27 March 2024

Paint - Prepper

The Company

The Caterham Seven is the very definition of an iconic British Sports Car.  Since 1973, Caterham has become one of the UK’s leading niche sports car manufacturers and today builds well over 500 cars per annum to markets all over the world.  More recently the Company was acquired by VT Holdings, a £1.5billion+ turnover automotive business with over 4000 employees worldwide and quoted on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.


Over the decades, Caterham has continued to refine and enhance the design of the Seven whilst always respecting the brilliance of Colin Chapman’s original design. From the fun 84bhp Seven 170, to the outrageous 310bhp Seven 620; the common element across our product range is unparalleled fun from the driving experience.


With the occupation of a new factory scheduled for mid-March 2024 and new EV models in the pipeline, this is an exciting time to join one of the most well-loved niche car brands in the world.


The Role

Working as part of a very experienced paint team and at our brand new state-of-the-art facility, you will be responsible for and support with post-paint processes. This will be mostly polishing, ensuring that the released product is ready for the assembly team. Caterham Cars has exceptionally high standards, and this is very evident in the quality of the painted finish we target ourselves with. This role reports to the Paintshop supervisor or Team leader, who will guide and support you on a very exciting journey with lots of potential for further development/progress. 


  Key Objectives, Duties & Responsibilities


·         Post paint duties i.e polishing to exceptional standards

·         Quality checks ensuring released product is to company standards

·         Work to set times and targets

·         Upkeep of working area, equipment and tools

·         Adopt and follow the company’s health and safety procedures

·         Follow companies 5S guidelines



Key Skills & Experience

·         Previous Paintshop experience, especially in polishing 

·         Able to follow and adhere to processes

·         Good communication skills 

·         Working as part of a team and individually

·         A great eye for detail, with high standards of workmanship 

·         Embrace change and modernisation

·         Understand and work towards the company’s cultural ethos

·         Must have valid U.K drivers licence 


Key Relationships

Based at Caterham’s manufacturing facility in Dartford, Kent; the position will be a key member of a busy Paintshop department and reporting to the Paintshop supervisor and Team leader.


Competitive starting salary (subject to experience and skill level), starting 22 days annual leave (rising to a maximum of 27 days).


Working hours

40 hours per week, spread over 4 ½ days (finish at 1pm on Fridays), with flexible start/finish times. Regular overtime is available at 1.5 x hourly rate.


After a probationary period, there will be a range of benefits such as eligibility to join the Company Pension Scheme, staff purchase discounts and death in service life cover.


If you wish to apply for this role, please do so by emailing Caterham HR Careers at:

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