Apprentice Vehicle Accident Repair Technician

Fix Auto

Felixstowe, IP11 3HH

Closes in 9 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 11 July 2024


Summary

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Fix Auto are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy Bodyshop. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair process.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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

Training course
Accident repair technician (level 3)
Hours
Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 17:00

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September

Duration

3 Years

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

  • The programme for the Multi-Skill Accident Repair Apprenticeship incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College 
  • Multi-Skill Accident Repair Standard Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard 
     
    Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and maths and to have taken level 2 English and maths tests prior to completion of their apprenticeship  
     
  • Regular review and welfare visits from appointed assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace  
  • Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours 
  • Candidates must also be willing to travel to Emtec College to complete the block release training 

Where you’ll work

15 Walton Avenue

Felixstowe

IP11 3HH

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

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Your training course

Accident repair technician (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET): Remove all damaged & associated components from a vehicle.
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET):Re-assemble replacement or existing components to a vehicle.
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET): Remove and re-assemble permanent & non-permanent fixed vehicle body panels
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET): Remove and refit all types of vehicle body panels.
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET): Remove and refit trim components.
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET): Identify and describe principle vehicle electrical components and systems.
  • Mechanical, Electrical and Trim (MET): Diagnose and rectify basic vehicle electrical faults.
  • Panel Repair & Replacement: Repair all types of vehicle body panels.
  • Panel Repair & Replacement: Repair or refurbish Trim components.
  • Panel Repair & Replacement: Repair vehicles using thermal welding operations and processes.
  • Panel Repair & Replacement: Repair vehicles using non thermal joining, bonding and adhesive processes.
  • Panel Repair & Replacement: Remove, repair and replace structural body panels.
  • Panel Repair & Replacement: Identify and rectify vehicle body structural misalignment.
  • Preparation & Paint: Apply body filler & foundation materials.
  • Preparation & Paint: Prepare all types of vehicle body material.
  • Preparation & Paint: Prepare & refinish metal, plastic and pre-painted surfaces.
  • Preparation & Paint: Repair minor defects in all types of body panels and materials.
  • Preparation & Paint: Apply paint, primer and basecoat
  • Preparation & Paint: Apply topcoats and clear coats and complete final refinishing operations.
  • Preparation & Paint: Identify and rectify paint or preparation defects.
  • Cross-cutting: Carry out their work safely in the workplace and adhere to relevant health and safety requirements.
  • Cross-cutting: Develop strong working relationships.
  • 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 3)
    • Maths (grade 3)

    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
    • Problem solving skills
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working

    About this company

    Fix Auto has built a solid reputation in accident repair, consistently keeping pace with an ever changing industry. Although the company has grown in size and joins an international network, it still maintains a family atmosphere and we are proud of our simplified claims process with your insurer, our quality commitment and our Fix Auto guarantee all combine to ensure your peace of mind

    https://fixauto.com (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will progress to full-time employment with the company

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000264084.

    Apply now

    Closes in 9 days (Tuesday 30 July at 11:59pm)

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