What will the apprentice be doing?You will be working on vehicles that have either been in an accident and require minor or major bodywork repairs. You may also work repairing any bumps and dents. Operating specialist equipment and all other associated tasks. Duties may include: • Assessing the level of damage and making decisions to repair or replace panels • Repairing chassis and panels • Removing damaged panels • Keeping logs of work carried out and informing the customer of any additional work that may be needed
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?This is a Vehicle Damage Panel Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Group. Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby. This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 12 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme, which equals 4 weeks per year. All associated costs for training are met by the employer and there will be no cost to you. You will also be assigned a dedicated Development Coach who will visit you every 4-6 weeks either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications: • Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Level 3 • Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths (if required)
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?There is a large gap in the motor trade, where people a crying out for highly skilled Body Repair Technicians. Do you have the passion and commitment to rise to the challenge?
Reality CheckThe competition for apprenticeship placements is strong so please ensure your application is tailored to the type of apprenticeship you are applying for, pay attention to presentation, spelling, grammar, and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests, or qualifications.
Skills RequiredEnthusiasm to learn, Interpersonal skills, Mechanically minded, Passion for mechanics
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Essential