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Apprentice Paint Sprayer

Do you have a keen interest in the Automotive Trade? If so, this could the apprenticeship for you! Hippo Motor Group are recruiting for an apprentice Bodyshop technician to join a busy and expanding body shop team. Around 450 cars a month pass through our busy body shop whilst our team of 10 ensure they are all in excellent condition ready for our customers. We have just opened our brand-new Prep Centre including a state of the body shop.  Due to our success we are constantly developing which provides excellent career development opportunities for our staff. For the chance to work for a successful family run business with an enviable reputation please see details below.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to learn alongside qualified painters

The role requires 40 hours per week, from 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Monday to Friday, plus you will be expected to work alternate Saturdays between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 12.00 p.m. This will be paid as over time.

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Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Complete this apprenticeship with Hippo and gain knowledge of:
    • Filler Repairs
    • Paint Preparation
    • Paint mixing
    • Priming
    • Painting and Colour Matching.
  • Within this apprenticeship you will become proficient in the initial preparation of modern-day vehicles, including the following:
    • Bumper texture coat
    • Preparing external panels for paint including body filler & stopper
    • Priming, topcoat and lacquer application
    • Final flatting and polishing to a high standard (90% of a quality finished paint repair is in the preparation and finishing off)
  • Assist with keeping the Bodyshop clean and tidy at all times
  • Assist the body shop technicians in their day to day roles

*Responsibilities could change or just include SOME of the above

  • Exceptional standards of work quality
  • Concentration
  • Must be willing to learn and to listen to instructions
  • Determined and hardworking
  • The opportunity to work in the UK’s first state of the art Bodyshop complete with the full Symach Fixline equipment
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Rapid company expansion providing excellent development and career opportunities
  • Access to Perk Box – Cinema, Gym discounts, Free mobile phone insurance and many more
  • Great Staff rates on Car Finance
  • Friendly and supportive Work Colleagues and Management
  • Regular staff socials
  • Birthday off after 2 years plus 2% pay rise and £100 Meal voucher
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Complimentary office treats
  • Access to our Fantastic VIP box at the MEN arena

Hippo Motor Group sell on average 450 vehicles to our customers every month*, supplying a wide vehicle range from small city cars right through to high end luxury cars. We specialise in offering tailor made finance options to suit customer needs. Continual business growth provides opportunities for our employees to develop and exceed within each role. At Hippo we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service which means our loyal customer base return to us year on year.

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below.  Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

Applying for the Job

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at [email protected], or use the form below. Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.