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Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice PENNING'S (REPAIR PODS) LTD

Repair Pods are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy Repair Pod in Uxbridge. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair process.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Mon-Fri 08.00 -17.00

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive training, while in full-time employment. A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has taken some type of collision damage. This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition. These fall into three main areas of skills training: - MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn strip and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems. - Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment. - Paint-surface repair. Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques; sealing, masking, priming, application of base coat & lacquer, repairing defects and polishing. Duties will include: • Accurately and skilfully undertake all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair. • Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair. • Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification. • Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines • Any other ad hoc duties and when required

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Manual skills • Efficient • Communication • Eager to learn • Team work

Personal qualities

• Mechanically minded • Interest in the body shop environment. • Outgoing • Confident • Professional • Keen interest in the automotive industry • Must have a driving licence

Desired qualifications

4 GCSEs at A* - D / 9 to 3 including Maths and English Language (or equivalent).

Future prospects

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

About the employer

One of the biggest changes in the automotive repair market over the last 10 years has been the nature and size of vehicle damage. However, the solutions available for repairing cosmetic damage efficiently have evolved slowly despite it being widely recognised that cosmetic damage is a key part of the automotive repair market.

Repair Pods offer a movable bodyshop and safe environment for cosmetic repairs, in a completely unique and revolutionary way, without compromising on quality or professionalism. Each Repair Pod unit is pre-assembled, self-contained and usable in all weathers. Repair Pods is proudly part of the Pennings Group





Uxbridge Road, Lees Parade


UB10 0PQ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College


Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

Multi-Skill Accident Repair standard - Level 3. The programme for the Multi-Skill Accident Repair Apprenticeship incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College 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.

Apprenticeship standard

Accident repair technician

Level 3 (A level)

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