As a Bodywork apprentice, you will be working with our body work team.
In this role you will be assisting in:
- Assessing damage and deciding how to repair them
- Removing damaged panels or parts for repair
- Smoothing out minor dents in panels
- Filling small holes or damage with filler
- Fibre glass and moulding panels
- Repairing panels damaged during an Event
- Prepping new panels ready to go on the car
- Modifying current panels for performance upgrades
- Paint spraying panels
- Colour matching and blending paint to match surrounding areas
- Maintenance of tools including cleaning
- Keeping clear records of all work completed
You will assist with repairs to all levels of cars we have in the team, from mini challenge cars to BTCC, to project cars.
There will be a possibility of you being able to go away with the team on race events.
This Vacancy may include long periods of time working outside.
At EXCELR8s unit you are required to work for a minimum 8-hour day, starting at 8.30am. On occasions, it may be necessary to work in excess of 8 hours in any one day in order to fulfil your role.
You will be responsible for ensuring you take suitable breaks during the day. Lunch break will be for 1 hour between 1pm and 2pm.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
For updates on the National Living Wage please see: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/national-living-wage-increase-to-protect-workers-living-standards
- Fiberglass Experience
- Filler and body panels repair experience
- Paint spray experience
- Be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
- Good verbal communication skills
- Good attention to detail
- Ambition and desire to succeed
- Take instruction and guidance well
- Ability to work well with others
- Good use of personable initiative
Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability.
Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs (or equivalent) including English and maths at grades 9- 4 for an Advanced Apprenticeship and 9-3 for an Intermediate.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Ipswich or Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
- Level 3 Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship Standard
A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry. The role is to prepare, spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents including cars/light commercial vehicles. This role includes colour matching and final finish to the company or customers exact standards and requirements.
The apprentice will complete an End point Assessment to demonstrate that they can perform knowledge, skills and behaviours in their occupation.