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Salary: £0

Location: Yeovil

Job type:

Category: Exeter

Brief overview of the role:
Are you wanting to start your career in the Automotive Industry? Are you hands-on and passionate about Vehicles? FMGRS part of ZIGUP PLC are looking for a Vehicle Paint Apprentice to join their award winning apprenticeship programme!

Working week:
40 HRS

Positions available:
1

Vacancy description:
Join the UK’s largest repair group in this fantastic opportunity as a Paint Technician at our busy workshop.
As Paint Technician, we know there’s no better feeling than seeing a customer's vehicle at the front of the workshop, waiting for them to collect it – it is what our business is built on.

• 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, causes and cures
• Maintaining and cleaning equipment.
• Storing paints in the correct conditions.

A certain amount of administration and customer interaction is also required:
• Keeping a record of work carried out and time taken
• Liaising with the customer or insurance company
• Providing quotations and estimations

As part of the service a Bodyshop offers, you may also carry out valeting, to ensure the vehicles look as good as new.
• Wash down the outside of the car to remove dirt and mud
• Polish the windows, wheels, door handles, and mirrors

Requirements and prospects

Qualifications Required:
You will need to have a high level of attention to detail and working to a high standard as the first thing the customer will see when they pick their car up is the colour match and the quality of the paint finish.

Desired skills:
Please be aware that you would be using specialist equipment like spray guns along with various masks and breathing apparatus, it is important that Paint technicians always use personal protective equipment (PPE) and follow safety procedures for using hazardous material

Personal Qualities:
You will need to have a high level of attention to detail and working to a high standard as the first thing the customer will see when they pick their car up is the colour match and the quality of the paint finish.

Training to be provided:
This is a Vehicle Damage Paint 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 Paint Technician Level 3
• Functional Skills Level 2 in English & Maths (if required)

Future Prospects:
In addition to the salary: • You will be provided with the use of starter tooling kits on joining the company (must remain on site) • Eligible for the technical apprentice award scheme based on performance entry gates

Other Information:
Closing 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

Things to Consider:
Closing 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


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