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Vehicle body builders and repairers

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£16,120 pile of coins

Age 35

£29,640 pile of coins

Age 50

£32,760 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £23,400

What does this career do?

Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

Typical tasks

  • diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions
  • selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body
  • repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs
  • hammers out dents in bodywork, fills in small depressions or corroded areas in solder, plastic or other filler compound and replaces body panels using hand and power tools
  • installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops
  • positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Apprenticeships at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 are also available and take between three to four years to complete. Off- and on-the-job training is provided. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2017)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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