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Apprentice Spray Painter

  • Salary: £13,689 per annum
  • Type of work: Permanent
  • Location: Stoke
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About the role

We’re recruiting for enthusiastic Apprentice Vehicle Refinishers to work in various locations across England. As part of completing the qualification, you will need to travel to Glasgow as part of your coursework to complete your SVQ Level 2 in Vehicle Refinishing.

At the end of your training, you’ll have SVQ Level 2 in Vehicle Refinishing and hands-on experience in an Arnold Clark Bodyshop department.

You’ll also receive…

  • Your own tools, uniform, boots and overalls.
  • A mentor to support you in the workplace.
  • 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 family 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.

Hours

Full time, 39 hours per week.

About the role

As an Apprentice Vehicle Refinisher, you’ll prepare vehicles for refinishing as you train towards your Level 2 in Vehicle Refinishing. You’ll also polish vehicles, carry out minor repairs and refinish vehicles to manufacturer specification.

The right person for this role will have excellent communication skills, a meticulous eye for detail, and plenty of enthusiasm. You’ll also be able to carry yourself in a professional manner.

Day-to-day duties

  • Preparing vehicles in a logical manner to return the vehicle to the manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Carrying out general housekeeping in the workshop.
  • Liaising with mentors and supervisors to carry out any necessary tasks.
  • Being able to work safely while completing workshop tasks.
  • Completing polishing operations after refinishing.
  • Completing finishing operations and learning to apply top coats.

Essential skills

  • You’ll have gained or be working towards GCSE 4-9 or above in Maths, English and a Science or Technical subject or accredited equivalent.
  • You must be literate, numerate, reliable and keen to learn.
  • A good basic grasp of hand skills.
  • The ability to work on your own initiative, or as part of a team.
  • You’ll understand the importance of timescales and deadlines.
  • The ability to multi-task.
  • Be able to understand job cards and what’s needed to return a vehicle to manufacturer specification.

In return for your hard work and willingness to learn, you’ll receive an industry-leading employee benefit package including private healthcare, life assurance and preferential terms on new and used cars.

You must have achieved your qualifications before starting the apprenticeship in September 2022.

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

Benefits

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