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Vehicle body builders and repairers

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


Median Salary

New workers start around £16,421. Normal pay is £24,160 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £34,521.

Daily 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.

Skills employers are asking for

  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Science

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