Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician—light vehicle

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician—light vehicle

“A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans”

A motor vehicle service and maintenance technician services and repairs light vehicles such as cars and vans, and works either in dealerships that focus on a particular manufacturer, or in an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles. In this role, you must be able to work independently but also operate as an effective team member and have good customer handling skills. You’ll learn how your workshop and the dealership/garage functions from a commercial perspective, and identify ways in which you can work more efficiently. You’ll work on all of the systems found within the vehicle. You day-to-day work will range from replacing simple parts through to solving complex faults with the use of diagnostic methods and equipment. Tasks will change constantly, driven by the introduction of ever more complex technologies and diagnostic techniques. Candidates interested in this apprenticeship need an interest in the way vehicles operate, analytical and mechanical skills, a capacity for mechanical reasoning and the potential to research, analyse and solve problems, organisational skills, good attention to detail, good spatial awareness, be able to work in a team, and good communication skills.

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Depend on employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum