Multiskilled Body and Paint (Accident and Repair) Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Employer:

Hildenborough Volvo

Training Provider:

Calex UK Ltd

Weekly wage £166.00
40.0 hours per week A typical working week could be 40 hours Monday to Friday 8.30am till 5.30pm however each of our Dealers will have different requirements.
duration: 30 months
start: 31 August 2020
Tonbridge
Advanced (Level 3)
Accident Repair Technician (apprenticeship standard)
3 August 2020 (application closing date)
A fantastic apprenticeship opportunity within the Volvo Cars Dealer Network where you can develop new skills in an exciting and challenging role - best of all you'll earn while you learn!

Responsibilities

** We are still recruiting. Please note that the start of this apprenticeship may be delayed due to the coronavirus situation. If your application is progressed, then you will hear from the recruitment team within 3 working days of your application and invited to participate in a phone interview. During this phone interview, we will provide further clarification with regards to the anticipated programme commencement. **

The Apprenticeship is geared toward training the next generation of Accident Repair Technicians. But what does the role involve?

The role of an Accident Repair Technician varies slightly by the employer, based upon the specific needs within the location. The below explanation is, therefore, a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

An Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has sustained some type of collision damage. These range from small damage through to heavily impacted types of damage requiring complex and detailed repair or replacement of major structural elements of the vehicle. Typically, the Accident Repair Technician works in a modern highly technical workshop-type environment working on a broad range of vehicles from cars and car derived vans to light commercial vehicles.

The duties of an Accident Repair Technician may include:

  • Assessing damage and deciding how to repair it
  • Using a range of tools
  • Smoothing minor dents and filling small holes or rusted areas
  • Finishing repairs so they match surrounding areas
  • Keeping records of all completed work

Future Prospects

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding Dealer Network. Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry-recognised qualification that's recognised across the Motor Industry. 

This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist once qualified to further develop your skills and to move into new roles.

Skills Required

  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Problem solver and have attention to detail
  • Be good in a practical environment
  • Be very safety conscious
  • Be patient & well organised
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date information technology
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting a number of colleagues

Qualities Required

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • The motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Problem-solving

Qualifications Required

Prior Attainment GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in Maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English and Maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted. 

'Equivalent' grades include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

Training Provided

Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our Dealer Network. We're looking for ambitious candidates ready to take ownership of their development work hard to achieve their potential and grow with an ambitious employer.

The Programme lasts for at least 30 months and you'll achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

We will support you to gain your Functional Skills if you require them in Maths and English.

All of our Apprentices are employed through the Dealer Network and attend week-long block training at our state-of-the-art Training Centre in Daventry.

Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced Coaches as well as Virtual Classroom sessions and E-Learning modules.

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