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Vehicle Accident Repair Technician

Motor Vehice04

Job description

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Daventry Panel Craft Ltd are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy body shop. Learning how to provide industry leading repair services to clients and provide them with support during the repair process.

The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive 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 strip and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems
  • Panel-repair. 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 through the following techniques; sealing, masking, priming, application of base coat & lacquer, repairing defects and polishing

Duties will include:

  • Accurately and skilfully undertake all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair
  • Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair
  • Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification
  • Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines
  • Any other ad hoc duties and when required
  • Interpret and implement simple technical service instruction data under supervision
  • Keep work area clean and tidy and assist others in maintaining a neat and tidy working area
  • Whilst working on customer vehicles, protect and cover vehicle with dust sheets, etc.
  • Ensure that all work is carried out to Manufacturer’s safety and quality standards
  • Minimise waste of all materials, oils and fluids
  • Where work is conducted on parts affected by warranty, to ensure that all parts are returned according to the Retail Facility procedures
  • Test vehicles and carry out basic diagnostics as and when required by the Workshop Controller and under supervision
  • Park vehicles in allocated areas
  • Carry out all relevant training enthusiastically, attending prescribed courses on time, completing all course work thoroughly and to the highest possible standard
  • Maintain good relationships with customers by meeting and exceeding their expectations
  • Participate fully in measurement and feedback processes and to embrace personal training and development opportunities
  • Work to support other team members in the achievement of their objectives when asked to do so or required by their manager

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: 28/10/2019

Possible start date: 11/11/2019

Skills required

  • Good communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Numerate
  • Problem solving/ decision making
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships
  • Customer orientated

Qualifications required

4 GCSEs at grades A*-D/9-3 (or equivalent) including maths and English Language.

Candidate requirements

Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role that exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation.

Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employer’s address.

Reality Check

Candidates must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Candidates must also be willing to travel to Emtec College to complete the block release training.

Training provided

The programme for the Multi-Skill Accident Repair Apprenticeship incorporates underpinning knowledge delivered in partnership and managed by EMTEC College.

  • Level 3 Accident Repair Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Level 1/2 functional skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

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

Future progression

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the role holder will progress to full-time employment with the company.

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
Can you identify any experience or training you have completed, relevant to the chosen Apprenticeship?

Second question
What mode of transport do you use?

Employer information

Fix Auto Daventry is an expert in car body repair and collision repair for all types of vehicles. Our body shop in Daventry guarantees your cars body repair for life.

Address details:

Daventry Panel Craft
High March
NN11 4HB

Map data is calculated from the available employer geolocation information.

Reference number VAC001582392
Working week Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 17:00.

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 30 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Accident Repair Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
Salary £156.00 (Weekly)

Wages explained

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