Vehicle Body Panel Apprenticeship - Birmingham

FMG REPAIR SERVICES LIMITED

Walsall, WS10 8LQ

Closes on Saturday 31 August

Posted on 8 July 2024


Summary

Apprentices will be working alongside fully qualified body panel technicians to be fully trained in repairing and replacing damaged panels using approved techniques including gas, electric and plastic welding.

Annual wage
£14,560 a year

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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
Monday - Friday, 9.00am – 5.00pm, may vary.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 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

  • College Block Release
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 
  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Standard

Where you’ll work

Unit 201 Axcess 10 Estate

Betley Road South

Walsall

WS10 8LQ

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

SKILLNET 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

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 4 or above)
    • Maths (grade 4 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
    • Organisation skills
    • Customer care skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    About this company

    The unrivalled combination of our trained and experienced workforce, married with the very latest technology and techniques, FMG Repair Services boasts manufacturer accreditations, ATA training accreditation, as well as Insurer repair approvals. In addition, many of our sites hold BS 10125 accreditation - an important industry indicator of quality, meaning you can trust our team to complete your vehicle repairs to the highest standard.

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

    After this apprenticeship

    • A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority
    • The opportunities are endless
    • By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within the specific interests they may have, whether it be progressing through their dealership, working towards a job within motorsport

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    SKILLNET LIMITED

    Jose Faria

    jose.faria@skillnet.org.uk

    01923 216165

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000263072.

    Apply now

    Closes on Saturday 31 August

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