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Vehicle technician, mechanic or electrician

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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.

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.

Typical education level:

Level 1-3

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.

Desired Skills

Active Learning
Reading Comprehension
Critical Thinking
Learning Strategies
Active Listening
2992
New Job Opportunities
3.7%
An 3.7% rise in employment is expected by 2018 in the East Midlands.

Salaries

£31,980

Potential

£21,743

Average

£14,645

Entry level

Job Postings

Company: Proactive Personnel LTD

Location: Walsall

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Company: Kemp Recruitment Limited

Location: Corby

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