Reference Quantity: ST0403

Particulars of normal

Names of typical job titles:

Panel Beater, Panel Technician, Physique Repairer

The Occupation:

A Automobile Injury Panel Technician works throughout the Collision Restore workshop, demonstrating skilled working information in relation to the elimination, restore and substitute of car physique panels to automobile producer specification. The autos can embrace vehicles and light-weight business autos. A technician is ready to work independently and as a part of a workforce following an outlined course of, utilizing their expertise to accurately establish the completely different physique panel sorts and have the flexibility to make use of the proper restore instruments to hold out the work to the very best potential customary. With motorized vehicle expertise altering on a regular basis panel technicians maintain updated with essentially the most related gear and superior restore methods throughout the automotive trade. They accomplish that by adhering to the

producer’s literature and modification bulletins. The gear they use can embrace utilizing jigs, resistance welding gear, riveting and bonding instruments, in addition to new gear akin to Strengthened Plastic Carbon Fibre diagnostic ultrasound instruments. A reliable Automobile Injury Panel Technician will meet the next competency necessities. 

Professional working information & understanding of:

  • Motorcar chassis and physique alignment, e.g. underbody measurement and its affect on suspension and steering geometry
  • Automobile physique sorts, panel identification, security techniques, supplies and various gasoline
  • Use of Physique Panel Restore instruments, gear and units used within the course of e.g. alignment jigs, resistance welding gear, riveting and bonding instruments
  • Elimination and substitute of physique panels and related elements e.g. mechanically fastened elements, chemically fastened elements
  • Interpretation of technical knowledge for becoming a member of methods and substitute panels
  • High quality management course of and the implications of poor high quality
  • Information of key course of for automobile panel restore akin to Welding utilising both Tungsten, Inert Gasoline (TIG) and Metallic, Inert Gasoline (MIG) & brazing together with spot welding, riveting utilising self-piercing rivets and utilising panel adhesive bonding as specified by the producer
  • Well being & Security and compliance necessities of the bodyshop trade
  • Their direct business productiveness and effectivity affect of their position inside the entire restore course of. E.g, understanding the price of errors and the necessity for accuracy. The affect of rework on assets and popularity.


  • Capability to undertake applicable job preparation previous to commencing restore, together with security precautions, panel preparation and physique measurements.
  • Capability to establish the fabric used within the building to allow the proper becoming a member of methods and producer specs to be adhered to.
  • Capability to interpret related technical knowledge and strategies to make it possible for any joints are in keeping with automobile producer specification and the automobile/physique panels are aligned accurately.
  • Capability to establish and perceive the proper becoming a member of expertise, e.g. when to make use of resistance spot welding or mig brazing or bonding.
  • Capability to take away, restore and exchange automobile physique panels and elements of the automobile safely and effectively
  • Capability to establish and function the proper restore instruments, gear and units used within the course of, panel pulling techniques, jig and alignment instruments, spot welders, brazing instruments.
  • Capability to establish and talk supplementary harm akin to panels that have been deemed to be reparable however as soon as labored on have been discovered to be past restore together with harm that might not be established on authentic inspection.
  • Capability to detect and rectify faults inside a autos construction that’s integral to its security


  • Use all of the information and expertise developed to hold out duties in a protected and environment friendly method, complying with all enterprise working procedures and insurance policies
  • Function as an efficient workforce member and take accountability, be sincere and accountable when issues go mistaken, monitoring their very own progress and informing others if deadlines are in danger
  • Proactively discover alternatives to study in regards to the wider enterprise.
  • Dedication to customer support and assembly deadlines by being versatile with their time and willingness to have interaction on duties outdoors of their job position to make sure objectives are met
  • Take accountability for private {and professional} growth, conserving information and expertise updated with rising expertise to carry out the position successfully
  • Anticipate issues and put steps in place to keep away from them, the place issues do happen discover and handle the trigger
  • Reveal the flexibility to successfully talk


Sometimes 3 years for brand new entrants

Entry necessities:

Particular person employers will set their very own choice standards for candidates.


Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree previous to taking the end-point evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion the apprenticeships English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3 and British Signal Language {qualifications} are an alternative choice to English {qualifications} for whom that is their main language.


The apprenticeship customary is Stage 3 Commonplace

Evaluation date:

The apprenticeship customary might be reviewed after 3 years

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