Vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician

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.

Tasks

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

Typical Education Level

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Will retirement created job openings

In the UK, 12% in this profession are aged 55 or above.* They will likely retire in the next 10 years, creating a demand for new workers

*This is based on national data

£22,318

Average annual earnings

The current average wage for vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician is £22,318

6,549 positions

Current Employment

The number of jobs in the career for the current year is 6,549. Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full- and part-time jobs.

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Job Postings

Over the past year, jobs have been posted for vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician roles.

How well does it pay?

Normal pay for this occupation is £22,318 per year. That is about £1,860 per month or £11.45 per hour. New workers generally start on £14,622, while highly experienced workers can earn as much as £31,450

Is it growing or declining?

This career has remained the same over the last 2 years, and is expected to remain the same over the next 4 years. Currently, 6,549 people are employed in the region.

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