Bodyshop roles at Dick Lovett


Paint Technician, MET Technician, Panel Beater

Jobs in crash repair and cosmetic automotive services.

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A team that builds dreams

Our Manufacturer Approved Bodyshops in Bristol and Swindon provide an essential service not only to our customers, but also to all of our dealerships.

Our Bodyshops take care of all body repairs, from minor scratches and dings to major accident repairs for BMW, MINI, Ferrari, Aston Martin and Porsche.

Using sophisticated repair equipment at our state-of-the-art facilities, our highly skilled Bodyshop Teams restore cars to their former glory, ensuring our customers are wowed by the end result. 

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Key responsibilities

The activities we carry out at the Bodyshop include:

  • Spraying of vehicles, both complete and panel work 
  • Filler work 
  • Masking, priming and topcoat 
  • Lacquering, polishing and finishing 
  • Removal and refitting of vehicle components 
  • Mechanical repairs 
  • Wheel alignment 
  • Dismantle and rebuild vehicles in preparation for other operations in the repair process 
  • Carry out jig work and structural repairs 
  • Identify any additional faults or damage 
Careers | Chris Valentine | Bodyshop
I have a fantastic team around me, the knowledge, skill, drive and love for being here makes my working days so much better!

Chris Valentine

Bodyshop Manager

What we expect from our team members

Working in a Bodyshop is a challenging and rewarding career that requires a variety of skills. The values we look for in our Bodyshop team members are:

  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving skills
  • Confidence
  • Technically minded
  • Attention to detail
  • Empathy for the customer

Career path's and progression

There are a variety of different roles in our Bodyshops, working both front-of-house and behind the scenes. To apply to work at the Bodyshop as a Technician, you must have an NVQ Level 3 Qualification in a related field to the role you are applying for. We look for candidates who want to get things right for the customer the first time and can work well in a team.

We offer Apprenticeships in Paint Spraying, Panel Beating, and MET Repairs, which are a great way to start your career with the Bodyshop.

Apprenticeships last two years, in which you would work on-site at one of our Bodyshop facilities, and attend college on block release. At the end of your Apprenticeship, you will have an NVQ Level 3 Qualification in your chosen field.

Join the Dick Lovett Bodyshop Team

Bodyshops are the heart of the automotive repair industry, providing essential services to restore vehicles to their former glory after accidents, weather damage, and general wear and tear. The Bodyshops at Dick Lovett have a fantastic Apprenticeship scheme which allows you to specialise in one of the exciting Bodyshop disciplines and become a qualified Bodyshop Technician. 

If you like what you have read and want to apply for one of our Bodyshop positions, you can view all of the relevant job vacancies we have available above. If there are no positions available at the current time, we recommend signing up to our Job Alerts service. Signing up means you’ll receive notifications when a vacancy becomes available, ensuring you stay informed and don't miss out on potential opportunities to join our team.

The team in action