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Accident Repair Technician Apprentice

Job description

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Motor Bodies Weston are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy bodyshop in Weston-super-Mare. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair process.

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: 31/10/2021

Possible start date: 15/11/2021

Skills required

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

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs at A*-D/9-3 including maths and English Language or equivalent.

Training provided

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

  • Multi-Skill Accident Repair Standard - Level 3
  • 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 could progress to full-time employment with the company.

Additional questions for candidates

During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.

First question
Why do you want to work in the motor industry?

Second question
Can you get to the workplace?

Employer information

Motor Bodies Weston was established in 1997 by its current owner and is celebrating 20 years in the accident repair business this year. We have swiftly earned a reputation for carrying out premier vehicle repairs on both prestigious and mainstream vehicles in Weston Super Mare, Somerset and the South West.

Address details:

Motor Bodies Weston Limited
38
Walliscote Road
Weston-Super-Mare
BS23 1LP

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Reference number VAC001735221
Working week Monday - Friday 08.00 - 17.00

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 24 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Multi-Skill Accident Repair Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £156.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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

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