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Apprentice Accident Repair Technician

Motor Vehice03

Job description

Rye Street Bishop's Stortford are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy bodyshop. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair.

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: 05/09/2019

Possible start date: 19/09/2019

Skills required

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

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs at grades A* - D/9 to 3 in maths and English Language (or equivalent) essential.

Candidate requirements

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role that 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.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer's address.

Training provided

The programme for the Apprentice Accident Repair Technician incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College.

  • Multi-Skill Accident Repair Standard - Level 3
  • F-Gas (Air conditioning)
  • Welding

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.

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

Commitment to first-rate workmanship and customer service has established Rye Street Group as one of the leading accident repairers in the UK.

Address details:

Rye Street Limited
Unit 13-14
Bishop's stortford
CM23 5PB

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Reference number VAC001566786
Working week 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday to Friday
(40 hours per week)
Expected duration 30 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Accident Repair Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £200.00 (Weekly) Minimum wage rates