Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice Level 3

  • Company: R & R Autos Bodyshop Ltd
  • Location: Basingstoke, RG22 4AP
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £192.40 per week
  • Sector: Automotive
  • Ref: VAC-10550
  • Application Deadline Date: 15/07/2022
  • Start Date: 25/07/2022
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Mon-Fri – 8am -5pm 1 hour lunch

Brief Description

Are you wanting to start your career in the Automotive Industry? Are you hands-on and passionate about Vehicles? R & R Autos Bodyshop Ltd, is looking for a Vehicle Panel Apprentice to join their expert team!

Qualifications Required

If you have achieved a level 2 or higher in body repair you may not be eligible for the apprenticeship
Minimum of GCSE (or equivalent) grades of 9* - 4 (A-C) in English and Maths

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

If you’re looking for a motor industry apprenticeship that could lead not just to a job but a long-term career with opportunities for promotion and progression, then this could be for you!

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 facelift!

Other Information

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.

Ready to start your adventure?