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Kia Bodyshop Panel Technician Apprenticeship

Job description

Drayton Motors is offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Vehicle Damage Body Technician to join their team in Grantham.

The Role:

Your role includes the technical and practical needs for todays motor vehicle body repair industry.

You will study both the theory and practical aspects of the following:

  • Materials and consumables
  • Removing and fitting non-structural body panels
  • 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 Working for Drayton Motors, 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

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 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: 30/07/2021

Possible start date: 31/07/2021

Skills required

  • Excellent communication skills
  • A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training

Qualifications required

  • 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C / 9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English
  • Science and ICT are desirable

Training provided

Accident Repair Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

Nationally recognised qualifications:

  • IMI Apprenticeship in Vehicle damage Body technician ( 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

Future progression

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

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
Why do you want to work in this sector?

Second question
Do you have a driving license?

Employer information

Drayton Motors Kia is a long-standing family run dealer group operating in Boston, Louth & Grantham, Lincolnshire. The family ethos is a core value to us and we strive to be the best in customer service. We are multiple winners of the Kia Family Like Care Award which recognises what customers say about us.

Address details:

Victor Wood Of Grantham
Spittlegate Level
Grantham
Grantham
NG31 7UH

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Reference number VAC001726483
Working week Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 36 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Kia National Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £156.00 (Weekly)

Wage explained

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

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