Apprentice Panel Technician M G CANNON 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: 26 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    27 May 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000196343

  • 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 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, Organisation skills, Creative

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

Founded by Mike Cannon at a single site in Salisbury in 1970, today MG Cannon operates from 8 sites - six main manufacturer approved bodyshops and two Magic cosmetic repair center's. Across 10 counties, with 39 leading manufacturer brand approvals including Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Volkswagen Group, Tesla, Volvo and Polestar.

Employer

M G CANNON LTD

Address

34B Headquarters

West Wilts Trading Estate

Westbury

BA13 4JR

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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

Luke Morrison

lmorrison@sandbaa.com

07719 545586

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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