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Bodyshop Paint Technician Apprenticeship — Sleaford

Job description

Steer Automotive Group is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Paint Technician to join their team in Sleaford. Learning how to carry out duties such as preparing, spraying and finishing vehicles that have been involved in collisions and/or other incidents in an efficient manner.

Working for Steer Automotive, the successful candidate will repair, carry out surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification.

A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish.

Demonstrating colour identification and select the correct materials such as primers, base coats and lacquers applied using spray equipment and utilising modern drying/curing techniques such as Ultra Violet (UV), Infrared and catalytic solutions used in the refinishing of vehicles. Create a safe environment working efficiently and reducing waste.

The comprehensive programme provides apprentices with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications, while in full-time employment. This is an unrivalled opportunity with excellent training at Emtec College and superb future career prospects.

Duties will include:

  • Working alongside the current staff to repair and paint customer vehicles
  • Involvement in drying and curing techniques used in the finishing of vehicles
  • Calculation/estimation of paint volume requirements per job
  • Health & safety and compliance requirements of a collision repair business, such as control of substances
  • Identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g mixing systems, paint booths, UV lamps and spray equipment

Training will take place via Emtec, Ruddington on a block release model 8 x per year.

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: 16/04/2023

Possible start date: 20/04/2023

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Initiative
  • Passionate

  • GCSE or equivalent English A* - C (9-4) (Essential)
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths A* - C (9-4) (Essential)

Nationally recognised qualifications – IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle damage paint technician (standard – Level 3).

Functional Skills Level 2 (if required).

Regular review and welfare visits from our assessors who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace.

Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business.

Employer information

Steer Automotive Group is an accident repair group with a difference. Our team has over 30 years of knowledge and expertise within the bodyshop industry, we’re the company you can trust.

Address details:

Commercial way, pride parkway,
Sleaford Enterprise Park,
NG34 8GL

Map data is calculated from the available geolocation information.

Reference number VAC1000139204
Working week Monday to Friday, times to be confirmed.
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 36 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Vehicle Damage Paint Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £10,982.40 (Annually)

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