Motorcycle technician

Motorcycle technician

“A motorcycle technician services and repairs motorcycles, motorised scooters, all-terrain vehicles, tricycles and vehicles where the rider sits astride the frame”

A motorcycle technician services and repairs motorcycles, motorised scooters, all-terrain vehicles, tricycles and vehicles where the rider sits astride the frame, within either the franchised or independent motorcycle sector. In this role, you’ll work on all of the systems of the motorcycle. The nature of the work ranges from replacing components through to rectifying complex faults with the aid of specific diagnostic methods and equipment. Motorcycles require individual set up and adjustment in relation to rider requirements, which include leisure, commuting, commercial and competition use. Today’s motorcycle technician has to demonstrate expertise in the technical side of their role. They need strong problem solving skills and a good grasp of the theoretical, practical and safety aspects of motorcycle systems. They must be able to work independently and also operate as an effective team member, understand how their workshop and a motorcycle business functions commercially, develop good customer handling skills, and identify ways in which they can work efficiently

Duration: 36 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and science

Entry requirements: An interest in motorcycles, mechanical skills and communicate skills

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

Potential salary upon completion: £22,000 per annum