Job group: Metal working production and maintenance fitters

Metal working production and maintenance fitters erect, install and repair electrical and mechanical plant and industrial machinery, fit and assemble parts and sub-assemblies in the manufacture of metal products and test and adjust new motor vehicles and engines.

How this information can help you

If you know what is happening in the labour market, it can help you to make realistic decisions about:

  • what you want to do in your career
  • what industry you want to work in
  • how much you need to earn
  • where you want to work
  • qualifications and training you’ll need to do your job

The information on this page will give you the facts you need to help you make those decisions.

Source: LMI for all. Read more about our information sources.

This information is based on past employment trends. It may not reflect up-to-date information about the job market, particularly the impact of Covid-19. This information can help you make a career decision but should not be your only reason for making a career choice.

You can speak to a careers adviser for more information.

Future job growth

This information tells you whether jobs in a sector are likely to go up or down in the future.

-8.6%Job decline

Top industries in this job group

Find out which sectors or industries are the biggest employers of the job you are interested in. This can help you look for vacancies in the right places.

Industries Employment
Metal products 19,712
Machinery, etc 13,900
Construction 11,960
Food products 9,303
Wholesale trade 9,113
Motor vehicles, etc 8,647
Retail trade 8,313
Head offices, etc 7,928
Sale of motor vehicles 7,373
Repair & installation 6,789

Employment by region

See which areas of the country have the most opportunities for the job you want to do. It can help you weigh up whether you're likely to get a job near home or if you could improve your chances by moving or travelling to another area.

Region Employment
East Midlands (England) 16,038
East of England 17,453
London 17,359
North East (England) 8,610
North West (England) 21,416
South East (England) 22,288
South West (England) 16,238
West Midlands (England) 20,780
Yorkshire and the Humber 16,056

Qualification level

Explore the typical qualification level held by people in this job group. This can help you to see what sorts of skills and training you might need.

Level 3

The majority of people employed in this role will hold an advanced apprenticeship, A level, AS level or International Baccalaureate diploma.

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