£19,240 Average salary at age 20
£29,120 Average Salary
44 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

  • Follows instructions and drawings and positions components on work bench or in assembly machine;
  • Assembles prepared components in sequence by soldering, bolting, fastening, spot-welding, screwing and hammering using power and hand tools or assembly machine;
  • Rejects faulty assembly components;
  • Inspects finished article for faults, monitors assembly machine operation and reports any faults.


No academic qualifications are required. In some cases candidates must take aptitude and dexterity tests. Normal colour vision is required for some jobs. Training varies according to the complexity of the work.

UK Prospects

46100 Workforce Size
5.79% Predicted decline 2024 - 2027
3162 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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