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01254 919000

[email protected]

Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

Apprentice Paint Sprayer

Do you have a keen interest in the automotive trade? If so, this could the apprenticeship for you! Hippo Motor Group is recruiting for an apprentice body shop technician to join a busy and expanding team.

Around 800 cars a month pass through our doors while our team ensure they are all in excellent condition ready for our customers.

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 the details below.

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

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Body Shop
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
    • Bumper texture coat
    • Preparing external panels for paint including body filler and 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 body shop
  • 30 days annual leave (including Bank Holidays)
  • Excellent incentives
  • Access to Perk Box: Cinema, gym and shop discounts, access to a mental and physical wellbeing platform, and much more
  • Great staff rates on car finance
  • Regular staff socials
  • Birthday off after two years and a £100 meal voucher
  • Company pension scheme

Hippo Motor Group sells, on average, 800 vehicles to our customers every month, supplying a wide vehicle range from small city cars right through to high-end luxury vehicles. We specialise in offering tailor-made finance options to suit our customer’s 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.

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.