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Multi-Skill Accident Repair Technician Apprentice — Nottingham

Job description

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprentice vehicle accident repair technicians to join their highly successful and growing organisation in Nottingham. They will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical.

Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprenticeship candidates to start their career within their highly successful and growing organisation, as a vehicle accident repair technician apprentice.

The Gemini Apprenticeship Programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product 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 to refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and hybrid & electric vehicle systems


  • 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 Sealing Masking


Application of base coat & lacquer: Repairing defects and polishing In addition to the above techniques, the employer will also provide successful candidates with additional training to achieve industry qualifications in the following techniques, throughout the programme:

  • British Standard Welding Certificate Refrigerant handler Electric and hybrid repair Senior Accredited Assessment
  • The post holder will also be required to complete any other tasks deemed by the line manager as appropriate in line with the role
  • You must have a driving license as you will be required to test vehicles on the road to check repairs

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: 30/06/2023

Possible start date: 11/07/2023

  • Passion for the car industry
  • Communication skills
  • Enthusiasm to learn
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Use own initiative

  • Other GCSE or Equivalent Maths 9-4 Essential 0 (Desired)
  • Other GCSE or Equivalent English 9-4 Essential 0 (Desired)

Level 3 Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The programme lasts for 30 months. This is longer than the apprenticeship standard due to an add on module
  • The training incorporates underpinning knowledge in partnership and managed by EMTEC Colleges Throughout the duration of the programme the candidates will be expected to travel to EMTEC's training centre in Nottingham for 24 separate weeks to carry out skills training
  • The first block is two weeks followed by individual one-week blocks. Residential accommodation will be provided if required for the candidates Candidates will work towards achieving the Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Standard for the Automotive Bodyshop Industry at Level 3
  • They will also be required to study towards achieving level 2 maths and English functional skills if they do not already hold equivalent qualifications. Regular visits to the dealership from EMTEC Vocational Learning Advisors will take place, who will observe all evidence opportunities that occur naturally in the workplace Candidates will be expected to engage in self-directed learning outside of normal working hours, which will be monitored and tracked through an online e-portal
  • In addition to this, as part of the programme the employer is offering additional off the job training to achieve the following qualifications, in order to bring the candidate to the required skills level for Gemini ARC Multiskills Technicians
  • The following additional qualifications will be included: British Standard Welding accreditation BS1140 & BS4872 covering the range of .5mm to 2.5mm material (to include IMI AOM009) MIG brazing, and achieve IMI AOM133 Bonding & Riveting EC842 Refrigerant Handling IMIAL L3 Electric & Hybrid Repair & Maintenance Senior Automotive Technician Accreditation

  • Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship. Further opportunities to develop career to become a fully qualified master technician and MOT tester
  • On completion of the apprenticeship the average salary of a light vehicle technician is anywhere between 24k-27k. While most experienced technicians may earn up to £33k per year

Employer information

Gemini ARC was established in July 2008, our experience in running highly efficient and professional bodyshops spans over 20 years. With 18 locations across the country we have partnerships with most major insurance companies and vehicle manufacturers so we can demonstrate our commitment to quality, and maintaining our goal of making the repair journey as stress free as possible for our customers.

Address details:

Gemini Nottingham

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Reference number VAC1000165560
Working week Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 33 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Gemini Accident Repair Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £12,057.60 (Annually)

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