Job Title : Vehicle Body Repair Apprentice
Employer : Hillsons Ltd
Location : Littlehampton, West Sussex, BN16 4AT
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Vehicle Body and Paint - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Automotive
Vacancy Reference : VAC-03538
Brief Description : Remit are recruiting on behalf of Hillsons Ltd Trading as Roundstone Van who have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to kick start their career and join their skilled team as a Body Repair Technician. If you are interested, apply now!
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, 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 : Mon - Fri 08:30 - 17:30
Salary : £156.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 10/01/2020
Possible Start Date : 13/01/2020
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 : On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will receive a NVQ Level 2 Certificate along with functional skills in Maths, English and ICT (where required). You will be a fully qualified Vehicle Body Repair Technician with the skills to continue your career in the industry.
Training to be Provided : This is a Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship, delivered by Remit Group.
Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Academy in Derby.
This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 4 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you.
You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks at the workplace, giving 1-2-1 information, advice and guidance.
As a result, you will receive the following qualification:
• VRQ & VCQ in Vehicle Accident Body Repair Level 2
• Functional Skills in English & Maths (if required)
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 panel beater) becomes relevant.
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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