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Assembler (vehicles or metal goods)

Jobholders in this unit group undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.


  • 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.

Typical Education Level

Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 14% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data


Average annual earnings

The current average wage for assembler (vehicles or metal goods) is £27,495

1,009 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 1,009. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.


Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for assembler (vehicles or metal goods) roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £27,495 per year. That is about £2,291 per month or £14.10 per hour. New workers generally start on £18,159, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £51,175

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 1,009 people are employed in the region.

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