Trainee Vehicle Prepper

Location: Cold Meece

    Salary - £8.72 + team related bonus based on KPIs and Efficiencies

Full-time Trainee Vehicle Prepper

Cold Meece, Staffordshire


Full-time, permanent 50 hours Monday-Friday 07.00-17.30

Are you looking to build a career in the Automotive Industry? Looking for a trainee programme with Hands-on experience in a bodyshop? Do you have a passion for cars and the automotive industry?

If the answer to the above is YES then we want to hear from YOU!

If successful, you will be joining us in our state-of-the-art vehicle refurbishment centre in {Location}. This will be a permanent position polishing vehicles, with the opportunity to progress into different departments as you grow and develop with Smart Fleet Solutions.

Whilst working in our specialised vehicle preparation area, you will play a key role preparing vehicles to achieve a ‘right first time’ finish, meeting daily targets set within our refurbishment depart.  With additional support from the team and our in-house technical trainer, the Vehicle Prepper role will involve:  

  • Sanding down panels  
  • Masking panels ready for paint  
  • Using filler to repair damaged body panels  
  • Priming panels ready for paint
  • Ensure there are no defects on work produced  
  • Adhere to all requirements for hazardous or non-hazardous waste disposal 
  • Maintain a clean and organised work environment

The hours of work for the role are Monday-Friday 07.00-17.30 (50 hours a week)


Successful applicants will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Driven (excuse the pun)
  • Motivated to learn
  • Passionate about cars and vehicles
  • Able to use tablets and hand-held software
  • Flexible towards working hours and overtime
  • Keen eye for detail and quality
  • Willingness to embrace product and customer training when required
  • Excellent communication skills with a mature and professional approach
  • Ready for hard work and a rewarding career
  • Motivated to learn new things daily


This is an opportunity that will develop you into a skilled Vehicle Prepper.

Up for the challenge? you need to be....

Your Development

  • You will start with us as a Trainee Refurbishment Technician working in our Vehicle Prepping department
  • We will continue to invest in your development to up skill over time with us and provide opportunities for progression working in partnership with our Group Technical Trainer, site mentors and Managers

Your hourly pay will increase as you improve and become more productive; your hourly rate will start at £8:72 an hour


About us: 

Smart Fleet Solutions are market leaders in Vehicle refurbishment working with some of the largest fleets and vehicle manufacturers in the world. Our highly trained teams are experts in all aspects of the technical services process, including collection and vehicle appraisal, refurbishment, storage, loose-item management and vehicle imagery. With 5 sites across the UK and our constant investment in new technology, not only do we stay at the forefront of the refurbishment industry, we are continually growing.  

Join our growing Family at one of our refurbishment centres and benefit from the following:

  • Company Pension Scheme
  • 30 days annual leave (inclusive of Bank Holidays)
  • Benefits and reward scheme – discounts from 100s of top retailers (reloadable discount card, instant vouchers, cash back)
  • Progression opportunities
  • Achievable team related bonus
  • Progressive salary

Application process

  • Find the role you are looking for and complete the application form
  • Once completed this will be sent to our in-house recruitment team for review
  • The team will be in touch to follow up your application


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