B C A

Vehicle Body Repair Apprentice - Level 2

Employer:

B C A

Training Provider:

REMIT GROUP LIMITED

Weekly wage £180.00
40.0 hours per week 8 hour shift between 6.00am - 6.00pm, Monday - Friday
duration: 18 months
start: 30 September 2019
Bedford
Intermediate(level 2)
Vehicle Body and Paint (apprenticeship standard)
6 positions available
20 September 2019 (application closing date)
Remit are recruiting on behalf of BCA Fleet Solutions to recruit 6 enthusiastic individuals to join their skilled Bodyshop team. The specialisms available are Body Repair, Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET), Paint Refinishers.

Responsibilities

This is an exciting opportunity to join British Car Auctions (BCA) and become a qualified technician.

The specialism available are:-

Body Repair Technicians (Panel beaters) repair and replace vehicle bodywork which has either been damaged in a collision or deliberately damaged.

As an apprentice you will learn how to repair, and sometimes replace, damaged bodywork using specialist techniques with traditional tools and the latest equipment.

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Refitting new/repaired panels
  • Repairing damaged bodywork using traditional dolly and hammer or more modern techniques
  • Repairing small dents, holes or corroded areas using a compound filler

The role of a Mechanical, Electrical & Trim (MET) Technician is to identify mechanical and electrical components on damaged motor vehicles which need to be removed before the bodywork repairs can be carried out and to refit them after the repairs are complete.

As an apprentice, you will gain expert working knowledge in relation to the removal, repair and replacement of engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems. This includes:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Remove and refit non-structural body panels and mechanical and electrical systems
  • Remove and refit any part relating to the vehicle, to the correct alignment.
  • Remove, repair and replace: engine, gearbox, suspension, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Diagnose and fix faults within a vehicle management system (on board computer) & associated electrical system

Paint Refinisher (Paint Sprayers) Technicians are the ones who put the final touches on collision repairs and have the ability to make cars look just as they did when they came out of the showroom.

You will be trained to complete every aspect of painting a vehicle from paint preparation, through to painting and polishing.

  • Preparing paint spraying equipment
  • Preparing the bodywork of the vehicle
  • Mix paint by eye or using computer technology to ensure the best colour match
  • Applying several coats to the car, including primers, colours and protective finishes
  • Solving paint application problems; defects, cause and cures
  • Maintaining and cleaning equipment
  • Storing paints in the correct conditions

Future Prospects

BCA's vision is to shape the future of automotive solutions by delivering quality and value to their customers. Their drive and ethos sets them apart from their competitors.

Reality Check

You’d be using specialist equipment, which requires a reasonable level of physical fitness.
It is important that Technicians always use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safety procedures for using hazardous materials.

The 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 and grammar and include any relevant experience, hobbies/interests or qualifications.

Skills Required

The job involves numerous activities, you will need to be comfortable with a wide range of vehicles.

As a Technician, you will often be working within a team, so good communication and being able to follow instructions would be good skills to have.

Qualities Required

Commitment and enthusiasm are a must and a passion for motor vehicles and physical work would be an advantage.

Qualifications Required

No previous automotive qualifications are required, and we will support and help develop your English, maths and ICT.

Training Provided

This is a Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprenticeship, delivered by Remit Group.

Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Academy in Derby.

This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 4 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme. 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 at the workplace, giving 1-2-1 information, advice and guidance.

As a result, you will receive the following qualification in your chosen specialism:

  • VRQ & VCQ in Level 2
  • Functional Skills in English & maths (if required)