Motor Vehicle (Paint Refinishing) Intermediate Apprenticeship at Gateshead College
If you enjoy working as part of a team and enjoy working on the vehicle itself, then you will enjoy refinishing.
In this area of the motor industry, you will be refinishing repairs to vehicles that have been caused by general wear and tear or by an accident.
You will be returning vehicles to roadworthy condition.
Your main tasks will include preparing panels for priming and topcoat, applying primers and topcoats, carrying out small panel repairs, rectifying minor paint defects and general housekeeping duties.
Primarily, refinishing is about rectifying minor damaged, mono-constructed steel bodies, which represent the vast bulk of modern light vehicles. Heavy vehicle cabs and vans, which employ similar construction principles, lend themselves to the same range of skills.
Typical activities are identified as follows:
- Using tools and equipment used in vehicle refinishing
- Applying fillers and foundation materials
- Working with plastic materials and components
- Preparing metal and pre-painted surfaces
- Repairing minor paint defects
- Ideally you should have 4 GCSE grades A-D to include a communication and mathematics subject.
- Equivalent qualifications would be considered.
How to apply
If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Gateshead College directly.