Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice Level 3

  • Company: Fix Auto Braintree/Chelmsford
  • Location: Braintree, CM73JW
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: Apprenticeship Minimum Wage
  • Sector: Automotive
  • Ref: VAC-10162
  • Application Deadline Date: 24/06/2022
  • Start Date: 05/09/2022
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Mon-Fri - 8.00pm – 5.00pm (one in three Saturdays (19+ only))

Brief Description

Are you wanting to start your career in the Automotive Industry? Are you hands-on and passionate about Vehicles? Auto Braintree/Chelmsford is looking for a Vehicle Panel Apprentice to join their expert team!

Qualifications Required

• No previous automotive qualifications are required
• Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades of 9* - 4 (A - C) in English and Maths

Personal Qualities

Attained or working towards – The full UK driving license 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

On successful completion of your Level 3 apprenticeship along with functional skills in Maths and English (where required), you will be a fully qualified Vehicle Damage Panel Technician with the skills to continue your career in the industry.

Vacancy Detail

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• 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

It's a 40-hour working week with an additional 1-hour lunch and one in three Saturdays (for 19+ only)

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

This vacancy has expired