panel beater

How our panel beaters repair your car

Car Accident Blues? Say Goodbye to clunky excuses and Hello to flawless repairs with our panel beating experts.

Have you been rear-ended or had an unfortunate run-in with a pole? It happens to us all. Our team of expert panel beaters are here to help. With over 100 years of combined experience, we guarantee to restore your vehicle to its former glory. From cars to trucks and even motorcycles, we’ve got you covered.

But what exactly is panel beating?

It’s the art of fixing damaged metal body parts on your vehicle, caused by collisions or impacts. Our panel beaters use specialised tools and machinery to reshape and mould the metal back to its original form. Our ultimate goal is to make sure your car looks and functions like it’s brand new.

Now, let’s dive into the nitty-gritty of panel beating. It’s a job that requires top-notch skills and precision, such as manual dexterity and a keen eye for detail. To get the job done right, you need to be familiar with metalworking and the tools of the trade. The Leven Smash Repairs panel beaters use the latest technological advancements in our repairs. By investing in the equipment to repair your vehicle, we’re able to stay the most efficient and effective repairer.

But that’s not all. All our panel beaters have a solid understanding of vehicle construction, including the materials and techniques used in the body building process. This knowledge is key to making precise decisions during repairs. And let’s not forget about the importance of attention to detail – every step of your repair is carried out with care and precision.

So, the next time you’re in a sticky situation, remember that our panel beating experts have got your back. Contact us today to bring your ride back to life!

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Panel Beating Apprenticeships | 10 Reasons Why You Should Opt For Regional NSW

Apprenticeships in panel beating can offer you entry into the smash repair industry and lead to both gratifying career progression and personal satisfaction. 

However, not all apprenticeships are created equal. Many urban businesses simply don’t have the capacity to invest in training managers who can give apprentices the time they need to answer the questions that may arise on the job, nor properly show them superior techniques of the trade. Workshops in city settings are extremely busy and more often than not, an apprentice can feel like a hindrance on the workshop floor rather than a pupil ready to learn.

At Leven Smash Repairs Mudgee and Dubbo, we know this is not beneficial to the apprentice nor the future of smash repairs. Living and operating in a regional area has allowed us to invest heavily in our management team and leadership development due to the fact that our operation costs are much lower. It has also enabled us to build state-of-the-art workshops that cater to the needs and wants of our tradesmen. As a business founded by someone who started out as a panel beating apprentice, we know exactly what’s needed to truly excel in the role, which is why we are so grateful to live in a region that provides the support structure needed to thrive both personally and professionally. 

With workshops in Dubbo and Mudgee, we’ve been delighted to see a surge in business as the mining, construction, agriculture and tourism industries continue to grow exponentially. Families are flocking to regional areas because of better work-life balance (no commutes!), higher wages, lower housing costs and socially conscious councils.

Wondering if a regional panel beating apprenticeship is right for you? Here are just some of the benefits of working at Leven Smash Repairs:

  1. More resources to provide 1 : 1 training and coaching
  2. Both personal and professional mentorship
  3. Lower cost of living
  4. Higher wages
  5. Better work-life balance 
  6. Access to state-of-the-art facilities and technologies
  7. Scope for growth
  8. Close proximity to major cities
  9. Reliable and affordable ground and air transportation
  10. Councils that invest heavily in the region, tourism and cater to growing families

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. The best part? We hire on our company values, which means you don’t always need to have any prior industry experience. Simply a passion for automotive, a desire to learn, the ability to adapt, compassion for others and a hungry and committed attitude.

Paths to an LSR Panel Beating or Spray Painting Apprenticeship:

Full Time Apprenticeship/ Traineeship

This would require the student to leave school and enter into a Training Contract arrangement with Leven Smash Repairs. 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 1 day per week (paid) whist attending school to complete Years 11 and 12. The student will also need to complete formal training, usually at Cert II level.

Work Placement

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.

While these are four ways to begin an apprenticeship at Leven Smash Repairs, you may have your own personal circumstances that need to be taken into account. Please feel free to contact us to discuss the best way for you to determine if LSR is the right place for you.

Interested in starting an apprenticeship in Automotive Panel Beating in NSW? Find out more and apply today!