Apprentice Vehicle Paint Sprayer
Full time, permanent
Salary: Apprentice salary with company benefits
Benefits: This job includes:
- 22 days’ holiday plus bank holidays,
- Salary sacrifice schemes (including childcare vouchers)
- Workplace pension and life assurance
- Employee Assistance Programme
- IMI (ATA) accreditation support through our Nationwide Academy
- Mobile phone discount scheme and My Nationwide Car Scheme
- Tool club
- My Nationwide Rewards, which includes discounts at major supermarkets, high street retailers, travel agencies and many more. Average saving is around £500 per year.
Vehicle Paint Sprayer Apprentice
Nationwide’s vehicle apprenticeships are ideally suited to people who are passionate about motor vehicles and wish to train within a hands-on role. This apprenticeship will specialise in vehicle paint spraying and much of your training is completed on-the-job within the bodyshop environment where you will be assigned a mentor. You’ll also attend college and other off-the-job training courses aimed at enhancing the skills you develop within the workplace.
These roles are potentially very lucrative – on completion of your apprenticeship and after 2-3 years of experience many of our technicians are earning an average of £35,000.
What we think good looks like
As an apprentice, we would like you to have a keen interest in motor vehicles, which you should demonstrate on your application and CV. Ideally, you will also have Maths, English and ICT GCSEs, or equivalent at a Grade C or above. You must also have the ability to work as part of a team and have the determination to see your apprenticeship through to the end.
Another very important aspect of the job is teamwork, as you will be working with other colleagues in the bodyshop as well as across other functional areas.
Our selection process
On receipt of your application, our Talent Team will match your application to the criteria of the role. If you are successful we will then arrange a telephone interview so we can get to know you and your aspirations a little better.
If everything goes well at the telephone interview stage we will arrange for you to spend a couple of days in one of our bodyshops. This gives you the perfect opportunity to find out what it’s really like to work for Nationwide and in the bodyshop environment. It also provides you with the opportunity to meet the team and ask lots of questions.
We want to make sure you are absolutely certain that you want to embark on the apprenticeship journey with us. It also gives us the opportunity to see if you are what we are looking for so this is the time to make a good impression.
If all goes well we will then arrange for the apprenticeship training provider (GTG Training) to send you an online link so you can complete your functional skills assessment. This involves an assessment of Maths, English and IT and takes approximately 20 minutes per assessment. It is critical that you complete this quickly; any delays will prevent you from joining us as we can't make an official offer until this stage is completed.
Once all of the above has been completed we will arrange a start date for you and will enrol you on your apprenticeship journey. We are hoping that your first course will start in September 2018.
Are you a future Nationwider?
Nationwide aims to be the employer of choice within the accident repair industry. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and nurturing the very best candidates for every job, recognising and rewarding your achievements and supporting your personal development.
Achieving this goal will help us maintain our position as the one of Europe’s leading accident repair networks. It will also enable us to set the standard by which all other accident repair centres are measured.
Nationwide recognise that our employees are our greatest assets. So recruiting enthusiastic apprentices across the country and equipping them with the skills to become successful employees (and potential managers) is fundamental to our continued success.
We are passionate about growing and strengthening and developing our business and the Nationwide Apprentice Programme is a key part of this. Joining our programme will open up a whole world of career opportunity which, for those with the ambition and commitment, will lead to an interesting, challenging and secure future.
Whichever apprentice route you choose, you will be based at one of our state-of-the-art accident repair centres where you will have the close support of a team that will help ensure that your skill development is nurtured and encouraged.
And what about career progression?
The world is your oyster at Nationwide. As long as you have the right attitude and do a great job, Nationwide will invest in your learning, development and job progression. There are many more jobs within Nationwide that you might be interested in and we will invest in you to help you reach your goals.
Take Curtis Woodley, a Panel Technician at Chelmsford Rapid repair. Curtis started as an apprentice and says, ‘I finished my apprenticeship here but I’ve never stopped learning and developing my skillset. Nationwide have given me the opportunity to complete my ATA accreditation and air con qualification as they saw that I had the potential and that I was eager to learn. I did the course at our Technical Training Centre in Goole which has a team of dedicated trainers just for Nationwide Team Members. Come and join us, it’s awesome.’
Nationwide are absolutely committed to making sure you have a great place to work and are excited and engaged in what you are doing. Nationwide will support and reward all of your achievements.
What happens next?
Once you have applied for the job, we will initially consider your skills and experience based on your CV and application. If you match the job, we will be in touch with you to advise you of the next stage in the process.
Nationwide is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes all applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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How to apply
Please follow the link below and apply online to be considered for this role.