hammer or more modern techniques
  • Repairing small dents, holes or corroded areas using a compound filler

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

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will work towards the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if a GCSE grade 4/C or equivalent has not already been achieved)


Training is delivered in the workplace and via 6 one-week college blocks per year at S&B Automotive Academy. The apprentice will be assigned a mentor in the workplace and at college who will offer support, advice and guidance by monitoring progress through an electronic logbook which both employer and the apprentice will have access to 24/7 365 days a year.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are committed to providing you with all the support and training you need to gain your apprenticeship aualification and to develop your career further with us. As a company we love to help our employees by encouraging them, this could open up even more career opportunities.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Initiative

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

Closing, interview and possible start date for this vacancy are subject to change. Interviews could commence at any time. S&B will send all applications to the employer, from this the employer will look at your details and evaluate the current candidates so you will be awaiting a response from either the employer or S&B if the employer would like to discuss further. Should you wish to retract your application at any point, we kindly request that you inform us at your earliest convenience.

About the employer

Our roots go all the way back to December 1919, when a man named Ernest John Lee purchased a 14-sea Ford Model T bus to provide a service between Elloughton and Hull. A few years later in 1922, a Mr. Beaulah took into partnership with Mr. Lee, forming Lee & Beaulah. Two years later, a separate company called Hull & District Motor Services was set up by H. A. Harvey to run a bus service linking the residents of Kirk Ella and Hull together.

Employer

EAST YORKSHIRE MOTOR SERVICES LIMITED

Address

252 Anlaby Road

Hull

HU3 2RS

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Training

Training provider

S & B AUTOMOTIVE ACADEMY 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

David Watts

dwatts@sandbaa.com

07852 344 136

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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