Vehicle body builder or repairer

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

Tasks

  • Positions, secures and repairs external fittings including windows, doors, door handles, catches and roof attachments.
  • Installs and repairs interior fittings including seats, seatbelts and fascia in cars, sinks and special features in caravans and mobile shops.
  • 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.
  • Repairs damage to chassis and engine mountings using hydraulic rams, jacks and jigs.
  • Selects, cuts, shapes and assembles materials to form parts of vehicle underframe, framework and body.
  • Diagnoses job requirements or ascertains work specifications from drawings or instructions.

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 15% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£26,790

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for vehicle body builder or repairer is £26,790

665 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 665. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for vehicle body builder or repairer roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £26,790 per year. That is about £2,233 per month or £13.74 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,429, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £38,043

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 665 people are employed in the region.

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