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 (Paint & Panel) attend a centralised body training facility in Milton Keynes for their off-the-job training. This centre is equipped with BMW Cars and BMW Colour Systems to ensure that apprentices are trained to the highest standards.
The role of a Bodyshop Paint Technician includes:
- The preparation and application of foundation materials and topcoat
- An awareness of different paint systems, paint equipment, special effect paints
- Quality vehicle checks
- 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.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will progress to become a fully qualified Bodyshop Paint Technician.
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).
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship.
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- To have good manual dexterity
- Full training will be provided
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
Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSEs at grades A-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in English, maths and ICT (or one other subject if candidate did not take ICT).
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