Excelr8 Motorsport Llp

Body Shop Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Excelr8 Motorsport Llp (Employer)

Suffolk New College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week Mondays to Fridays working a minimum 8-hour day starting at 8:30am with 1 hour for lunch. Times TBC.
36 months (duration)
10 May 2021(start date)
Vehicle Damage Paint Technician (apprenticeship standard)
23 April 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

EXCELR8 motorsport is offering an exciting and unique opportunity for an apprentice vehicle bodywork repair technician to join their highly successful and growing organisation. They will learn skills in car body, paint, mechanical and electrical repairs


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.

Future Prospects

There will be a possibility of you being able to go away with the team on race events.

Reality Check

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

Skills Required

  • 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

Qualities Required

  • Ambition and desire to succeed
  • Take instruction and guidance well
  • Ability to work well with others
  • Good use of personable initiative

Qualifications Required

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.

Training Provided

  • 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.

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