Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice Level 3
Company: R & R Autos Bodyshop Ltd
Location: Basingstoke, RG22 4AP
Salary: £192.40 per week
Application Deadline Date: 15/07/2022
Start Date: 25/07/2022
Positions Available: 1
Working Week: Mon-Fri – 8am -5pm 1 hour lunch
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!
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
Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage.
.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.
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!
.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!
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.