BMW Bodyshop Panel Apprenticeship - Barons BMW Bedford

Employer:

BMW Group Academy

Training Provider:

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Weekly wage £166.00 to £348.80
40.0 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
duration: 3 years
start: 13 April 2020
Bedford
Advanced(level 3)
Vehicle damage panel technician (apprenticeship standard)
15 March 2020 (application closing date)
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.

Responsibilities

We are currently recruiting for a Bodyshop Panel 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 Panel Technician includes:

  • The removal, repair and refitting of panels and components
  • Welding techniques
  • Panel beating
  • 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.

Future Prospects

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will progress to become a fully qualified Bodyshop Panel Technician

Reality Check

  • 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 (usually one day per week)
  • For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
  • As of first 1st April 2020, the ANMW will rise to £4.15

Skills Required

  • To have good manual dexterity
  • Full training will be provided

Qualities Required

Successful applicants must demonstrate the following:

  • Keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole
  • Be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn
  • Positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism
  • 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

Qualifications Required

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • ICT (or one other subject if candidate did not take ICT)

Training Provided

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
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