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Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Average National Salaries (2017)

Age 20

£16,640 pile of coins

Age 35

£30,160 pile of coins

Age 50

£33,280 pile of coins
Average salary in the East Midlands: £27,040

What does this career do?

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

Typical tasks

  • visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults
  • removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools
  • reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine
  • carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems
  • diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements
  • checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks
  • installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials
  • repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.

Current entry requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Training is undertaken off- and on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available. Apprenticeships at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 are available and take three to four years to complete.

Percentage in work

  • Employed

  • Unemployed

Male
(2018)
Female
(2017)

Due to insufficient sample sizes, some data was excised.

Predicted employment status in 2022

  • Part-time

  • Self Employed

  • Full-time

Predicted employment levels in the East Midlands

Career related courses available at West Notts

About the statistics

Data is powered by LMI for All and is sourced from labour market statistics from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the Institute for Employment Research, the Department for Works and Pensions, and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills.

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