Apprentice Panel Technician, Jobs, 53306

Apprentice Panel Technician

  • Location: Falkirk
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- Earn while you learn!

- Gain an SCQF Level 6 in Vehicle Body Repair

- Work full time in a garage workshop

- Job based in FMG Repair Services, Falkirk

Job Overview

Are you looking to earn while you learn? Then a modern apprenticeship with FMG Repair Services is an ideal opportunity for you!

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this role, you will be trained to repair vehicle damage to an exacting standard. You will be working within a wider vehicle repair team and have a dedicated mentor assigned to you. You will have exposure to a range of vehicles and repair methods.

You will be based in the accident repair centre and will be involved in learning all aspects of repairing accident damaged vehicles, including chassis alignment techniques, panel repair and replacement, welding and preparing vehicles for painting. This programme covers the following areas:

  • Assessing a vehicle to establish the extent of damage
  • Based on the initial assessment, deciding whether to repair or replace bodywork
  • Removing damaged panels
  • Stripping and refitting trim and panel interior
  • Refitting new/repaired panels

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will train through GTG to SCQF Level 6 in Vehicle Body Repair.

Regular assessment and reviews will be undertaken within the apprentice's own workplace and at GTG Training which aims to ensure you have the required skills to successfully complete your apprenticeship. 

About the employer

FMG Repair Services offer service, speed, quality and value for all aspects of vehicle services. In, or near virtually every major town and city in the country.

Our business isn’t just about fixing cars – it’s about caring for customers, from collecting damaged vehicles, delivering courtesy cars and returning the repaired vehicle. That’s why when it comes to getting vehicles back on the road cost-effectively, with the minimum amount of fuss and the maximum amount of care – it’s not by accident – that we’re one of the UK’s largest group of accident repair centres.

Dealing with over 4,000 repair incidents per week. FMG Repair Services is the leading and largest, comprehensive automotive repairer in the UK. With 65 equipped Repair Centres nationwide, Mobile Repair, Glass Repair and Replacement service FMG Repair Services boasts one of the broadest range of repair solutions and services in the industry today.


GTG Training

GTG Training has over 50 years' experience delivering high quality training in the UK and has been named Learning Provider of the Year at the Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Awards.

At our leading-edge training centres in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Wolverhampton, our facilities feature the latest technology and equipment, and we deliver apprenticeship courses approved by the SQA, IMI and City and Guilds.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

An Excellent Attitude and Desire to Learn. Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Thirst for knowledge, Motivated.

Things to consider

We are looking for individuals who are willing to develop their personal skills in an automotive environment. You should demonstrate a thirst for knowledge, reliability, integrity, and dedication to the role. This is an important role in an accident repair centre, which requires theory knowledge and practical ability to complete.


You must have or expect to gain National 4 or above in English, Maths, and either a Science or a Technical subject.

It is essential that you are literate, numerate, reliable, and keen to learn.

Apprenticeship summary

  • Working week

Monday to Friday 8:30am to 5pm

Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected apprenticeship duration

36 months

  • Possible start date