Location: Dubbo + Mudgee, NSW

We’re looking for two ambitious and committed apprentice spray painters (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 Spray Painting Apprenticeship, you will learn how to prep panels for painting, colour match paints by eye or using computer technology, mix paints, use modern spray painting equipment and spray processes, understand the blends and multi-layered formulations in modern paints, create special effects with paint and finishes, mask glass and other areas before paint application, clean a vehicle to be painted, apply coats of primer, clean and maintain spray equipment, as well as buff and polish vehicle painted surfaces.

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.


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 and basic math concepts.
  • Have the desire to learn and contribute to continuous improvement.
  • Display great attention to detail.
  • Have a valid NSW Drivers Licence.
  • Are an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident.



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.


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.


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.

online application form