Automotive Body Repair Technicians specialise in repairing or replacing accident damaged panels an all types of vehicles. They are skilful in using a variety of specialised tools and equipment to repair damage and return the vehicle to a safe and as new condition.

Body repair technicians work with a range of different metals and plastics found within modern motor vehicles and must be aware of the processes to work with these. They also take account of the effect their repair may have on many vehicle systems such as parking assist, lane keeping and vehicle security as well as many of the more advanced control systems being introduced.

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Problem solving

  • Attention to detail

  • Good organisation

  • Observation

  • Health and Safety knowledge

  • Communication skills

  • Analytical

  • Implementing ideas

Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • Entrants must be familiar with all of the core competences (found via the link in the useful information section below)
  • There is no age limit to entry, however entrants must be working towards a level 3 qualification or have achieved this no more than 12 months previous to the competition registration opening.

How it works

Our competitions are open to all so please register before 14 May

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

Competitors take part in competitions at their local college, training provider centre or work place, or, take part in an online competition

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Competitors who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK during December 2022 for the WorldSkills Lyon 2024 cycle

Our gallery

Contact details

Automotive Body Repair

If you’re interested in Automotive Body Repair then visit our Careers pages to learn more.

Learn more about this career
Photo of automotive body repair using machine on outside of car frame

Sign up to receive our latest updates to your email