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Bodyshop Paint Technician Apprentice

BMW Group Retail Careers
Highly Competitive
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

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Sytner Chigwell is looking for a Bodyshop Paint Technician Apprentice.

Your role

We are currently recruiting for a Bodyshop Paint Apprentice. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to work with one of the world's most prestigious and technologically advanced car manufacturers. You will be working in a busy BMW/MINI bodyshop, where you will be responsible for repairing accident damaged motor vehicles to the high standards of the BMW/MINI brand.

All BMW Bodyshop Apprentices (Paint & Panel) attend a centralised body training facility in Milton Keynes for their off-the-job training. This centre is equipped with BMW Cars and BMW Colour Systems to ensure that apprentices are trained to the highest standards.

The role of a Bodyshop Paint Technician includes:

• The preparation and application of foundation materials and topcoat

• An awareness of different paint systems, paint equipment, special effect paints

• Quality vehicle checks

• Vehicle Damage Assessments

During the time spent at your BMW Bodyshop, a mentor will be allocated to oversee the work-based learning programme. A BMW representative will also visit on a 12 weekly basis to set performance targets and ensure any development needs are being met.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• To have good manual dexterity

• Full training will be provided

Personal qualities

Successful applicants must demonstrate the following:

• A keen interest and enthusiasm for automotive vehicles and the industry as a whole

• To be honest and trustworthy with a willingness to learn

• A positive attitude and work ethic, with high level of professionalism

• To be able to work effectively as part of a team in a busy bodyshop environment, as well as having the capability to follow instructions and work individually

Desired qualifications

Applicants are required to have, or predicted to obtain, GCSEs at grades A-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in English, maths and one other subject.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will progress to become a fully qualified Bodyshop Paint Technician.

Things to consider

Successful applicants must be prepared to travel to the body training facility in Milton Keynes to complete their apprenticeship training. Training is completed in one-week blocks approximately once every two-three months. All training costs are covered by the BMW Retailer/Bodyshop (travel, accommodation and food).

All Bodyshop Technician (Paint & Panel) Apprentices will be employed at their local BMW Retailer or Bodyshop and will attend our body training facility for their training. The body training facility is located in Milton Keynes.

All applications are to be done through the BMW Apprenticeship website. The apply online button can be found at the bottom of the page. Candidates will only be contacted if they meet the initial criteria for the BMW/MINI programme.

Training to be provided

• Vehicle Damage Paint Technician Standard Level 3

• IMIAL Level 2 Award in Electric/Hybrid Vehicles

• Employment Rights and Responsibilities

• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by BMW Group Academy


When it comes to careers, nothing feels quite like working in BMW Group Retail. As the most forward-looking automotive brand in the world, we're dedicated to giving customers the very best experience we can. That takes a workforce who aspire to delivering the highest levels of customer service.

We look for people who understand our customers and the role that automotive mobility plays in their lives. People who get genuine satisfaction from knowing customers are inspired by our products and impressed by every aspect of the service we give them.

If you understand what makes our engines run and customers tick, we'll make sure you stay that step ahead. With training from the BMW Group Academy UK and a chance to work on cutting-edge technology, we'll help you to develop as a professional and grow your career within BMW Group Retail.

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