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Vehicle Accident Repair Technician

Emtec01

Job description

Do you want a dynamic and exciting career in the automotive industry? Fix Auto are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice Accident Repair Technician to join their busy bodyshop in Felixstowe. 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

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: 01/10/2020

Possible start date: 15/10/2020

Skills required

  • Manual skills
  • Efficient
  • Communication
  • Eager to learn
  • Team work

Qualifications required

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

Candidate requirements

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.15 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 18 in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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

* Please note that 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 employers address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

Training provided

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

  • Multi-Skill Accident Repair Standard - Level 3
  • Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and maths and to have taken level 2 English and maths tests prior to completion of their apprenticeship

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
How will you be travelling to and from the workplace ?

Employer information

Fix Auto Felixstowe is an expert in car body repair and collision repair for all types of vehicles. Our body shop in Felixstowe guarantees your cars body repair for life. Being part of Fix Auto's international network of body shops, we have established a reputation respected by many insurers. If you are from Felixstowe or elsewhere, call or visit our repair centre in Felixstowe for a free estimate on any accident repair or car body repair.

Address details:

Patterson Accident Repairs
A 15
Felixstowe
IP11 3HH

Map data is calculated from the available geolocation information.

Reference number VAC001649253
Working week 40 h/r per week
Mon-Fri 08.00 -17.00

(40 hours per week)

Expected duration 30 months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Related course Multi-Skill Accident Repair Technician - Advanced Apprenticeship (Level 3)
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).