Accident Repair Technician Apprentice
Published: Jul 27, 2020
Southwest Custom Body Shop are looking for a Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice to join their team in Liskeard.
The Apprentices Role
This role will include initial prep of the vehicles, masking up, cleaning ready for paint, sanding body work, sheeting, mixing paint, refinishing work on the vehicles and polishing. The apprentice will also be delivering general duties within a garage environment. Working within the main garage unit to assist the qualified mechanics with preparation of vehicles, getting them ready to be painted, sanded, have body filler applied and finishing up before returning to customer.
Working Hours: Monday-Friday making up 40 hours a week.
Wages: £166.00 per week, based on a 40 hour week.
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.
South West Custom Body Shop is a well established body shop that has built up an excellent reputation over the years.
We pride ourselves on the quality of our work and customer satisfaction. We offer a wide range of services from small repairs to full re-sprays.
On completion of your Level 3 apprenticeship with the company, an opportunity to apply for a full time post may be offered to the right candidate.
The ideal candidate will require good hand skills and a genuine interest in working in the motor industry.
The successful apprentice will have good coordination skills and a focused approach to the job in hand. You must also have good communication skills as you will need to work as part of a team as well as using your initiative.
You will be keen, motivated and enjoy getting hands on in the work place. A willingness to learn new skills in this area is also essential
Good house keeping and excellent time keeping and attendance are also a must.
Qualifications desired for this role include GCSE's grades A – E in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.
The Apprenticeship consists of:
Level 3 Accident Repair Technician Standard
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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