Apprentice Panel Beater, Jobs, 24809
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Apprentice Panel Beater

  • Salary: £14,703 per annum
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: Nottingham
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About the role

We are looking for enthusiastic Apprentice Body Repairers to work in various Arnold Clark branches across England while gaining an industry recognised qualification.

At the end of your training, you’ll have a Level 3 qualification in Body Repair qualification and hands-on experience in an Arnold Clark Service department.

You’ll also receive…

  • Your own tools, uniform, boots and overalls.
  • A mentor to support you in the workplace.
  • One week of introductory training at our dedicated centres.
  • We’ll help you to achieve your driving licence in your second year of training with free lessons and two attempts at your test.
  • Information packs and an invite to our virtual open day before you start.
  • Free lunches at our training facilities.
  • All the benefits available to existing Arnold Clark employees, from holidays to free private healthcare.




Full time, 39 hours a week

About the role

As an Apprentice Body Repairer for Arnold Clark, you will work closely with mentors and supervisors to learn all aspects of body repair, including refitting body panels and trims, welding and body alignment. This role would suit someone with good practical and communication skills.

As well as extensive training in a fast-paced workplace, you will also work towards gaining a Level 3 qualification in Body Repair, putting you on the road to a successful career in the automotive industry.

Day-to-day duties

  • Repairing vehicle damage to manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Carrying out general housekeeping in the workshop.
  • Liaising with mentors and supervisors to carry out tasks.
  • Removing and refitting vehicle body panels and trims.
  • Applying body fillers to rectify panels.
  • Setting up and testing equipment.

Essential skills

  • You must have GCSE’s 4–9 or above (or an accredited equivalent) in Maths, English and science or a technical subject.
  • Good standards of literacy and numeracy.
  • Great communication and listening skills.
  • Ability to work safely while completing workshop tasks.
  • A professional and responsible attitude.
  • Ability to work on your own initiative and as part of a team.
  • Good attention to detail and ability to multi-task.
  • Willingness to learn and follow instructions.

As you receive extensive training towards your qualification, you will earn while you learn and receive one of the best employee benefits in the automotive industry, including private healthcare, life assurance and generous retail discounts.

Employment within the Arnold Clark Group is offered subject to satisfactory reference and disclosure check.


Every Arnold Clark employee is entitled to a wide range of benefits, including:

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Discount on new and used vehicles

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Contributory pension scheme

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Private medical insurance

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Life assurance