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Vehicle Body Builder Apprentice ELLIS & SON (VEHICLE BUILDERS) LTD

The work at Ellis & Son varies from day today, from building a tool box for behind the cab on a tree surgeon truck, to converting an old lorry into a race car transport with living quarters, to turning an empty box van into a fish and chip van. Sometimes there are rust repairs to the underneath of bodies, fibreglass work and painting subframes.

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Closing date: 07 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Performance related increases and bonuses available.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8am - 4:30pm, Friday 8am - 3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    22 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Metal fabrication, welding, painting, following drawings, using heavy duty machinery for folding and cutting sheets of metal, rust repairs, repairing or building vehicle bodies.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Engineering (Level 2) at North Kent College

Working at Ellis & Son Vehicle Builders Ltd, Brenchley, Tonbridge, Kent

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprentice has the opportunity to be offered a job at the end of the scheme as a permanent metal fabricator and vehicle body builder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, hand-eye coordination


Other Any GCSE (Grade C or above) Desired

Things to consider

This apprenticeship may include carrying heavy materials, driving vehicles (when or if qualified) and very occasional site work. The apprenticeship will be in a workshop where there is likely to be loud noise and dust.

About the employer

A small family business, based in West Kent that has been operating for 80 years. Building one off and fleets of vehicles for catering, tree surgery and other industries.







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Emily or Neil Ellis


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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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