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Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Apprenticeship

Start Date: 5th September 2022

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Newcastle College Automotive 9
  • Length 3 years
  • Study Part-Time
  • Location Employer Based

Qualification Gained

This is a Newcastle College Apprenticeship Standard

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Have you got a passion for cars? Do you see a future in car repair? If you like combining cars with being creative then the Vehicle Damage Paint Technician apprenticeship is for you.         

The role of a Paint Technician is an important one. You will prepare, spray and refinish damaged vehicles and light commercial vehicles, and this includes ensuring correct colour matches and final finishes to the customer’s exacting standards.

The Paint Technician’s role also includes repair, surface preparation and refinishing to manufacturer’s specifications. A technician is able to follow defined processes to restore the vehicle to a high-quality paint finish and demonstrate colour identification, selecting the correct materials such as primers, base coats and clear coats which are applied using spray equipment.

You will also have the opportunity to use modern drying and curing techniques such as Ultra Violet (UV), Infrared and catalytic solutions used in the refinishing industry.

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What can I do with a qualification in Automotive

Daily tasks:

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.
  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.
  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.
  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.
  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.
  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.
  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.
  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.

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Daily tasks:

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • Hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.

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Daily tasks:

  • Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.
  • Organises delivery of parts and handles payment.
  • Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers.
  • Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record.
  • Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars.
  • Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer.
  • Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork.
  • Discusses customer.

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Median Salary

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