Nationwide Accident Repair Services plc Location:
Benefits: This job includes:
22 days holiday plus Bank Holidays,
Salary sacrifice schemes including childcare vouchers
Workplace Pension and Life Assurance
Employee Assistance Programme.
IMI (ATA) Accreditation Support, through our Nationwide Academy
Mobile Phone Discount Scheme and My Nationwide Car Scheme
My Nationwide Rewards, which includes discounts at Major supermarkets, High Street retailers, Travel & much more! Average saving is around £500 per year
Are you a Paint Sprayer looking for a new opportunity in a busy city centre body shop?
Nationwide aims to be the employer of choice within the accident repair industry. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and nurturing the very best candidates for every job, recognising and rewarding your achievements and supporting your personal development.
Achieving this goal will help us maintain our position as the one of Europes leading accident repair networks. It will also enable us to set the standard by which all other accident repair centres are measured.
Nationwide is one of Europes largest accident repair networks with 120+ bodyshops, mobile repair, glazing and accident management services. Since our inception, we have set the industry benchmark in accident repair and we continue to provide services to the worlds most recognised car manufacturers and dealerships from all over the world using our tried and tested award-winning approach.
We have doubled in size in the last 2 years and with future expansion on the horizon it has never been a better time to join the team.
The job of a Paint Technician
As part of a team of Technicians you will prepare, spray and finish vehicles, ensuring correctness of colour match and final finish to an extremely high standard, this includes preparing vehicles fully before painting: masking, sanding and other necessary preparation work. The Paint Technician job also includes ensuring that equipment used is operated in accordance with defined safety requirements
You will report into the General Manager, Paul, who has been at Nationwide for a year after joining us from one of our competitors in Australia. He is passionate about Customers and his Team and is absolutely determined to make his bodyshop the best in group. Its an amazing team!
What you will be doing
Our Bodyshop is fast paced and exciting with lots of opportunity to make an incredible difference and apply your expertise and skill. In the job of Paint Technician you will be painting many different marques of vehicle. This means performing preparation and paint to an extremely high standard. It is also important for you as a Paint Technician to fully understand different paint techniques so you are fully up-to-date.
Another very important aspect of the job is teamwork as you will be working with other colleagues in the bodyshop as well as across other functional areas.
So what about career progression?
Well the world is your oyster at Nationwide. As long as you have the right attitude and do a great job, Nationwide will invest in your learning, development and job progression. The obvious choice for you would be to progress to be a Workshop Controller however there are many more jobs in Nationwide that you might be interested in and we will invest in you to help you reach your goals.
Take Daryl Head, a Paint Technician in Swindon. Daryls journey began back in 2012 when he started his apprenticeship in paint just days after he left school. Since then he has gone on to compete in the National Skill Competition and be named Nationwide Apprentice of the Year.
Since completing his apprenticeship in 2015, Daryl was scouted to join Team UK during a Skill Auto competition, and after several rounds of competition, he was named as the UK representative in his discipline at WorldSkills 2017 in Abu Dhabi.
This is what Daryl has had to say I have always wanted to work in the vehicle repair industry, tinkering with cars with my Dad who was self-employed within the trade from a young age. I knew that university wasn´t for me and that securing an apprenticeship would be a better option. There are so many opportunities within the industry, and so many areas to specialise in.
My Journey to World Skills has been a tremendous experience for me so far and I would not have been able to achieve this without the support of Nationwide.
Come and join us, its awesome. Nationwide are absolutely committed to making sure you have a great place to work and are excited and engaged in what you are doing. Nationwide will support and reward all of your achievements.
What we think good looks like
As a Paint Technician we would like you to have an interest and passion in what we do. With professionalism appearance we would also appreciate it if you had your own stocked toolbox, excellent job knowledge and be highly motivated. Naturally, due to the nature of the job you will need to have a full UK/EU Driving Licence and the relevant qualifications for the job (ATA, NVQ Level 3, or City and Guilds as well as experience in the accident repair environment). We will help and support you with the rest
What happens next?
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Once you have applied for the job, we will initially consider your skills and experience based on your CV and application. If you match the job, we will be in touch with you to advise you of the next stage in the process.
Nationwide is an equal opportunities employer and positively welcomes all applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.
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