Vehicle Body Builders and Repairers

Vehicle body builders and repairers construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.


New workers
£ 18,902
£ 30,627
£ 47,182

Available jobs

In the past year there were 20,160 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • 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.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Painting

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Automotive Industry

  • Paint Sprayers

  • Spiritual Care

  • Business Requirements

  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding

  • Refinishing

  • Plastic Welding

  • Vehicle Parts

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Communication

  • Mathematics

  • Customer Service

  • Organizational Skills

  • Problem Solving

  • Teamwork

  • Self-Motivation

  • Research

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.