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Motor vehicle fitter

Alternative titles for this job include Fast fit technician

Motor vehicle fitters repair and replace worn or damaged tyres, exhausts, batteries and parts.

Average salary (a year)

£21,000 Starter

to

£30,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

42 to 44 a week

You could work

evenings / weekends / bank holidays on shifts

How to become

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How to become a motor vehicle fitter

You can get into this job through:

  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • applying directly

College

You could take a college course to get some of the skills needed for this job. 

Courses include:

  • vehicle fitting principles
  • specialist tyre fitting competence
  • vehicle technology
  • vehicle maintenance

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for these courses vary.

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Apprenticeship

You could apply for an Autocare Technician Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.

This can take up to 3 years to complete.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship

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Direct Application

You can apply for jobs as a vehicle fitter if you've got qualifications and experience in motor mechanics.

You'll find vacancies in fast fit centres, garages and dealerships.

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Further information

You can find advice about careers in the motor industry from Autocity.

What it takes

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What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • the ability to repair machines or systems
  • the ability to work well with your hands
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • the ability to work on your own
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to operate and control equipment
  • to be flexible and open to change
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

What you’ll do

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What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

As a motor vehicle fitter, you could:

  • check batteries, lights, exhausts, tyres, brakes and suspension
  • repair or replace faulty parts
  • test hybrid and electric vehicle systems
  • repair or replace windscreens and glazing
  • advise customers on vehicle care

Working environment

You could work at a garage or in a workshop.

Your working environment may be physically demanding.

You may need to wear protective clothing.

Career path and progression

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Career path and progression

With experience, you could become a fast fit workshop supervisor or service centre manager.

You could also work in:

  • breakdown and recovery services
  • vehicle parts sales
  • general motor mechanics
  • automotive training

Current opportunities

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Current opportunities

Apprenticeships In England

Autocare Tyre Fitter Apprentice - Shrewsbury

  • Wage: £10,707.84 Annually
  • Location: Not known

Autocare Technician Apprentice

  • Wage: £14,560.00 Annually
  • Location: WIGGINTON ROAD, WIGGINTON, YORK

Courses In England

L2 Vehicle Fitting Principles

  • Provider: NORTHAMPTON COLLEGE
  • Start date: 02 September 2024
  • Location: Daventry

Level 2 Diploma Vehicle Fitting Principles

  • Provider: DN COLLEGES GROUP
  • Start date: 02 September 2024
  • Location: Scunthorpe

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