Heritage Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Classic Vehicle Coachbuilding) PRECISION PANEL CRAFT LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity to become a Coachbuilding Heritage Engineering Apprentice and work alongside a team with over 50 years of automotive experience working on historic vehicles including Ferrari and Porsche. Using a mix of traditional and modern panel beating methods to achieve factory standard results and excellent modifications.

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

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Closing date: 12 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.40/hour - Applicant’s age, experience and qualifications vary; therefore, the starting salary may vary based on these factors.

    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

    22 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    31 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This apprenticeship combines old-school coachbuilding with the use of cutting-edge technology. Apprentices will be taught about:

  • The history and development of materials and vehicle construction
  • Hand skills, technical drawing and pattern development and welding
  • Fabrication including bending, folding, shrinking and stretching
  • Wheeling, making bucks, removal and replacement of components

The successful applicant will work with Master Coachbuilders building unique iconic vehicles.

The training you will be getting

The ‘Heritage Engineering Level 3 Apprenticeship’ is a nationally recognised qualification delivered by ‘HSA’ from its Coachbuilding Academy based at ‘Brooklands Museum’ in Surrey. Delivered over 36-months on a block release basis, you will attend your academy on average every 5 weeks for a 5-day block of training running from Monday to Friday, the remaining 80% of the time you will be working with your employer. If required, your employer will cover the Accommodation and travel costs.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of the Programme, you will be qualified as a Heritage Engineering Technician. Employment with Precision Panel Craft after completion of the apprenticeship is not guaranteed but very likely, subject to performance and a position being available.

The classic vehicle industry is thriving and the companies that HSA work with are world-class.  Prospects for progression range from specialist technical roles to management positions and international work opportunities. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grades 4 to 9 (A-C)) Essential

Things to consider

There is a high expectation that successful candidates will work hard, be conscientious and represent the company well on all occasions. Appearance, attitude, timekeeping, and personal presentation will all be considered throughout the interview process.

About the employer

Precision Panel Craft are trained in using both modern and traditional methods of metal shaping to meet your vehicle needs. Their workshop is tailor made to deliver high-end and bespoke hand-made panels to order for all classic and historic vehicles. Specialising in metal shaping and classic car restoration, from start to finish. With over 50 years experience of working on historic vehicles and a passion for all things historic they are driven to deliver concours results for their customers.







TN33 9EH

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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


Janice Pitchforth


07973 844025

Apprenticeship standard

Heritage engineering 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

Thank you for your interest in the apprenticeship programme at Heritage Skills Academy. Please click the 'Apply Now' button on our website to complete your application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 12 Jul 2024