01254 919000

[email protected]

Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

Trainee Body Shop Technician

Are you looking for a change of career and a new challenge? Do you have a keen interest in the automotive trade? If so, this could the opportunity for you!

Hippo Motor Group is recruiting for a trainee body shop technician to join an expanding team. Around 800 vehicles a month pass through our busy body shop, while our team ensure they are all in excellent condition ready for our customers.

We have a multi-million-pound prep centre including a state-of-the-art body shop with the first impressive fix line system in the UK.

The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to learn alongside qualified painters and to develop skills in a specialised trade.

The role has different shifts available which are 6.30am-3.00pm or 3.00pm-12.00am four days a week. The shifts may involve a Saturday.

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Body Shop
Competitive DOE
Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference

You will gain knowledge and experience of:

  • Paint preparation
  • Paint mixing
  • Priming
  • Painting and colour matching
  • Masking
  • Polishing

Duties also include:

  • Assist with keeping the body shop 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.