Assemblers (Vehicles and Metal Goods)

Assemblers (vehicles and metal goods) undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.


New workers

New workers start around £18,460. Normal pay is £32,237 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £48,994.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 36,827 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

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

What they do most days?

  • Inspects finished article for faults, monitors assembly machine operation and reports any faults.

  • Rejects faulty assembly components.

  • Assembles prepared components in sequence by soldering, bolting, fastening, spot-welding, screwing and hammering using power and hand tools or assembly machine.

  • Follows instructions and drawings and positions components on work bench or in assembly machine.

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.

  • Mechanical Assembly

  • Hand Tools

  • Engineering Drawings

  • Electromechanics

  • Soldering

  • Electrical Wiring

  • Power Tool Operation

  • Technical Drawing

  • Machinery

  • Electromechanical Assembly

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

  • Communication

  • Problem Solving

  • Operations

  • Willingness To Learn

  • Teamwork

  • English Language

  • Troubleshooting (Problem Solving)

  • Computer Literacy

  • Mechanical Aptitude

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.