Listers Group

Volkswagen Group Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Listers Group (Employer)

Babcock Training Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30. Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.
3 years (duration)
1 February 2022(start date)
Vehicle damage panel technician (apprenticeship standard)
30 January 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As part of the Volkswagen Group approved Paint and Body network, you will have the opportunity to work on a range of vehicles from Audi, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. You will develop the skills you need to successfully refinish vehicles back to factory standards and return them to our customers as good as new.

Responsibilities

Vehicle Damage Panel Technicians specialise in repairing or replacing damaged panels on our customer’s vehicles.

Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will develop the skills to prepare a vehicle for a Paint Technician by repairing, replacing and preparing accident damaged body panels utilising special tools and procedures to Volkswagen Group standards.

Daily duties will vary according to location and may include:

  • Assessing the level of damage to a vehicle and choosing to either repair or replace panels
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Repairing damaged chassis and panels
  • Keeping logs of work carried out and informing customers of any additional works
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment

Future Prospects

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity drive your career forward. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.

Reality Check

The latest information on the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices can be found at https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/pay-and-conditions

Please do not contact the retailer. Babcock Training are the main point of contact for this opportunity and carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

Skills Required

  • Strong communication skills
  • Customer service skills

Qualities Required

Our ideal Vehicle Damage Panel Technician will have an eye for detail and perfection with the passion to deliver excellent service for our customers.

We are looking for people who are passionate about our industry and our brand. Some of the personal skills that you should think about showing us in your application are:

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Teamwork

Qualifications Required

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English and a minimum of GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in Science

'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

Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at our state-of-the-art training centres.

Our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

In the workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the remote sessions and at the Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and brand certifications.

On successful completion of the three-year programme, you will receive the following:

  • Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician apprenticeship standard
  • Brand certifications 
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