Job Title : Vehicle Body Repair Aprenticeship
Employer : APS Accident Repair Centre
Location : Aylesham, Kent, CT3 3EP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Vehicle Fitting - Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Automotive
Vacancy Reference : VAC-03705
Brief Description : Remit are recruiting for APS Accident Repair Centre in Kent,who have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic individual to kick start their career
and join a skilled team as a Body Repair technician. If you are interested, apply now!
Qualifications Required : Minimum GCSE grades 4-9 in Maths English & ICT or equivalent.
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 per week 08.30 to 17.30 Monday To Thursday 08.30 to 16.30 Friday
Salary : £152.10 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 27/09/2019
Possible Start Date : 07/10/2019
Personal Qualities : Must be committed, enthusiastic, have good time keeping & willing to learn. Must be able to absorb & retain working methods & technical information
Skills Required : Must have good practical abilities.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 : There is a large gap in the motor trade, where people a crying out for highly skilled Paint Technicians. Do you have the passion and commitment to rise to the challenge?
Training to be Provided : This is a Body Repair Apprenticeship Standard, 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 12 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme, which equals 4 weeks per year. 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:
• Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Level 3
• 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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