Schaefer Autobody Apprenticeship Program

Get a career head start in the automotive industry with free on-the-job-training at Schaefer Autobody Centers. Automotive technicians are in demand nationwide, and we produce the best auto body technicians in the automotive industry. Exceptional hands-on automotive training leads to a very rewarding career with Schaefer Autobody Centers.

Are you ready for a rewarding career with excellent flexibility, access to the latest technology and a job where you’re in control of your earnings?

Schaefer Autobody Apprenticeships at a Glance


Earning Potential in Experienced Roles


Months to Graduate, then Start Your Career

Day 1

Begin Accruing PTO (Paid Time Off)


Health Plan; $0 Co-pays & $0 Deductible


Name Brand Tools Provided to You

Start on the Road to Your Future with Schaefer Autobody

Schaefer Autobody wants to invest in you. We are seeking driven, career-focused individuals for the collision repair trades. The Schaefer Autobody Apprenticeship Program was created from the ground up to produce the next generation of collision technicians.

Work on the newest vehicle models, including EVs like Tesla Model Y and Mustang Mach-E. In fact, Schaefer Autobody Centers is one of just a few Tesla-certified auto body shops in the St. Louis Metro Area.
Gain access to the latest tools. We know this industry advances quickly, so we equip our technicians with the latest technology and best tools. As an apprentice, you’ll be given more than $5,000 of name brand tools and a toolbox that are yours to keep upon graduating.
Mentorship from a seasoned pro. Every apprentice is paired with a journeyman technician who wants you to succeed. As you progress through the Apprenticeship Program, the journeyman will review your work and provide feedback. When you succeed, we succeed.

Do all this and more in 24 months as you train for a productive career as a collision technician at Schaefer Autobody.

Apprentices who enter the Schaefer Autobody Apprenticeship Program receive many of the same great perks other Schaefer Autobody team members enjoy, including:

Day-One Benefits

Day-one benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage. Plus, $0 co-pays and $0 deductible.

OEM Parts Policy

Our OEM parts policy is backed by the Gold Standard Guarantee, making it easier for you to maximize your earning potential.

Steady Work

Consistent, steady work is a pillar of all Schaefer Autobody Centers. We stay busy, so you can earn well.

Training & Certifications

We pay for your training and certifications. Schaefer Autobody always recognizes the importance of your time.

The Name “Schaefer” Makes the Difference

Blake at Maplewood shop

Setting You Up for Career-Long Success

Father/son at O'Fallon shop

It’s important you learn at a pace that lets you earn a living, yet offers you optimal flexibility. Our graduates get a head start on their peers because they are learning real-world skills, daily.

Competitive Pay

Earn competitive wages while you learn from a journeyman. Realize the potential to earn more than $100,000 per year as an experienced collision technician.

No Sweat, It’s Cool

All Schaefer Autobody Centers are air-conditioned and heated, year-round. Work comfortably for us.

Supporting Education

Schaefer Autobody works closely with the trade schools in the area. We are advocates for education, including support for all training programs.

Work/Life Balance

Team-building activities, family events and more! All the benefits of a big company with a warm family feel.

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