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Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprentice Level 3

  • Car Body Centre
  • Bispham, Blackpool
  • £Competitive

A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry. The role is to prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents in an efficient manner. The vehicles can include Cars/Light Commercial Vehicles. This includes ensuring correct colour match and final finish to the company and customers exacting standards.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    238887
  • Wages
    Competitive
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    20/09/2023
  • Start Date
    11/12/2023
  • Approx. Duration
    36 Months

  • Location
    Bispham
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Automotive
  • Opportunity Type
    Advanced Level 3
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Vehicle damage paint technician (ST0448)
  • Employer
    Car Body Centre

Description

Day-to-day tasks

On a typical day you could:

  • assess damage and decide how to repair it
  • remove damaged panels or parts for repair
  • smooth out minor dents in panels
  • fill small holes or rusted areas with filler
  • make body panels and sections, and weld them into place
  • refinish the repair to match surrounding areas
  • keep a record of all work completed to show customers
  • full training to learn the skills

Hourly wage will be dependent on age and experience

For more information about this vacancy please contact Blackpool and the Fylde College on 01253 504343 (Ref ID: 238887)

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Persistence and determination
  • Ambition and a desire to succeed
  • The ability to work well with others
  • The ability to use your initiative
  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
  • A basic knowledge of how a bodyshop works, is desirable

Level 3 a minimum of English and maths grades A*- C (9-4) (or equivalent) are desirable or willingness to complete Functional Skills Level 2

STANDARD & LEVEL

The successful candidate will work towards completing the Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Standard from the Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education. Delivered by Blackpool and The Fylde College offering expert tuition and exceptional facilities.

Personalised programme

Your B&FC apprenticeship is made up of several different elements and each one reflects your individual abilities and career goals. Our expert tutors and assessors have relevant industry experience and will support you to achieve all your goals.

Off-the-job training

Developing your skills at work is called on-the-job training, 20% of your apprenticeship (equal to one full day a week) will be ‘off-the-job’. This might include attending College, tackling projects, online learning, coaching, shadowing, or training for your job.

Stacks of support

Assessment mostly takes place in the workplace. When you start, you will be allocated a skills coach, who will visit you at least once a month to guide and support you and help you to plan for your future. We will also provide you with specialist support for your English and maths and for any additional needs that you make us aware of.

  • Polite and punctual
  • Willing to learn


To gain experience and provide a very high standard of work, with prospects of becoming a bodyshop supervisor in time.

Please note that as part of your application, you are required to provide a copy of your CV and complete the college based online initial assessments in English and Maths.

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