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Vehicle Body and Paint Apprenticeship Level 3 at Tower Hamlets Ideastore

Course description

This apprenticeship trains you to patch up damaged vehicles.

Course content

You’ll have the choice to focus on one of these 3 options:

  • mechanical, electrical and trim body fitting
  • body repair
  • body finishing

Mechanical, electrical and trim technicians repair moving parts and electronics. They assess the damage and then get at the broken parts inside by removing the bodywork (trim), fix the internal parts, and then replace the bodywork.

Body repair technicians fix the outside body of the car – they remove, repair and replace damaged panels, ensuring that the car is still sturdy and safe. They may fix the vehicle’s alignment and quality-check all body repairs.

Body refinishing technicians add the final surface touch by applying primers and paint so everything looks as good as new. This may involve the use of hand and power sanding tools, chemical cleaning agents, spray booths and drying equipment.

Future opportunities

You’ll take on more specialised roles like:

  • senior mechanical and electrical trim technician
  • senior body building technician
  • senior panel technician
  • senior paint technician

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Tower Hamlets Ideastore directly.

Last updated date: 28 September 2015
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