David S is a windscreen developer at the Auto Windscreen factory. He's also been in the building trade and a pub manager. He's very proud that his daughter is studying law at Cambridge. "To say I came from a working, basic working class family that a daughter of mine could end up at a university like Cambridge, it was just unbelievable. It was a very proud moment."
More information about Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
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The UK average salary is £28,758
There are 37.5 hours in the average working week
The UK workforce is 47% female and 53% male
DescriptionTyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters fit, repair and adjust tyres, exhausts and windscreens on cars, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles.
QualificationsThere are no formal academic entry requirements. Training is typically provided on-the-job, or through training programmes within larger companies. NVQs/SVQs in Vehicle Maintenance (Service Replacement) are available at Levels 1 and 2.
- Carries out inspection and assesses the nature and extent of repair necessary;
- Removes wheel, exhaust or windscreen using semi-automatic machinery or hand and power tools;
- Separates tyre from wheel and fits replacement tyre using automatic machine or by using a wheel stand and hand tools;
- Inflates tyre to correct pressure, refits wheel to axle and balances wheel using balancing machine;
- Replaces faulty parts of exhaust and refits exhaust or windscreen to vehicle.