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Accident Repair Apprentice Technician

Motor Vehice05

Job description

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Fix Auto Dagenham are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy bodyshop. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services.

The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive training, while in full-time employment.

A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has taken some type of collision damage. This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition.

These fall into three main areas of skills training:

  • MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn strip and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems
  • Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment
  • Paint-surface repair. Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques; sealing, masking, priming, application of base coat & lacquer, repairing defects and polishing

Duties will include:

  • Accurately and skilfully undertake all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair
  • Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair
  • Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines
  • Any other ad hoc duties and when required

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 07/10/2019

Possible start date: 21/10/2019

Skills required

  • Manual skills
  • Efficient
  • Communication
  • Eager to learn
  • Team work

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs at A* - D/9 to 3 including maths and English language (or equivalent).

Candidate requirements

Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Candidates must also be willing to travel to Emtec College to complete the block release training.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Training provided

Multi-Skill Accident Repair - Level 3

The programme for the Multi-Skill Accident Repair Apprenticeship incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College.

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and maths and to have taken level 2 English and maths tests prior to completion of their apprenticeship. Regular review and welfare visits from appointed assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Future progression

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will progress to full-time employment with the company.

Employer information

Fix Auto Dagenham is an expert in car body repair and collision repair for all types of vehicles. Our body shop in Dagenham guarantees your cars body repair for life. Being part of Fix Auto's international network of body shops, we have established a reputation respected by many insurers. If you are from Barking, Basildon, Bexley, Brentwood, Dagenham, Gravesend, Grays, Ilford, Romford, Tottenham or elsewhere, call or visit our collision centre in Dagenham for a free estimate on any accident repair or auto body repair.

Address details:

Fix Auto
Rainham Road South
Dagenham
RM10 8XE

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Reference number VAC001554022
Working week Monday to Friday
shifts TBC. 30 minute break in the morning and 1 hour lunch
(37.5 hours per week)
Expected duration 30 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Accident Repair Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £146.25 (Weekly)

Wages explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).