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Vehicle Body Repairer

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Vehicle body repairers, also known as panel beaters or body repair technicians, cover all aspects of mending and replacing of accident damaged vehicles including chassis alignment techniques and replacing body panels.

The Work

You could be:

You may specialise:

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). Apprentices may earn between £7,000 to £13,000 a year.

A qualified vehicle body repairer may earn around £19,000 a year. You can increase this by overtime and bonuses. More experienced motor professionals may earn up to £35,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

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
1484
3.6 %
RISE
2023
1537
  United Kingdom
2018
22877
2 %
RISE
2023
23330

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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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