Bodyshop Apprenticeship Scheme

Recruiter
Remit Group
Location
Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 1UU
Salary
Up to £9,000 plus benefits
Posted
17 Oct 2019
Closes
17 Nov 2019
Specialism
Engineering
Start Date
January
Duration
24 months+

This is an exciting opportunity to join Werrens evergrowing business in 3 different specialisms.

As a Body Repair apprentice, you will learn how to repair, and sometimes replace, damaged bodywork using specialist techniques with traditional tools and the latest equipment.

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Refitting new/repaired panels
  • Repairing damaged bodywork using traditional dolly and hammer or more modern techniques
  • Repairing small dents, holes or corroded areas using a compound filler

As an MET apprentice, you will gain expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems. This includes:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Remove and refit non-structural body panels and mechanical and electrical systems
  • Remove and refit any part relating to the vehicle, to the correct alignment
  • Remove, repair and replace: engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Diagnose and fix faults within a vehicle management system (on board computer) & associated electrical system

As a Paint apprentice, you will be trained to complete every aspect of painting a vehicle from paint preparation, through to painting and polishing.

  • Preparing paint spraying equipment
  • Preparing the bodywork of the vehicle
  • Mix paint by eye or using computer technology to ensure the best colour match
  • Applying several coats to the car, including primers, colours and protective finishes
  • Solving paint application problems; defects, cause and cures
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment
  • Storing paints in the correct conditions

As part of all 3 roles, a certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:

  • Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken
  • Liaising with the customer or insurance company
  • Providing quotations and estimations

As part of the service a bodyshop offers, you may also carry out valeting, to ensure the vehicles look as good as new.

  • Wash down the outside of the car to remove dirt and mud
  • Polish the windows, wheels, door handles and mirrors

We want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working in the automotive industry and want to become experts in their technical field.

Key personal skills to demonstrate include:

  • A willingness to learn
  • Personal responsibility and resilience
  • Problem solving

 

An Apprenticeship is a work-based training programme, so as well as working and being trained in Werrens’s bodyshop, you will also attend Remit’s Academy based near Pride Park in Derby, on a 5-day block release 12 times over the 36-month apprenticeship. You will also be assigned an Apprentice Development Coach who will visit you in the workplace, every 4-6 weeks, as part of our commitment to your development and to ensure you succeed.

  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in the specialism you choose
  • Functional Skills in English, maths & ICT (if required)

N.B All accommodation, food and travel costs are met by the Employer.

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