Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians

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.


New workers

New workers start around £19,295. Normal pay is £30,732 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £46,879.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 166,650 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.

  • Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials.

  • Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks.

  • Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements.

  • Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems.

  • Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine.

  • Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools.

  • Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Vehicle Maintenance

  • Mechanics

  • Vehicle Inspection

  • Suspension (Vehicle)

  • Machinery

  • Automotive Industry

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Brakes

  • Housekeeping

  • Mechanical Engineering

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • Problem Solving

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • Management

  • Sales

  • Teamwork

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.