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
£ 19,295
£ 30,732
£ 46,879

Available jobs

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

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

  • Machinery

  • Suspension (Vehicle)

  • Automotive Industry

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Housekeeping

  • Brakes

  • 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

  • Enthusiasm

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.