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Accident Repair Technician Apprentice

Gemini Leeds 18 2 17 1

Job description

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprentice vehicle accident repair technicians to join their highly successful and growing organisation. They will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical.

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprenticeship candidates to start their career within their highly successful and growing organisation, as a Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice.

The Gemini Apprenticeship Programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product 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

In addition to the above techniques, the employer will also provide successful candidates with additional training to achieve industry qualifications in the following techniques, throughout the programme.

  • British Standard Welding Certificate
  • Refrigerant Handler
  • Electric and Hybrid Repair
  • Senior Accredited Assessment

The post holder will also be required to complete any other tasks deemed by the line manager as appropriate in line with the role.

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: 01/10/2019

Possible start date: 15/10/2019

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training
  • Computer literate

Qualifications required

5 GCSE’s at grade A* to D9-3 (or equivalent) including maths, English essential. Science and ICT are desirable.

Candidate requirements

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.

Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

Reality Check:

Candidate must be available to start immediately. Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours.

Candidates will be asked to complete a week-long work trial with the employer as part of the recruitment and selection process for the role.

Due to the requirements of the role, candidates are required either hold, or be willing to work towards achieving a full clean driving licence.

There will be an opportunity for candidates to apply for employee benefits including a cycle to work scheme, and support towards achieving their motorcycle or car driving licence in accordance with certain terms and conditions. Information will be provided when the role has been accepted.

Training provided

The programme lasts for 30 months. The training incorporates underpinning knowledge in partnership and managed by EMTEC Colleges.

Throughout the duration of the programme the candidates will be expected to travel to EMTEC’s training centre in Nottingham for 24 separate weeks to carry out skills training. The first block is two weeks followed by individual one week blocks. Residential accommodation will be provided if required for the candidates.

Candidates will work towards achieving the Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Standard for the Automotive Bodyshop Industry at Level 3. They will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English functional skills if they do not already hold equivalent qualifications.

Regular visits to the dealership from EMTEC Vocational Learning Advisors will take place, who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Candidates will be expected to engage in self-directed learning outside of normal working hours, which will be monitored and tracked through an online e-portal.

In addition to this, as part of the programme the employer is offering additional off the job training to achieve the following qualifications, in order to bring the candidate to the required skills level for Gemini ARC Multiskills Technicians.

The following additional qualifications will be included:

  • British Standard Welding accreditation BS1140 & BS4872 covering the range of .5mm to 2.5mm material (to include IMI AOM009), MIG brazing, and achieve IMI AOM133 Bonding & Riveting
  • EC842 Refrigerant Handling
  • IMIAL L3 Electric & Hybrid Repair & Maintenance
  • Senior Automotive Technician Accreditation

Future progression

Potential of a permanent role within the organisation following successful completion and review of the apprenticeship.

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
Can you identify any experience or training you have completed, relevant to the chosen Apprenticeship?

Second question
What mode of transport do you use?

Employer information

Welcome to Gemini ARC. Established in July 2008, our experience in running highly efficient and professional bodyshops spans over 20 years. We understand how stressful having a motor accident can be, so our goal is to make the repair journey as painless as possible.

Address details:

Gemini Accident Repair Centre
Unit B
Green Lane Industrial Park
Pontefract
WF7 6EL

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Reference number VAC001574744
Working week Monday to Friday 8.30am till 5.00pm
(40 hours per week)
Expected duration 30 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Gemini Accident Repair Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £180.00 (Weekly)

Wages explained

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