Vehicle Accident Technician Apprentice
Published: Aug 07, 2020
MK Bodyshop are looking for an Apprentice Vehicle Accident Technician to join their busy team in Plymouth
The Apprentices Role
This is a great opportunity to join a very busy and professional garage, where you will be working alongside an established member of the team. This role will be for someone to primarily work on the Body repair with some paint duties included. The apprentice will learn all aspects of the trade from general repairs to full servicing. Tasks will also include work to do with alloy wheels, bumper repairs and dents/scratch work.
Working Hours: The role is full time working five days a week, 08:00 – 17:00, this equates to 40 hours.
Wages: £166.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week. Any overtime above the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the appropriate national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement (including bank holidays) will be paid each year, during the course of your apprenticeship.
Contact Details: If you have any queries please contact us on either this email address email@example.com or call us on 01752 332442.
MK Bodyshop are experts in car body repair from alloy wheel refurbishment (including diamond cut) and bumper scratches to full resprays.
MK Bodyshop specialise in car bodywork and resprays, whether it's a scuffed bumper, lacquer peel or those annoying parking dents we can repair it, we can even install parking sensors!
We can also take care of the bigger stuff too, if you have been in an accident we can help get you back on the road quickly.
From a single panel or full re-spray we can perform all types from matte, metallic, glitter and pearl. We pride ourselves on quality throughout the repair process ensuring the highest quality finish thanks to our high-tech Rowley Spraybooth.
MK Bodyshop can repair dents and scratches to fleet, hire, and Motability cars, saving you expensive return fees from the manufacturer.
On completion of your Level 2 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to progress onto a Level 3 qualification may be available for the right candidate.
You will need to have a good attention to detail and be able to take on board potentially complex instructions. Good communication skills are required.
Some knowledge or proven experience in the motor trade would be beneficial.
You must be pleasant, dedicated to completing your training and be prepared to assist colleagues and the employer with other jobs where required.
GCSE grades A -C or equivalent is desired, yet not required.
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As part of the apprenticeship programme, attendance is required at our Skills Group training centre for one day per week. All other aspects of the qualification will be delivered on-site by the employer. You will have regular visits every six to twelve weeks from your designated Skills Group assessor, who will monitor your progress during your apprenticeship training.
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I just wanted to say the biggest thank you to Vanessa, my trainer. You have made my journey so much easier, I don’t know what I would have done without you. You have been amazing and helped me to achieve my qualification. You’ve guided me through every step of the way, I really appreciate it, Vanessa, you have been my rock.
I always struggled in school as I wasn’t very academic, so knew learning on the job would be a better option for me. I would find it difficult to get up for 9am but now I wake up and look forward to my day. I wanted to try a hair apprenticeship as I’ve always been interested in hairdressing, and by the end of the first week, I already loved it!
I have developed a range of new skills through work including the technical, industry skills required for the job, to personal development such as ensuring I am always on time. The biggest change since leaving school is adjusting to the independence you gain from earning a salary. My advice to anyone thinking of doing an apprenticeship would be find what you like doing, and go for it!
Since starting the apprenticeship, I’ve become far more confident. In a classroom, you only interact with your classmates, but through working you develop your people skills as you interact with customers on a daily basis. At school, you are closely monitored and parented, however I am now more independent and feel grown up
The most important thing I’ve learnt since leaving school is that there are other routes to success than just academia. I failed my GCSEs, as I never suited the school environment. Now though, I’m really enjoying my apprenticeship as I’ve discovered I learn more through hands-on practice.
I would just like to thank you and your team for all the amazing work they do, you have provided me with the most invaluable experience which has helped to pave the way of my future. The work you do for young people is incredible!