apprenticeship Program

Under the guidance and support of our trainers and technical development team you will gain the skills and exposure required to be at the top of your trade.

apprenticeships

Career goals are well within reach with our fast tracked program providing additional training hours, multiskilling and one-on-one support from our exclusive trainers and wider apprentice mentor team.

our program

With a genuine commitment to your skills development, career progression and long-term stability, the Fortress Apprenticeship Program has gained the reputation for best practice training solutions in the collision industry.

We offer:

MASTER
THE TRADE

Fortress offers paid full time and school based apprenticeships

fortress apprenticeships

Automotive Body Repair Technology
Panel Beater
Cert III Automotive Body Repair Technology

Panel beaters repair damage to vehicles, restoring the shape and structure using a variety of tools, equipment and techniques, including welding, filling and sanding.

Automotive Refinishing Technology
Spray Painter
Cert III Automotive Refinishing Technology

Spray painters carry out all aspects of preparing vehicles for paint repair including buffing, polishing and priming surfaces in addition to spray painting panels and parts.

Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology
Mechanic
Cert III Light Vehicle Mechanical Technology

Mechanics apply a broad range of skills and knowledge to detect faults, carry out diagnostics and repair and service cooling systems, fuel systems, AC, clutch assemblies, transmissions, braking systems, drive assemblies and steering systems.

School Based Apprenticeships
paid part time
School Based Apprenticeships

Commence your body repair, refinishing or light vehicle technology apprenticeship while completing school. We offer paid 1 to 2 day part time apprenticeships.

Performance Indicators

Industry leading operational, service and workplace metrics

10+
Fortress Repair Sites

Smash Repair sites at 10 trusted locations

280
Team members

Including 55 Apprentices

89%
Workplace Satisfaction

Valued, satisfied and motivated to succeed

90%
Customer Satisfaction

We value and prioritise customer relationships

Key to key

Conventional

7.8

Days

Complex

16.6

Days

Theft Recovery

35.7

Days

fortress news

FortTalk
May 10, 2024
Growing our Own - Apprentice to Training Production Manager

Saed kick starts his career, completing his Auto Body Repair trade and commencing his development journey in Production Management.

FortTalk
April 20, 2024
This is why we do what we do....

Eagle Farm goes that extra mile to repair the unrepairable due to sentimental value and a commitment to customer satisfaction

News
April 12, 2024
Four industry veterans join skills taskforce board

ACIA nomination for Board of Directors, Sarah Moynihan, voted in at their AGM

News
March 18, 2024
ACIA AGM at Collision Repair Expo

The ACIA has announced the nominations for its upcoming Board of Directors and AGM. Fortress candidate, Sarah Moynihan, has been nominated for a full term.

News
February 19, 2024
Women in Collision Awards rocked in Sydney

Fortress Group parts Manager Chelsea Donges won the Women in Collision - Parts Manager category and we couldn't be prouder!

FortTalk
February 5, 2024
FortTalk – Alex Mraz OPERATIONS MANAGER

Alex Mraz, Fortress Operations Manager, talks about his passion for the industry, growth within the company and who has influenced him along his journey.

News
December 11, 2023
This year's Women in Collision finalists announced

Thank you to everyone who nominated for this year's Women in Collision Awards.

FortTalk
November 11, 2023
Nick Scodellaro, Fortress - Slacks Creek Centre Manager, nominated as finalist for 2023 Bodyshop Awards

One of our first to complete Fortress Leadership Development Program, Nick has been recognised as a finalist for Young Achiever, what an outstanding acknowledgement!

FortTalk
November 11, 2023
Nominated for Young Achiever in the Bodyshop Awards

Saed Mohummadi is being recognised for his high level of skill in his third year of his Apprenticeship!

FortTalk
November 11, 2023
Fortress nominated as a finalist for Community Involvement and Social Responsibility

Recognised in the National Bodyshop Awards as a finalist!!!

FortTalk
September 11, 2023
Turbo Talk with Fortress' Sarah Moynihan

Sarah Moynihan, our Turbo Talk guest, is Head of People, Culture and Change at Fortress Collision Repair Services and a Director of the Board for Australian Collision Industry Alliance.

News
September 4, 2023
APG awards $10,000 of tool vouchers to female apprentices.

APG has selected 10 female apprentices who each receive a $1000 Würth tool voucher in its campaign to support women on the workshop floor.

News
June 13, 2023
Australian Collision Industry Alliance update

Fortress generously donates to the ACIA accelerator fund to get the NFP up and going

News
March 1, 2023
MSO interviews: Fortress CEO, Peter Taylor

In case you missed our multi site operator feature in the January issue of the magazine here's the chat we had with Fortress CEO Peter Taylor.

News
February 20, 2023
2023 Women in Collision awards

Our very own Angela Burns selected as a finalist in the Owner/Manager category for her longstanding contribution and expertise in the collision repair industry! Ange truly is a trailblazer and set's the standard of best of the best, Fortress is lucky to have her.

News
November 14, 2022
Fortress wins Best MSO in National Bodyshop Awards

Finalist for Best New Shop - Crestmead and Best MSO. A new comer in the MSO scene, Fortress wins the National Award for Best MSO!

News
September 12, 2022
Fortress' finalist for Best New Shop and Best MSO

Paint & Panel Bodyshop Award finalists have been announced and Fortress is a finalist in 2 categories!

News
March 14, 2022
MSO series: Fortress Joe Walsh talks "Building Something Better"

In case you missed our MSO feature in the January/February issue where we talked to all the major groups we'll be publishing their interviews individually online. This week:

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MANSFIELD
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Unit 2, 98 Wecker Road, Mansfield, QLD 4122
WISHART
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17 Secam St, Mansfield, QLD 4122
SPRINGWOOD
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10 Geonic Street, Underwood, QLD 4119
FSR STOLEN
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9-13 Titanium Street, Crestmead, QLD 4132
CRESTMEAD
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9-13 Titanium Street, Crestmead, QLD 4132
BEENLEIGH / FSR SERVICES
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5-7 Thorsborne Street, Beenleigh, QLD 4207
KOTARA
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3/7 McDougall Street, Kotara, NSW 2289
EAGLE FARM
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136 Lavarack Avenue, Eagle Farm, QLD 4009
ORMEAU
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2/21 Blanck Street, Ormeau, QLD 4208
SLACKS CREEK
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31 Cronulla Court, Slacks Creek, QLD 4127

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