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Vehicle Damage Paint Apprentice – Exeter – Steer Automotive Group

Job Location: Exeter

Apprenticeships at Steer Automotive Group offer a great opportunity to open the pathway for a life-long career in the accident repair industry. We are recruiting new apprentices to join our dynamic team in Exeter. You will start your apprenticeship as a trainee technician gaining a Level 3 qualification in Paint. You will be based at our accident repair centre in Exeter 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 8am – 4.30pm
  • 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 Thatcham Research Academy will always include:

  • A Level 3 qualification (assessed on the job)
  • A technical certificate issued by a registered training provider upon completion
  • 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.

Why should you choose Steer Automotive Group?:

Steer Automotive Group is an industry leading accident repair group. By joining us, you will be given the chance to shape the future of the accident repair industry whilst developing a successful career for yourself.

We are proud of the value that we add to our customers, we are constantly adapting and developing to meet the requirements of the advancements in technology in the modern-day vehicle. We help our people reach their full potential by providing training, coaching and opportunity to grow. Our team work collaboratively across the whole of our business to support and develop new skills.

Are you young, eager and determined to get on? We have the opportunity just for you. Why not choose a lifelong career in the accident repair industry and apply to join TODAY! Please email for further information

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: £10,004.80 – £15,000.00 per year


  • On-site parking


  • Monday to Friday


  • GCSE or equivalent (required)


  • Driving Licence (preferred)

Work Location: In person

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