Their role includes repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification. A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish. Demonstrating colour identification and select the correct materials such as primers, base coats and lacquers applied using spray equipment and utilising modern drying/curing techniques such as Ultraviolet (UV), Infrared and catalytic solutions used in the refinishing of vehicles.
Create a safe environment working efficiently and reducing waste. The comprehensive programme provides apprentices with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications, while in full-time employment. This is an unrivalled opportunity with excellent training at Emtec College and superb future career prospects. Working for UK Carbody Ltd, the successful candidate will repair, surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer paint specification. Duties will include: · Working alongside the current staff to repair and painting customer vehicles.
Involvement in drying and curing techniques used in the finishing of vehicles · Calculation / estimation of paint volume requirements per job · Health & Safety and compliance requirements of a collision repair business, such as control of substances. · Identify and operate the correct repair tools, equipment and devices used in the process e.g mixing systems, paint booths, UV lamps and spray equipment. Training will take place via Emtec, Ruddington on a block release model 8 x per year.
Requirements and prospects Desired skills
- Excellent communication skills
- A keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail
- The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training.
The ideal candidate will have:Good communication skills A passion for the automotive industry An enthusiasm to learn with an interest in development and progression can do attitude· Some experience within an automotive workshop environment.
The ideal candidate will be:
- Able to use own initiativeteam player.
4 GCSEs at grade A* to C (or equivalent) in Maths and English. Science and ICT are desirable.Future prospects
Upon successful completion and review of the apprenticeship, you will have the opportunity to gain employment with the business.