What will the apprentice be doing?
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
- Removing damaged panels
- Refitting new/repaired panels
- Repairing small dents, holes, or corroded areas using a compound filler
- A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required
- Liaising with the customer or insurance company
- Providing quotations and estimations
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
This is a Vehicle Damage Panel Apprenticeship programme, delivered by Remit Group. Awarding Body: Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) Training is delivered in the workplace and on block release at the Remit Automotive Academy in Derby. This means you will be required to stay in a hotel for 12 separate weeks (Mon – Fri) over the duration of the programme, which equals 4 weeks per year. 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 either in the workplace or remotely via Microsoft Teams, giving 1-2-1 advice and guidance to help you achieve the following IMI qualifications:
• Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Level 3
• Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths (if required)
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
At Ford & Slater they invest considerably in staff development and training and you can expect to receive comprehensive training to provide opportunities for career progression.
Reality CheckClosing Dates: Please submit your application along with your CV as soon as possible to avoid disappointment; we reserve the right to close vacancies prior to the published closing date if we receive a sufficient number of applications
Skills RequiredEnthusiasm to learn, Mechanically minded
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired