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.

-10.5%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 20,413
Machinery, etc 14,344
Construction 11,987
Food products 9,476
Wholesale trade 9,394
Motor vehicles, etc 8,827
Retail trade 8,403
Head offices, etc 8,072
Sale of motor vehicles 7,382
Repair & installation 7,017

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) 16,361
East of England 17,821
London 17,697
North East (England) 8,790
North West (England) 21,902
South East (England) 22,793
South West (England) 16,558
West Midlands (England) 21,259
Yorkshire and the Humber 16,447

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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