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Vehi­cle Acci­dent Repair Tech­ni­cian appren­tice — Aylesbury

Job description

We are recruiting for an award winning repairer and have an exciting and unique opportunity for an apprentice vehicle accident repair technicians to join their highly successful and growing organisation in Aylesbury. You will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical.

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

This repairer is 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.

This 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 remove 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

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.

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: 29/09/2022

Possible start date: 30/09/2022

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Customer care skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Initiative

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent English 3/D or above (Essential)
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths 3/D or above (Essential)

Training provided

Level 3 Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The programme lasts for 33 months. 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

Future progression

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

Employer information

An award-winning company with over 30 years of knowledge and expertise within the vehicle body repair sector. The business is expanding rapidly and now has sites across the UK. We are dynamic in our approach and geared to completing outstanding repairs, by combining the latest techniques and most effective technology with delivering excellent customer service.

Address details:

AW Repair
Gatehouse Industrial Area
Aylesbury
HP19 8UG

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Reference number VAC1000080746
Working week Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:00.
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 33 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Salary £10,004.80 (Annually)

Wage explained

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