Job Title : Vehicle Body Repair Apprentice - Level 2
Employer : Windsors Wallasey Ltd
Location : Wallasey, Cheshire, CH45 3HP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Vehicle Body and Paint - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Automotive
Vacancy Reference : VAC-02807
Brief Description : Remit are recruiting on behalf of Windsor Wallasey who are looking for an apprentice Body Repair Technician to join their busy and exciting bodyshop.
Qualifications Required : No previous automotive qualifications are required, and we will support and help develop your English, Maths and ICT
Vacancy Detail : Body Repair Technicians (Panel beaters) repair and replace vehicle bodywork which has either been damaged in a collision or deliberately damaged.
As an apprentice you will learn how to repair, and sometimes replace, damaged bodywork using specialist techniques with traditional tools and the latest equipment.
• 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
As part of the service a bodyshop offers, you may also carry out valeting, to ensure the vehicles look as good as new.
• Wash down the outside of the car to remove dirt and mud
• Polish the windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors
Whilst the vast majority of work is accident-related, panel beaters also carry out cosmetic work on behalf of owners keen to give their beloved cars the motoring equivalent of a face lift!
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 39 hours, 8:30am - 5:30pm Mon-Thurs, 8:30am - 4:30pm Fri
Salary : £152.10 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 20/09/2019
Possible Start Date : 07/10/2019
Personal Qualities : Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage
Skills Required : The job involves numerous activities and panel beaters will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles.
As a panel beater, you will often be working as part of a team, so good communication and being able to follow instructions would be good skills to have.
Future Prospects : If you’re looking for a motor industry apprenticeship which could lead not just to a job but a long-term career with opportunities for promotion and progression, then this could be for you
Training to be Provided : An Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme, so as well as working and being trained in the bodyshop, you will also attend Remit’s Academy based near Pride Park in Derby, on a 5-day block release 4 times over the 18-month apprenticeship. You will also be assigned an Apprentice Development Coach who will visit you in the workplace, every 4-6 weeks, as part of our commitment to your development and to ensure you succeed.
• VRQ & VCQ level 2 certificates in Vehicle Body
• Functional Skills in English, Maths & ICT (if required)
N.B All accommodation, food and travel costs are met by the Employer
Other Information : We will consider all applications for an employment start date of summer 2019.
Things to consider : Panel beating involves manual labour and requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina.
It is important that panel beaters always use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safety procedures
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