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Paint Technician Apprenticeship

Main Duties:

  • Preparation of the vehicle for Paint, Sanding, Final Stopper, Priming, Flatting, and Masking.
  • New Panel Preparation, Panel Sealing and Plastic Bumper Preparation
  • Colour Identification, Colour Mixing/Formulation, Clear Coat Selection, Clear Coat Mixing Formulation and Spray Gun Set Up
  • Application of Base Coat, Application of Top Coat, Application of Clear Coat, Completion of Spray Out Cards and Colour Tinting
  • Smart and Local Repairs / “Blow Ins”
  • Paint refinishing including Flat and Polishing, De-nib and Polishing, Mop and Polishing

Level 1:

  • Health and Safety Practices
  • Tools, Equipment & Housekeeping
  • Basic Vehicle Preparation
  • Intro to Refinishing Materials
  • Intro to Body Repair Materials
  • Intro to Refinishing & Body Repair Practices and Procedures
  • Minor Defect Rectification
  • Removing and Refitting Trim and Panel Components
  • Electric Component Foundation Skills

Level 2 / 3:

  • Preparing Metal and Pre Painted Surfaces
  • Working with Plastic Materials & Components
  • Preparing and Applying Fillers and Foundations
  • Diagnosis and Rectifying Paint Faults
  • Establishing & Repairing minor Paint Defects
  • Colour Identification and Formulation
  • Priming and Undercoat Techniques
  • Applying Topcoats and Clear Coats
  • Polishing and Final Finish Techniques

Industry & Manufacturer Approval Training Opportunities:

  • Leading Paint Manufacturers, AkzoNobel: Leasonal, Sikkens Axalta Coatings: Dupont, Cromax, Spies Hecker BASF: Glasurit
  • Vehicle Manufacturer, Mercedes Benz, BMW, JLR, & VWG
  • Further Qualification to Senior Technician - Responsible for up to 3 other Technicians


  • 4x Days Full Time Work, 1x Day College (Work during Half Terms)
  • Full Employee Benefits, Rights, Perks, etc... – You’re one of the Team!
  • Full PPE in line with HSE requirements including an Air Fed Mask, in addition to annual Health Surveillance Checks
  • Age/Improver based Pay Structure, as you progress to encourage progression
  • Productive and Engaging Working Environment with Trained, Skilled and Qualified Technicians – Who are willing to share their knowledge!


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