Panel Beater

Job Type Maintenance and Facilities
Location Bracknell - Central Transport Workshop
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 30/03/2023
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £31,500.00 - £42,700.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work 08:00 - 16:30 Monday to Friday with 2 x 30min breaks


We want all of our Partners to have a good work-life balance and we support flexible working. This might mean flexible or compressed hours, job sharing or shorter hour contracts, where it is possible to do so. Please discuss this further with the hiring manager during your interview.


Our Purpose

Working in Partnership for a happier world – our shared Purpose that guides us in everything we do and inspires 3 important principles; happier people, happier business, happier world. The John Lewis Partnership is a truly unique business, one that seeks to make a positive difference to the lives of everyone.

The salary offered for this role is up to £42 700. Working Hours- Monday-Friday 08:00-16:30.

Why join us?

Our Team is growing and you’ll be working with many experienced Partners. Our current technicians will ensure you have all the tools you need to succeed and excel in your role, giving you the opportunities to develop your knowledge and progress your career. You’ll also be around to help support the development of our apprentices within the workshop too. Allowing you to share your own knowledge and experience for the growth of the team.  

Working in our Bracknell workshop is a fun and supportive environment. As a co-owned business, all of our Partners work together to ensure all goals are achieved and that everyone in the team is a part of that success.  

Join us today and not only will you be joining a unique business, you’ll also enjoy a vast range of benefits and a healthy work-life balance: 


After completion of Earning Membership you’ll be entitled to;

  • 20% Discount at Waitrose & Partners on majority of goods

  • 25% Discount at John Lewis & Partners on majority of goods (12% Discount at on electrical & white goods)

  • Defined contribution pension scheme and Life Assurance (4x annual salary)

  • 22 days paid holiday per year, increasing to 25 after 5-years service

Work-Life balance

  • Discounted holidays at our exclusive Partnerships hotels

  • VIP suites with discounted tickets at the O2 arena

  • Generous discounts at numerous restaurants and bars

  • Exclusive days out for Partners and their families (Legoland/Thorpe Park)

Essential Experience/Qualifications you will need:

  • City and Guilds 1,2,3 Vehicle Body Repair or  NVQ/QVS equivalent qualification

  • Full UK driving licence

  • A proven background in transport commercial vehicle repairs, 

  • A proven background in all aspects of panel beating, filling, fibreglassing, pin pulling, steel and aluminium MIG welding

  • A knowledge of commercial vehicle legislation and road-worthiness

Other Experience/Qualifications you could bring:

  • Class 1 or 2 driving licence

  • Experience in vinyl application, Tail lift repairs, Roller shutter repair and replacement

  • Good interpersonal and IT skills

  • LGV (Large Goods Vehicle) C+E driving licence



Duties and Responsibilities

What's the role about?

Based at our site in Bracknell, our Technician team ensures our fleet of Partnership Vehicles remain well maintained and road-worthy.
As a Panel Beater within the team, you’ll be working on a wide variety of vehicles from our 3.5 Tonne Delivery Vans right through to LGVs. It will be your job to repair any damage to the metal, plastic or fibreglass areas as well as carrying out routine maintenance and modifications inline with the manufacturers specifications.

We positively celebrate Diversity & Inclusion in the John Lewis Partnership. Our aim is to become the UK’s most inclusive business - for our Partners and for our customers, reflecting and connecting with the diverse communities that we serve. We want people from all walks of life to feel valued for their individuality, thrive in our business and share a sense of belonging. To find out more about D&I in the John Lewis Partnership visit this site -

Attachment: Vehicle Body Repair Technician JD.pdf 


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