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Bodyshop Pan­el Tech­ni­cian Apprenticeship

Job description

As a Vehicle Damage Panel Technician you will work within the Collision Repair workshop, demonstrating expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification.

Duties will include:

Undertake appropriate job preparation prior to commencing repair, including safety precautions, panel preparation and body measurements.
Identify the material used in the construction to enable the correct joining techniques and manufacturer specifications to be adhered to.
Interpret relevant technical data and methods to make sure that any joints are in line with vehicle manufacturer specification and the vehicle/body panels are aligned correctly.
Ability to identify and understand the correct joining technology
Remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently
Operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process, panel pulling systems, jig and alignment tools, spot welders, brazing tools.
Identify and communicate supplementary damage such as panels that were deemed to be reparable but once worked on were found to be beyond repair along with damage that could not be established on original inspection.
Ability to detect and rectify faults within a vehicles structure that’s integral to its safety

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: 08/11/2022

Possible start date: 10/11/2022

Skills required

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

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent English 4/C or above (Essential)
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths 4/C or above (Essential)
  • GCSE or equivalent ICT 4/C or above (Desired)
  • GCSE or equivalent Science 4/C or above (Desired)

Training provided

Nationally recognised qualifications – IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle damage Body 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.

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

Future progression

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

Employer information

Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre is a family business, first established as a wheelwrights and blacksmiths by the Gillibrand family in 1859, but now owned and managed by the Weddle family and specialising in high quality paint and car body vehicle repairs.

Address details:

Gillibrand Accident Repair Centre (Blackburn)
Unit 5, Challenge Court,
Blakewater Rd

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Reference number VAC1000085735
Working week Monday - Thursday 8.00am – 4.30pm
Friday 8.00 – 3.30pm
5 days
Total hours per week: 39
Expected duration 36 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Vehicle Damage Panel Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £9,754.68 (Annually)

Wage explained

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