Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice - Weston-super-Mare

DRIVE MOTOR RETAIL LIMITED

Aisecome Way, Weston-super-Mare, BS22 8NA

Closes on Sunday 1 September

Posted on 25 June 2024


Summary

As an apprentice vehicle damage panel technician, you will be repairing accident damage to vehicles, i.e. removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification. The vehicles can include cars and light commercial vehicles. Expect a high-quality training package with excellent career prospects.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Vehicle damage panel technician (level 3)
Hours
Mon - Fri, 8.00am - 5.00pm.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Tuesday 3 September

Duration

2 Years 6 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Our training partner will deliver a high-quality Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician programme here in our state-of-the-art bodyshop
  • No college attendance required
  • You will work alongside a highly skilled mentor who will support you in becoming a skilled and qualified vehicle panel technician.
  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end-point assessment

Where you’ll work

Aisecome Way, Weston-super-Mare

BS22 8NA

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

AUTO-ASSESS LIMITED

Your training course

Vehicle damage panel technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Ability to undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements.
  • Ability to identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to.
  • Ability to interpret relevant technical data and methods to make sure that any joints are in line with vehicle manufacturer specification and the vehicle/body panels are aligned correctly
  • Ability to identify and understand the correct joining technology, e.g. when to use resistance spot welding or mig brazing or bonding.
  • Ability to remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
  • Ability to identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools.
  • Ability to identify and communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection.
  • Ability to detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English GCSE or equivalent (grade Grade 4/C or above)
    • Maths GCSE or equivalent (grade Grade 4/C or above)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative
    • Patience
    • Physical fitness

    About this company

    With a turnover of approximately £250 million per annum and over 700 members of staff employed in 13 dealerships and one dedicated service centre across the country, giving the business both a national presence and a local community spirit. Representing Vauxhall, MG and Citroen we offer a wide range of new cars and vans whilst providing a variety of used and manufacturer approved vehicles to suit any need or price range.

    https://www.drivemotorretail.co.uk (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Following completion of your apprenticeship you can expect permanent employment as well as opportunities to progress into roles such as workshop controller, vehicle damage assessor or bodyshop manager
    • The opportunities are endless, having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their careers within the automotive sector following their own interests and ambitions

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    AUTO-ASSESS LIMITED

    Sim Yoxen

    sim@auto-assessltd.co.uk

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260565.

    Apply now

    Closes on Sunday 1 September

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