646 - Apprentice Panel Beater

Date: 19 May 2023

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: inchcape

As an Apprentice Bodyshop Technician, you will receive a competitive salary, excellent training & support, as well as some amazing benefits including;
• Employee Discounts with The Showroom – make your salary go further with the discounts and cashback offers available at over 1000 retailers
• Vehicle purchase discounts – There are plenty ways that you & your family can Drive with Us at Inchcape, from vehicle discounts to service offers. Own your dream car for less
• A pension that pays – Our flexible pension scheme gives you the freedom to plan for the future in a way that suits you. Choose exactly how much you want to contribute on a monthly basis
• Life Assurance – we give you the peace of mind when you need it most
• Cycle to work scheme – get a new bike, equipment or both
• Employee Assistance Programme – We take employee wellbeing seriously at Inchcape, we offer a programme to support all our colleagues and families with whatever challenges they may face at work or at home 24/7 365 days a year
• Save as you earn plan- reap the rewards of Inchcape’s success and effortlessly grow your savings. Save every month for a set period in order to buy Inchcape shares at a discounted price
• And much more….


Job Introduction
Apprentice Bodyshop Technician (Vehicle Damage Panel Technician)
We have an amazing opportunity for you to kick start your career working with an amazing brand, within our Inchcape Accident & Repair Centre. 
Our Vehicle Damage Panel Technicians work within the Volkswagen Group Approved Repairer network to deliver a a first class service to customers using teams of highly trained experts and the same paint, parts and materials that are used at our factories.
As one of our Apprentice Bodyshop Technicians you will undertake a programme of study line with the company/brand apprenticeship scheme. Training will be delivered via our Apprenticeship Provider and will include a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at a state-of-the-art training centre.
On successful completion of this three year programme you will receive the following qualification; Level 3 Vehicle Damage Panel Technician Apprenticeship


Main Responsibilities
Vehicle Damage Panel Technicians specialise in repairing or replacing damaged panels on our customer’s vehicles.
Over the course of the apprenticeship you will develop the skills to prepare a vehicle for a Paint Technician by repairing, replacing and preparing accident damaged body panels utilising special tools and procedures to Volkswagen Group standards.

Daily duties will vary according to location and may include:
• Assessing the level of damage to a vehicle and choosing to either repair or replace panels
• Removing damaged panels
• Repairing damaged chassis and panels
• Keeping logs of work carried out and informing customers of any additional works
• Maintaining a clean and safe work environment.


The Ideal Candidate
• A passion for everything automotive
• High motivation levels, with excellent communication and have the ability to work well under pressure
• Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
• Punctual and being great at timekeeping
• Good attention to detail
• Drive to exceed targets
• GCSE (or equivalent) in Math's, English and either Science or Technical subject

At Inchcape we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, and believe that Inchcape is for Everyone. So if you’re excited about this role and you share our values to deliver great experiences through fresh thinking and working better together, we encourage you to apply. You may be just the right person for this or other roles. Please get in touch!