This Multi-Skilled Apprenticeship offers a great opportunity to work in a modern Bodyshop-type environment, working on a broad range of vehicles to develop a level of skill in all craft aspects of vehicle accident repair, including Mechanical, Electrical & Trim; Panel Repair & Replacement; Preparation and Paint.
A Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has sustained some type of collision damage. These range from small damage through to heavily impacted types of damage requiring complex and detailed repair or replacement of major structural elements of the vehicle. The Accident Repair Technician works in a modern highly technical workshop-type environment, working on a broad range of vehicles from cars and car derived vans to light commercial vehicles.
Uniquely, they work on and obtain a level of competence in all craft aspects of vehicle accident repair, including:
Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET) - Candidates will learn strip and refit processes of all main vehicle systems: including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems
Panel Repair & Replacement - 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.