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Apprentice Bodyshop Technician

United Kingdom
Closing date
29 Sep 2023

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Supply Chain & Transport
Role Type
Graduate, Other work and training
Start Date
We are currently recruiting for a Bodyshop Paint Apprentice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers. You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI bodyshop, where you will be responsible for repairing accident damaged motor vehicles to the high standards of the BMW/MINI brand. All BMW Bodyshop Apprentices attend a centralised body training facility in Milton Keynes for their off-the-job training. This centre is equipped with BMW Cars and BMW ColorSystems to ensure that apprentices are trained to the highest standards. The role of a Bodyshop Paint Technician includes: • The removal, repair and refitting of panels and components • Painting techniques • Smart and spot repair • Dent removal • Vehicle Damage Assessments During the time spent at your BMW Bodyshop, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme. A BMW representative will also visit on a 12 weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met. Requirements and prospects: Desired skills: • To have good manual dexterity Personal qualities: Successful applicants must demonstrate the following: • A keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole • To be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn • A positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism • To be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy bodyshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually Desired qualifications: Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSE Grade A -C / 9 - 4 or Functional Skills Level 2 (or equivalents) in the following subjects: • English • Mathematics • One other subject Future prospects: On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will progress to become a fully qualified Bodyshop Paint Technician. Things to consider: Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the body training facility in Milton Keynes to complete their apprenticeship training. Training is completed in one-week blocks approximately once every two-three months. All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer/Bodyshop (travel, accommodation and food). Qualifications attained: VEHICLE DAMAGE PAINT TECHNICIAN: (Standard Level 3) • IMIAL Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicles VEHICLE DAMAGE PANEL TECHNICIAN: (Standard Level 3) Included in standard is the welding accreditation to meet PAS125 accreditation. • IMIAL Level 3 Award in Automotive Refrigeration Handling • IMIAL Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicles Apprenticeship framework Vehicle Body and Paint Why Sytner? Sytner Group are delighted to provide an industry-leading benefits package. We are passionate about continuous improvement and building an environment where everyone feels valued, appreciated and able to reach their full potential. Enhanced Holiday Entitlement 33 days inc. bank holidays Industry-leading Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Pay Career Development Recognition of Long Service every 5 years Discounted Car Schemes High Street Discounts Discounted Gym memberships Cycle to work scheme One day a year paid voluntary / community work Business social events At Sytner, our values and the way we behave are important to us. We have a working environment where we value and respect every individual's unique contribution, supporting our colleagues to thrive and achieve their full potential. We are committed to creating an equitable environment and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. As part of our commitment to Diversity and Inclusion, you have the right to ask for changes / adjustments to job interviews and the recruitment process. For more information around reasonable adjustments and the recruitment process please . Unsure? Read on We represent over 23 of the world's most prestige vehicle brands, across our 140 UK dealerships. We pride ourselves on Developing Talent and Building Careers and our colleagues recently scored Sytner Group an outstanding 89% on our colleague engagement survey

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