Job Title : Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprentice
Employer : BCA Fleet Solutions (Thurleigh)
Location : Bedford, MK44 2YP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship : Vehicle damage paint technician
Sector : Automotive
Vacancy Reference : VAC-06607
Brief Description : Are you hands-on and practical? Are you wanting to start your career in the Automotive industry? Remit are currently recruiting on behalf of BCA looking for an Vehicle Paint Apprentice to join their talented team!
Qualifications Required : • No previous automotive qualifications are required
• Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades of 9* - 4 (A - C) in English and Maths
Vacancy Detail : BCA Marketplace Ltd forms part of largest automotive group, Constellation Automotive Group which also includes industry leaders such as ‘We Buy Any Car’ and ‘Cinch’.
Operating across over 50 employment locations across the UK, BCA also comprises the largest finished vehicle logistics operation of its type, including vehicle storage, preparation and refurbishment as well as the UK’s biggest vehicle transporter fleet.
As an Apprentice in BCA, you will receive training and support throughout your qualification 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.
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 : 2
Working Week : 8am - 4:30pm, Monday to Friday
Salary : £ 180.00 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 06/09/2021
Possible Start Date : 13/09/2021
Personal Qualities : • Attained or working towards – Full UK driving licence at the permissible age
Skills Required : The job involves numerous activities and technicians will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles.
As a 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 : At BCA they invest considerably in staff development and training and you can expect to receive comprehensive training to provide opportunities for career progression.
Apprentice loyalty bonus of up to £10,000 T’s & C’s apply
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)
Other Information : Closing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications
Travel: Please check you are able to travel to the BCA branch easily each day.
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