Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice
Gemini Accident Repair Group are offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprenticeship candidates to start their career within their highly successful and growing organisation, as a Vehicle Accident Repair Technician Apprentice. The Gemini Apprenticeship Programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training, while in full-time employment. A Multi-Skilled Vehicle Accident Repair Technician repairs all elements of a vehicle after it has taken some type of collision damage. This will involve learning the skills required to take an accident damaged vehicle through various stages of repair to the pre-accident condition. These fall into three main areas of skills training: * MET-Mechanical, Electrical & Trim. Candidates will learn strip and refit processes of all main vehicle systems including air conditioning, vehicle alignment and Hybrid & Electric vehicle systems * Panel-repair. Candidates will learn to repair bodywork by replacing panels, filling defects and carrying out techniques such as welding, bond and riveting and correcting misalignment * Paint-surface repair. Candidates will learn how to prepare surfaces and carry out paint refinishing through the following techniques; sealing, masking, priming, application of base coat & lacquer, repairing defects and polishing In addition to the above techniques, the employer will also provide successful candidates with additional training to achieve industry qualifications in the following techniques, throughout the programme. * British Standard Welding Certificate * Refrigerant Handler * Electric and Hybrid Repair * Senior Accredited Assessment The post holder will also be required to complete any other tasks deemed by the line manager as appropriate in line with the role. Requirements and prospects Desired skills * Excellent communication skills * Meticulous attention to detail * The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training * Computer literate Due to the requirements of the role, candidates are required either hold, or be willing to work towards achieving a full clean driving licence. Personal qualities The ideal candidate will have: * Good communication skills * A passion for the automotive industry * An enthusiasm to learn with an interest in development and progression * A mature attitude * Good team-working skills The ideal candidate will be: * Hardworking * Punctual * Reliable * Able to use own initiative * Career minded * Practically minded with a direct approach to problem solving Desired qualifications 5 GCSE's at grade A* to D/9-3 (or equivalent) including maths, English essential. Science and ICT are desirable. Future prospects Potential of a permanent role within the organisation following successful completion and review of the apprenticeship. Things to consider Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation. Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early. Reality Check: Candidate must be available to start immediately. Candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to working hours. Candidates will be asked to complete a week-long work trial with the employer as part of the recruitment and selection process for the role. There will be an opportunity for candidates to apply for employee benefits including a cycle to work scheme, and support towards achieving their motorcycle or car driving licence in accordance with certain terms and conditions. Information will be provided when the role has been accepted.