Panel Beater

Job Type Maintenance and Facilities
Location Bracknell Campus
Partnership Level 9
Closing Date 27/02/2022
Vacancy Type Permanent
Salary £30,600.00 - £41,500.00
Salary Frequency Annual
Hours of Work Shift Rotation: Monday-Friday 08:00-16:30


The Salary for this role is up to £41 500, plus potential overtime

The shift pattern is Monday - Friday 08:00 - 16:30, 37.5 Hours a Week

Our Vehicle Technicians play a vital role in keeping our fleet of vehicles maintained and on the road, meaning our stock is in the right place at the right time for our customers. 

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, self motivated Panel beater who enjoys working with a team alongside like minded individuals. 

Why join us?

Being a Partner in the business makes you more than an employee, you’re a co-owner, giving you the opportunity to influence the way we work for the better. All of us have shared values and common goals and we work as a team to achieve these. 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. 

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 john Lewis & Partners 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

What you’ll be doing:

  • Supporting the John Lewis Partnership Commercial Vehicle Fleet (van, truck and trailer) in line with Central Transport maintenance strategy

  • Repairing and maintaining Waitrose fleet vehicles in line with manufacturers specifications

  • Working within a growing team assisting the Panel and Paintshop

  • Repairing, metal, plastics and fibreglass

  • Helping with the development of apprentice technicians

What you'll have:

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

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

  • A knowledge of commercial vehicle legislation and road-worthiness


What else could you bring?

  • Class 1 or 2 driving licence

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

  • Good interpersonal and IT skills

Additional Information

Please consider the following when making your application:

  • We occasionally close vacancies early in the event we receive a high volume of applications. Therefore, we recommend you apply early

  • This role is subject to the following pre-employment screening: 3 year reference check & Driver licence

  • Print off the job description now if you require it

  • Ensure you have an up-to-date CV       

Duties and Responsibilities

Role Internally Known as: Vehicle Body Repair Technician
Joining our team at Bracknell you will help support the John Lewis and Waitrose fleet through vehicle accident repairs, routine maintenance and modification. This is an exciting opportunity for a highly skilled, self motivated Panel beater who enjoys working with a team alongside like minded individuals.

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 - We have a number of different ways to work flexibly so, at your interview, feel free to talk about what flexibility means to you. There are no guarantees, however, it may open the door to not only a new role but a new way of working.


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