If you love cars and enjoy fixing things, this could be a great career for you. Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches. They work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.
The most common way to become a motor vehicle technician is through an apprenticeship in vehicle mechanics. To get onto a scheme, you will need GCSEs in maths, English and science or equivalent.
There is an estimated 18,911 motor vehicle technicians employed in the South West alone which has increased by more than 30% in the last fifteen years.
To become a qualified motor vehicle technician you will need to have:
- strong practical skills
- good problem-solving skills to find faults
- ability to work quickly and pay attention to detail
- good communication and customer service skills
- ability to follow written and spoken instructions
- reasonable level of fitness
- up-to-date knowledge of vehicle developments, especially new engine types and electronics
- awareness of health and safety regulations
Steel toe capped shoes/boots and a set of overalls to protect your clothing and body will be required.
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