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Vehicle Body Repairer

Vehicle body repairer cutting away a rusted section of a car's wheel arch

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). The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £6.40 an hour (1 April 2024). Apprentices may earn between £7,400 to £13,000 a year.

A qualified vehicle body repairer may earn around £20,000 a year. You can increase this by overtime and bonuses. More experienced motor professionals can earn up to around £40,000 a year.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
1213
2.1 %
RISE
2029
1239
  United Kingdom
2024
20467
4.4 %
RISE
2029
21366

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

Training

Getting On

More Information

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Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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