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Bodyshop Panel Technician Apprenticeship — Wellingborough

Job description

Steer Automotive is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Body Technician. 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.

  • Your role includes the technical and practical needs for today’s motor vehicle body repair industry. You will study both the theory and practical aspects
  • The successful candidate will work independently and as part of a team following a defined process, using their skills to correctly identify the different body panel types and have the ability to use the correct repair tools to carry out the work to the highest possible standard
  • Motor vehicle chassis and body alignment, e.g. underbody measurement and its impact on suspension and steering geometry
  • Vehicle body types, panel identification, safety systems, materials and alternative fuel
  • Use of Body Panel Repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g. alignment jigs, resistance welding equipment, riveting and bonding tools
  • Removal and replacement of body panels and associated parts e.g. mechanically fixed components, chemically fixed components
  • Interpretation of technical data for joining techniques and replacement panels
  • Quality control process and the implications of poor quality

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: 01/08/2024

Possible start date: 29/09/2024

Employer information

Steer is the UK’s leading automotive repair business, with 119 locations and over 2,400 expert colleagues, repairing over 100,000 vehicles a year.This makes us the UK's largest independent repair group. You’ll find our highly qualified technicians deliver true excellence on every job. And our customer service is founded on respect and integrity.

Address details:

19 Bradfield Close

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Reference number VAC1000264307
Working week Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 3 Years
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Steer Automotive Group Apprenticeships
Salary £13,312.00 (Annually)

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