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Tyre or Exhaust Fitter

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A tyre or exhaust fitter removes and replaces worn or damaged tyres or exhausts.

The Work

You could be:

In larger companies, you may be able to specialise in a particular make of vehicle.

You may specialise in a particular type of vehicle:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries may be based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £3.70 an hour (April 2018). Trainee tyre or exhaust fitters can earn between £7,000 and £9,000 a year.

Newly qualified tyre or exhaust fitters may earn around £13,000 to £16,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £17,000 and £23,500 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

You could work for a specialist tyre and exhaust fitting company, a general garage or for a road haulage, bus or coach company. Jobs are advertised online on websites such as Universal Jobmatch, and through Jobcentre Plus offices.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
1114
3 %
RISE
2023
1147
  United Kingdom
2018
14441
2.2 %
RISE
2023
14760

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Autocity
Tel: 01992 511521
E-mail: careers@theimi.org.uk
Website: http://www.autocity.org.uk
Website (2): http://www.autocity.org.uk/world-of-work
Twitter: @IMICareers

GTG Training Ltd
Tel: 0131 333 6833 (Edin)
Tel (2): 0141 950 5600 (Gla)
Website: http://www.gtg.co.uk
Twitter: @GTG_Training
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GTGTraining

GTG Training Ltd provides a wide range of training programmes for the motor industry.

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) (Scotland)
Tel: 01992 511521
E-mail: qualsdevelopment@theimi.org.uk
Website: http://www.theimi.org.uk/local/imi-scotland
Website (2): http://www.autocity.org.uk/
Twitter: @The_IMI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theimipage/

The Institute of the Motor Industry is sector skills council for the automotive retail industry. Autocity is their careers portal with 150 job profiles and videos.

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Garage Services

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Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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