Apprentice Panel Technician Procters Coaches (North Yorkshire) Ltd

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: 05 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,016.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: 08:00am - 16:30pm (Half-hour lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    06 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000258035

  • 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
  • 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 the employer and the apprentice will have access to 24/7 365 days a year.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • As a company we are committed to providing development and training opportunities to our employees
  • This apprenticeship is the grounding for your future development and there are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our company

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

The competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is modified to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests, or qualifications.

About the employer

The North East-based travel operator now owns Procters Coaches in North Yorkshire, Compass Royston Travel, serving Stockton, Middlesbrough and Teesside, Esk Valley Coaches operating in North and East Riding of Yorkshire and Fourway Coaches, which operates across West Yorkshire Procters Coaches was established on April 1st, 1990 in Bedale North Yorkshire and is a family owned business that has grown to be one of the largest coach companies in North Yorkshire. Procters Coaches is a family owned business that has grown to be one of the largest coach companies in North Yorkshire. Kevin Procter previously, worked for his fathers company Procters Taxis in Bedale he started at the young age of 17 as a driver, but had an urge to drive buses. Kevin’s Dad, John retired and offered the business to Kevin, but he was still keen to drive buses and so the taxi company was sold to Kevin’s Uncle who still runs it today. Kevin took the opportunity then with a helping hand from his father and set up Procters Coaches and started with one mini bus and one large coach and so the story began! Procters Coaches is a real family company and many members of the Procter’s family are involved in the business. East Yorkshire became part the Go-Ahead family in the summer of 2018. The company operates regular bus services, in addition to open top and seasonal services along the North Yorkshire Coast.

Employer

Procters Coaches (North Yorkshire) Ltd

Address

The Coach Depot, Leases Farm

Leeming Bar

Northallerton

DL7 9DE

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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

07852344136

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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