Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician

Motor vehicle service and maintenance technician

Service and repair 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 or 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. Your 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.

 

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

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

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

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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