Job Title : Vehicle Body Repair Apprentice Level 2
Employer : James Wood (Automotive Refinishers) Ltd
Location : Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, HG5 0SL
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Vehicle Body and Paint - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Automotive
Vacancy Reference : VAC-03328
Brief Description : Remit are recruiting on behalf of James Wood for a Body Repair Technician who repairs and replaces vehicle bodywork which has either been damaged in a collision or deliberately damaged.
Qualifications Required : No previous automotive qualifications are required, and we will support and help develop your English, Maths and ICT.
Vacancy Detail : 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, body repair technicians 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 : Monday to Friday 8am - 6pm
Salary : £156.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 28/06/2019
Possible Start Date : 05/07/2019
Personal Qualities : Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage. We are looking for someone who has some knowledge of the industry and can demonstrate previous interest and work on vehicles.
Skills Required : The job involves numerous activities and body repair technicians will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles. As a body repair technician, 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 : Upon completing your initial enrolment with your supervisor;
->You will shadow your colleagues to gain first hand experience in the latest techniques for repairing damaged components.
->You will get the opportunity to assist in repair work.
->You will be supported by Remit Group to develop your theoretical understanding of the industry at their Automotive Academy.
->You will have a personal Remit Development Coach who will visit you regularly at your work place to aid your progression through the programme.
Other Information : There are over 2.5 million motor vehicles on Britain's roads and every year, tens of thousands of these vehicles will become involved in an accident and will often involve repairing the bodywork of the car, which usually bears the brunt of any impact. This is where the bodyshop industry (and the role of a body repair technician) becomes relevant.
Things to consider : The role of a Body Repairer involves manual labour and requires a reasonable level of physical strength and stamina. It is important that body repair technicians always use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safety procedures.
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