Are you interested in cars? Want to make damage vehicles look as good as new? Why not pursue a career as a Body Repair Technician?
What does a Body Repair Technician do?
When vehicles are damaged in accidents, they are taken to a body repair workshop. Body Repair Technicians, also known as panel beaters, specialise in repairing or replacing damaged panels. Duties may include assessing the level of damage and making a decision whether to repair or replace panels, removing damaged panels, repairing damage, keeping logs of work carried out and informing the customer of any additional works required.
What does the training involve?
The best foundation for a career in a body shop is through an apprenticeship. You will learn and earn at the same time with much of your practical experience coming from supervised work in the body shop itself. You will attend technical college on day release.
What will I achieve?
An Institute of Motor Industry Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Body Repair - Consisting of a Vocational Qualification, Technical Certificate and Functional Skills. You can then progress onto an Advanced Level Apprenticeship.