What will the apprentice be doing?
At Activate Group we’re passionate about developing people and offer a broad range of apprenticeship programmes across a variety of skills and disciplines.
If you’ve got a passion for vehicles and are looking to start your career within the motor repair industry, then we have a great opportunity for you!
We’re hiring Apprentice Technicians to join the accident repair teams at our state-of-the-art body shops across the UK. We’ve teamed up with industry leading training providers, to develop a great apprenticeship programme which is now in its second year. Our programme is the perfect stepping stone into your career as a body shop technician.
What does a Body Shop Technician do?
Our body shop technicians are skilled in their trade, using their expertise to repair damaged vehicles back to factory standards and return them to the customer like new.
Who are we looking for?
You’ll be passionate about cars and all sorts of vehicles, and keen to get started with your career. Perhaps you’ve decided that university or college isn’t the route for you, and you would prefer to earn while you learn a skill. You won’t need any specific academic qualifications and we will provide all the training required both on the job and at college. You’ll just need to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in!
It’s an exciting time to join the industry and we’re leading the way by doing things a little bit differently. We pride ourselves on our people and making Activate Accident Repair a great place to work! We are Activate Group’s own network of body shops and we’re rapidly growing, which means that there will be opportunities throughout your apprenticeship and beyond – it’s the perfect time to join our team.
We also offer a really great range of benefits, including:
33 days holiday (including bank holidays)
We offer a structured salary plan for each of our apprentices with a starting salary of £16,000 per annum, rising to £18,000 in the second year and £22,500 during the third year of the programme
Health Shield cash health plan
We offer a unique bonus structure for our apprentices which includes bonuses of £500, £750 and £1000 paid at different points during the programme
Life assurance: three times basic salary
Free Fruit and Cereal (and Pastries on a Friday)
Annual Christmas and Summer Parties
Cycle to work scheme
Our industry experts are on hand to help talk you through all our routes if you’re not sure which is for you. If you have any questions or would like any more details of our apprentice opportunities, please do not hesitate to contact Hollie.Barrowclough@activate-group.com
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
We will be working in partnership with a leading training provider to deliver a great apprenticeship programme that will be the perfect steppingstone for your future career. We’ve designed our programme to be entered at any stage of your post-16 education and will give you all the support you need to really succeed. You will learn through virtual classes and 121’s with our training provider, as well as self-directed learning and on the job training. You will spend 20% of your working hours studying towards your qualification and will be supported throughout by a designated tutor at the training provider, your People Manager and a member of our People Team.
You will regularly visit college with your cohort of fellow apprentices to receive training on each element of your qualification, which may involve overnight stays of up to 5 nights at a time. You will also be closely supported by our in-house Apprenticeship Coordinator as well as the Body Shop Manager and your mentor. Following the program you will be a fully qualified Panel Beater
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Following the program you will be a fully qualified Panel Beater
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3) Desired