Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship – Kolor Rainge – Vehicle Body Repair.

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Motor Vehicle Apprenticeship – Kolor Rainge – Vehicle Body Repair.

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Kolor Range

Unit 5, Ashcroft Road,  Knowsley Industrial Park Liverpool,  L33 7TW

Number of position (1)

Working week –  30 hours per week – Monday – Friday 1 day per week (term time) will be in The City of Liverpool College

Weekly wage £117.00

Expected apprenticeship duration – 24 months

 

Kolor Rainge are a  small niche business with a focus on repairing bodywork and paint finishing, mainly, sports cars including Porsche. They  have a real passion for their motor work and are based in Knowsley Industrial Estate.

If you are interested in body and paint repairing you would fix or replace damaged body parts on all types of vehicles and then paint/refinish the vehicles to look as good as new. At Kolor Rainge we repair all types of cars with a focus on sports models. As an apprentice body repairer your first task would be to assess the extent of the damage and the best way to do the repairs. On a repair job, your duties could include:

  • removing damaged panels or parts to repair at a workbench
  • stripping out vehicles parts
  • smoothing out minor dents in panels with a ‘dolly’ hammer and other tools
  • filling small holes or rusted areas with resin, body solder and other compound fillers
  • fitting new panels where the damage is too great for repair
  • custom-building body panels from sheet metal before welding them into place

After you have fixed the damaged parts, you would refinish the surfaces by:

  • removing old paintwork, sealant and rust, using a wire wheel attached to a drill or grinder
  • cleaning the repair area and masking off other parts to be left alone
  • priming and paint spraying the area, using the manufacturer instructions on colour matches
  • sealing and waxing the repair

You would also keep a record of completed work to give to the customer when they come to collect their vehicle.

 

Desired skills

  • Able to use hands for car repair
  • Able to work with paint and primer
  • Able to communicate with colleagues and customers
  • Good team player
  • Prepared to take responsibility
  • Willingness to learn

Personal qualities

The successful candidate must have or be:

  • A positive attitude to work
  • Punctual
  • Motivated
  • Listening skills
  • Commitment – to job and studies

Desired qualifications

Ideally a Level 1 qualification in vehicle maintenance, bodywork or engineering but mainly a real willingness to learn and take the initiative when it comes to taking on body repair and paint refinishing responsibilities. Previous experience of working with cars, even as a hobby, will be an advantage.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship the post will be reviewed and there may be the opportunity of a full-time position and the chance to progress to a Level 3 apprenticeship.