Pay for coachbuilders / trimmers varies depending on experience and employer.
Very experienced coachbuilders / trimmers, or those running their own business, may earn more than this.
This information is a guide only. )
What you will do
Coachbuilders / trimmers may do some or all of the following :
Coachbuilders / trimmers working on motor homes may also install plumbing, pressure-water systems, waste-water systems and gas in the vehicle.
Skills and knowledge
Coachbuilders need to have :
Vehicle trimmers need to have :
Coachbuilders / trimmers :
To become a qualified coachbuilder you need to complete an apprenticeship and gain a Level 4 National Certificate in Coachbuilding.
To become a qualified vehicle trimmer you need to gain a Level 4 National Certificate in Motor Trimming. Both qualifications are available through MITO.
Entry skills course useful
Some employers prefer their apprentices to have completed a Level 2 National Certificate in Motor Industry (Entry Skills) prior to starting an apprenticeship.
At least three years of secondary education is preferred. Useful subjects include English, maths and workshop technology.
Coachbuilders / trimmers need to be :
Useful experience for coachbuilders / trimmers includes :
Upholstering experience is useful for those wanting to work as a vehicle trimmer.