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.


New workers
£ 15,608
£ 26,527
£ 37,238

Available jobs

In the past year there were 20,946 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

  • Paint Sprayers

  • Housekeeping

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Chassis

  • Welding

  • Metal Inert Gas (MIG) Welding

  • Hand Tools

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Product Knowledge

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.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Detail Oriented

  • English Language

  • Self-Motivation

  • Mathematics

  • Problem Solving

  • Strong Work Ethic

  • Teamwork

  • Management

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.