Claridges Limited

Apprentice Vehicle Re-Finisher


Claridges Limited

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Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week To be confirmed at interview
duration: 24 months
start: 30 September 2019
Intermediate(level 2)
Vehicle Body and Paint (apprenticeship standard)
27 September 2019 (application closing date)
This vacancy is for an Apprentice Vehicle Re-finisher based in Southport, Merseyside. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.


As part of your apprenticeship, you will be required to attend Training 2000 at their automotive centre based in Blackburn. This comprises of you completing a technical certificate (VRQ L2) over a period of two years and is awarded by The Institute of the Motor Industry.

As an Apprentice Vehicle Re-finisher working at Claridges Ltd, your learning will include:

  • Preparation of vehicles - stripping, sanding and masking
  • Paint application techniques including spray booth technology
  • Setting oven temperature, air pressure and time
  • Roller and paint spraying priming
  • Completing relevant documentation

This role requires keen individuals who will learn how to set up paint spraying equipment, mix materials correctly to the right colour and consistency. You will need to have good attention to details and colour and enjoy working with their hands to be a successful paint sprayer.

Future Prospects

Upon completion of the apprenticeship the successful applicant will become a fully qualified and skilled paint refinisher with the potential to progress onto the Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship.

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Skills Required

  • Good attention to detail
  • Hands on approach to work
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think outside the box, curious and innovative

Qualities Required

  • Must possess an interest in the automotive industry
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Good time keeping
  • Strong work ethic

Qualifications Required

Minimum of 4 GCSEs grade 3 (D) or above including English, Maths and a science related subject is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable.

Training Provided

  • VCQ Level 2 in Vehicle Body and Paint
  • VRQ Technical Certificate, Level 2 Vehicle Body and Paint
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Key Skills/Functional Skills (if needed):

  • Level 1-ICT
  • Level 2-Application of Number and Communication

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