ABOUT THE ROLE
Location: Mudgee & Dubbo, NSW
We’re looking for two ambitious and committed apprentice panel beaters (one for our Dubbo workshop and one for our Mudgee workshop) who are searching for an opportunity to gain technical skills and pave a concrete career in smash repairs.
As part of your Leven Smash Repairs Panel Beating Apprenticeship, you will learn how to assess vehicle damage and determine how it can be effectively and efficiently repaired. Since all cars must be repaired to a manufacturer’s specifications, you will gain a large skill set and master repairing damaged panels, operating mechanical and hydraulic equipment, welding, sanding and filing surfaces, re-fitting techniques as well as smash repair software. There will also be an element of electrical and mechanical repair education.
With state-of-the-art facilities and over 100 combined years of experience to learn from, you’ll get to work with the latest smash repairs technologies, making sure you’re at the top of your game when you become fully qualified on a national level. No prior industry experience is required, however, an interest in automotives and a true passion for high quality workmanship is a must. Through mentorship and 1:1 training and coaching, you’ll be encouraged to ask questions, offer informed opinions as well as map out your career trajectory.
At Leven Smash Repairs, we hire on our company values. This means we will be spending time in the application phase to really see if you can demonstrate committed and hungry behaviour, willingness to change, respect for yourself and others, and the ability to be humble when necessary.
ABOUT LEVEN SMASH REPAIRS
We are proud to be the go-to vehicle repair company in the Central West NSW Region. With an excellent reputation and large customer base, working at Leven Smash Repairs means being part of a highly skilled and adaptable team that is celebrated for driving innovation in smash repair excellence. As a family-owned business, we pride ourselves on maintaining a respectful, diverse and fair workplace, which means everyone has a right to be heard, valued and celebrated.
Before you apply, make sure you:
- Have previous work experience. (This doesn’t need to be in the smash repair industry.)
- Exude a sense of responsibility to be self-reliant.
- Have a strong work ethic and clear picture of what you want to achieve in life.
- Have the ability to communicate effectively.
- Possess knowledge of computers.
- Have the desire to learn and contribute to continuous improvement.
- Display great attention to detail.
- Have a valid NSW Driver’s Licence.
- Are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.
PATHS TO AN LSR PANEL BEATING APPRENTICESHIP
FULL TIME APPRENTICESHIP/ TRAINEESHIP
This would require the student to leave school and enter into a Training Contract arrangement with Leven Smash Repair. The apprentice/ trainee* would be required to complete formal training (TAFE) as well as work on a full time basis.
*Traineeships can be part time.
SCHOOL BASED TRAINEESHIP (SBAT)
Through the SBAT pathway, the student attends the workplace on average one day per week (paid) while attending school to complete Years 11 and 12. The student will also need to complete formal training, usually at Cert II level.
This pathway is attractive for students that may be undertaking an Automotive related VET subject during Years 11 and 12. Students are required to complete 70 hours of unpaid work placement over the two years.
AFTER SCHOOL PART TIME EMPLOYMENT
If a student is interested in taking on a part time job, this may be a way for you to trial if an apprenticeship with LSR is right for you.
If you believe you meet the above criteria and are determined to commence an apprenticeship with Leven Smash Repairs in Dubbo or Mudgee, you can apply via the online form below or call our HR office on 0428 269 528 to receive additional information.