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Job Title : Vehicle Body Repair and Paint Technician
Employer : New Forest Sprays
Location : Southampton, Hampshire, SO40 2NL
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Vehicle Fitting - Advanced Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Automotive
Vacancy Reference : VAC-04393
Brief Description : Remit are recruiting on behalf of New Forest Sprays who are recruiting for a Apprentice Vehicle Panel or Vehicle Paint technician to join their expanding team.


Qualifications Required : A good level of English, Maths and ICT would be advantageous.
Vacancy Detail : This is an exciting opportunity to join New Forest Sprays evergrowing business in 2 different specialisms.

As a Body Repair 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

As a Paint apprentice, you will be trained to complete every aspect of painting a vehicle from paint preparation, through to painting and polishing.

Preparing paint spraying equipment
Preparing the bodywork of the vehicle
Mix paint by eye or using computer technology to ensure the best colour match
Applying several coats to the car, including primers, colours and protective finishes
Solving paint application problems; defects, cause and cures
Maintaining and cleaning equipment
Storing paints in the correct conditions

As part of all 3 roles, 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

Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon - Fri/ 8am-5:30pm
Salary : £156.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 20/12/2019
Possible Start Date : 06/01/2020
Personal Qualities : We want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working in the automotive industry and want to become experts in their technical field.

Key personal skills to demonstrate include:

A willingness to learn
Personal responsibility and resilience
Problem solving
Skills Required : To be thorough and pay attention to detail
The ability to use your initiative
Analytical thinking skills
Persistence and determination
The ability to work well with others
To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
A basic level of experience in an automotive environment
Future Prospects : New Forest Sprays are looking for an enthusiastic individual to progress and commit to a successful career with their company after achievement of the Apprenticeship.
Training to be Provided : This is a Vehicle Paint 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 Paint Technician Level 3
• Functional Skills in English & Maths (if required)
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