This pathway into the world of motor engineering is one that college highly regards, and the workshop is the perfect place to enhance that career drive.
Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians
Annual pay £29,640
Workforce change -9%
The workforce is projected to contract by -9% over the period to 2024, losing
-18,722 jobs. In the same period, 23% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 49,913 job openings.
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.
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.