Vehicle Paint Technicians
Vehicle paint technicians use spray equipment to apply paint, cellulose and other protective or decorative materials to the bodywork of motor vehicles.
- Applies masking material to protect areas not to be coated and removes any external fixtures
- Consults vehicle colour code, chooses appropriate paint or mixes paint to achieve desired consistency and colour
- Uses hand or electrostatic spray gun to coat surfaces, adjusting nozzle and pressure valves of the gun as required
- Removes masking materials and refits external fittings after completion of spraying
- Cleans and maintains spray equipment, protective clothing and spraying booth.
There are no formal academic entry requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available. Apprenticeships at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 are also available and take between three to four years to complete.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £28,000 per annum and can progress up to £35,000 per annum.
Is it in growth or decline?
There are currently 1,625 employed Vehicle Paint Technicians in the region.
Destinations of Construction Completers July 2018
57% of students went on to other FE study
11% of students went on to an Apprenticeship
3% of students went on to employment
Destinations of Engineering Completers July 2018
54% of students went on to other Further Education at York College
6% of students went on to other Higher Education
8% of students went on to employment