Body Repair Apprentice
The Modern Apprenticeship Programmes allow apprentices to work full time and have the opportunity to earn while they learn and to put theory into practice within an automotive training environment.
As well as attending the training centre for week block release of training, regular assessment and reviews will be undertaken within the apprentice's own workplace which aims to ensure they have the required skills to successfully complete their apprenticeship.
What Might a Typical Day in this Job look like?
This programme covers the following areas:
- Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
- Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork
- Removing damaged panels
- Stripping and refitting trim and panel interior
- Refitting new/repaired panels
You will be based within a Body Shop, involved in learning all aspects of repairing accident damaged vehicles, including chassis alignment techniques, panel repair and replacement, welding and preparing vehicles for painting
What will I learn?
Regular assessment and reviews will be undertaken within the apprentice's own workplace which aims to ensure they have the required skills to successfully complete their apprenticeship.
You will train through GTG to SVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Body Repair.
What qualifications or qualities are required?
Minimum requirements for this apprenticeship are National 4 or above in Maths, English and a Science or Craft subject. Standard Grade 1-4 and Intermediates will also be accepted.
It is essential that you are literate, numerate, reliable and keen to learn.