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“Appraising and repairing vehicles that have suffered damage”

The vehicle body and paint apprenticeship is about patching up damaged vehicles. From a scratched door to a dented bumper, accidents can affect a car’s bodywork, mechanical parts and paint job. As an apprentice, you’ll train as a technician, assessing and repairing damage, restoring body and paintwork, and carrying out automotive glazing and windscreen repair on a range of light and heavy vehicles. At the advanced level, you could be responsible for appraising vehicle damage, assessing vehicle repair methods and estimating costs. Apprentices have the choice to focus on either mechanical, electrical and trim; body building; body repair; body refinishing; automotive glazing; windscreen repair; and assessing vehicle damage. All apprentices need a good eye to assess damage. Each bump and scrape will present a new challenge, but you’ll feel an enormous sense of satisfaction when you have help to transform a damaged vehicle.

Duration: 12 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum

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