Vehicle Damage Panel Technician

Are you looking to pursue a career as a Vehicle Damage Panel Technician? At GTA Group Training Association we will be able to learn to remove, repair and replace vehicle body panels and components of the vehicle safely and efficiently, using a variety of body repair panel tools, equipment and devices.

A great start to your career

On completion of this apprenticeship you will be able to work within the collision repair workshop, demonstrating your expertise  and knowledge in removal, repair and replacement of vehicle body panels to vehicle manufacturer specification. You will use your skills to correctly identify the different body panel types and have the ability to use the correct repair tools to carry out the work to the highest possible standard.

What will you learn?

  • How to align motor vehicle chassis and body (such as underbody measurement and its impact on suspension and steering geometry)

  • Understand various vehicle body types, panel identification, safety systems, materials and alternative fuels

  • How to use body panel repair tools, equipment and devices such as alignment jigs, resistance welding equipment, riveting and bonding tools

  • How to remove and replace body panels and associated parts (such as mechanically or chemically fixed components)

  • To Interpret technical data for joining techniques and replacement panels

  • Understand and preform quality control processes and the implications of poor quality

  • Understand and preform key processes (such as welding, brazing, riveting and bonding)

  • Legislation in health and safety compliance requirements of the industry

  • Understand commercial productivity and efficiency awareness (including the cost of mistakes and the need for accuracy)