Apprentice Paint Sprayer

Date: 9 Nov 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 - Paint Sprayer
We have an amazing opportunity for you to kick start your career working with an amazing brand, within our Inchcape Accident & Repair Centre. 
Our Paint Technicians work within the Volkswagen Group Approved Repairer network to help return our customers vehicles back to factory standards following accidents including bumps and scrapes. This means that our customer’s vehicles will become as good as new.
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 Paint Technician Apprenticeship


Main Responsibilities
Paint Technicians are responsible for preparing vehicles to be painted after damage has occurred or once panels have been replaced. This will include repairing minor scratches to match the rest of the vehicle. Some of the day to day duties include:
• Ensuring all parts have been stripped from the vehicle in order for it to be painted
• Sanding down relevant area and adjoining area for blending
• Masking out areas to be treated
• Etching and priming areas to be treated
• Selecting matching and mixing colours using the approved Volkswagen Group colour palette
• Spray painting panels or vehicle parts using a variety of techniques to ensure a factory standard finish.


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 Science 

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!