Autocare technician

Autocare technician

“An autocare technician carryies out a range of services and repairs to cars, vans and light goods vehicles”

An autocare technician will work for a national chain or independent garage. As an apprentice, you’ll learn a unique combination of technical, retail and customer service skills, and train in the use of a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults. You’ll develop expertise in the technical elements of your role and a good grasp of the practical and theoretical aspects of the vehicle systems that you service. You’ll also develop excellent telephone, customer handling and sales skills, as well as strong problem-solving and self-organisation skills. You must be able to work as part of a team but also operate independently, understand how your centre operates from a commercial perspective, and how their actions contribute to business results, while maintaining a high standard of workmanship.

Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum