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Vehicle Damage Paint Technician

Willowbrae Coachworks


Vehicle Damage Paint Technician

Willowbrae Coachworks

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Salary £8,944 per year Location EDINBURGH Hours of work Full-time (40 Hours) Training provider Calex UK LTD Closing date 13/12/2021 Qualification SCQF Level 5

Job overview

This exciting opportunity is ideal for someone looking for a structured supportive and challenging apprenticeship. We are looking for motivated and enthusiastic people to join our dynamic teams.

The Apprenticeship Programme will give you the rare opportunity to carry out a real job with real responsibility coupled with a focus on training and development.

It is important for us to ensure our apprentices feel valued so we invest in you to develop the skills that will make you effective within our organisation and in your future career.

What will I learn?

A Vehicle Damage Paint Technician works in the vehicle body repair sector of the motor industry.

The role is to prepare spray and finish vehicles that have been involved in collisions and other incidents in an efficient manner. The vehicles can include Cars/Light Commercial Vehicles.

This includes ensuring the correct colour match and final finish to the company and customers' exacting standards.

This is usually within a collision repair workshop or smart repair workshop/mobile repair micro business & working alongside another fully qualified Paint Technician.

They prepare vehicles fully before painting to include masking sanding and other necessary preparation work.

They are also responsible for keeping all company tools and equipment safe and in a clean workable condition paying particular attention to the reduction of any fire hazards.

Their role includes repair surface preparation and painting to the manufacturer's paint specification. A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish. This includes being able to demonstrate colour identification and select the correct materials such as primers base coats & lacquers applied using spray equipment & utilising modern drying/curing techniques such as Ultra Violet (UV) Infrared & catalytic solutions used in the refinishing of vehicles. Create a safe environment working efficiently and reducing waste.

What qualification or qualities are required?

All of our opportunities receive a really good response and so we're looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We're not looking for the finished article rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

We are committed to supporting our apprentices' technical employability and broader personal development skills to ensure they can progress and develop in their careers.

When it comes to selecting the right people to become apprentices it's as much about attitude as it is about vocational and academic success. That's why in addition to the qualifications we require from you we'll also look for you to possess the following key behaviours. From problem-solving abilities to an enthusiasm for our industry these are all attributes that will be vital in your role and they will be assessed throughout the application process.

Logical and creative thinking skills
Analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to work independently and to take responsibility
Can use own initiative
A thorough and organised approach
Ability to work with a range of internal and external people
Ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations
Maintain a productive professional and secure working environment

Age 16+

In Scotland applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English and Maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted.

'Equivalent' grades include

BTEC first diplomas and certificates
OCR Nationals
Key Skills Level 2
Essential Skills (Wales)
Functional Skills Level 2
Core Skills (Scotland)

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