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Panel Technician Apprentice – Guildford – Silvester Crash Repair

Job Location: Guildford

Silvester Crash Repair is offering an exciting and unique opportunity for apprenticeship candidates to start their career within their highly successful and growing organisation, as a Panel Technician Apprentice. 

Apprenticeships at Silvester Crash Repair offer a great opportunity to open the pathway for a life-long career in the accident repair industry. We are recruiting for a new apprentice to join our dynamic team in Guildford.

You will start your apprenticeship as a trainee technician gaining a Level 3 qualification in Panel. You will be based at our accident repair centre in Guildford gaining practical skills and work experience, learning while you earn, mentoring by a senior qualified technician.

To start an apprenticeship with us, you need to:

·         Be at least 16 years old

·         Be willing to work Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00

·         Be prepared to commit to your apprenticeship for 3 years

·         Have Grade 4 or above in both Maths and English (double) or Functional Skills Level 2

You will:

·         work five days a week

·         Be provided with a uniform, starter kit, health & wellbeing support and experienced mentor

·         Complete on-line e-learning where applicable

An apprenticeship Standard at (insert training provider)  will always include:

·         A Level 3 qualification (assessed on the job)

·         A technical certificate issued by a registered training provider upon completion

·         Functional Skills (English and Maths) support where needed

·         Employee rights and responsibilities


·         Working under direct supervision at all times to achieve full competence and qualification.

·         Accurately and skilfully assess all aspects of the motor vehicle body repair.

·         Detect and diagnose any additional faults for further repair

·         Ensure all work is completed safely and complies with manufacturer and British Standard industry guidelines

·         Identify and evaluate condition of safety related systems and any action required, applying H&S car related current legislation to do so (e.g. air bags, tyres etc)

·         Differentiate between items that need repairing and items that need replacement

·         Apply accurate and appropriate opinion times for method and duration for repair

·         Assess the cost and duration of a repair

·         Discuss damage and repairs with a range of stakeholders (vehicle owners, insurance companies, colleagues and managers), listening to their view, responding to concerns and negotiating using evidence based reasoning

·         Assess the current market value of vehicle using industry proprietary guides

·         Obtain authorisation from the Client/Customer to proceed with repair to a vehicle and confirm the cost of the repair (if appropriate for the workplace)

·         Interpret and accurately apply estimating software system

·         Full details will be given to you on application.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £10,000 – £15,000.00 per year


·         On-site parking


·         Monday to Friday 08:00 – 17:00

Ability to commute/relocate:

·         reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


·         GCSE or equivalent (required)


·         Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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