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Motorcycle Technician

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A motorcycle technician diagnoses faults, repairs, replaces parts and does routine services on motorcycles, motor scooters, mopeds and all terrain vehicles (ATVs).

The Work

You could be:

You may be able to specialise in a particular make of motorcycle.

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Starting salaries may be based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW). At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.30 an hour (1 April 2021). Salaries for newly qualified motorcycle technicians tend to be around £16,000 a year, rising with experience from around £22,000 to over £30,000 a year.

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2021
14745
1.3 %
RISE
2026
14936

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

Getting On

More Information

Some motorcycle mechanics or technicians specialise in work with racing bikes – ranging from trail bikes and dirt bikes to speedway and Grand Prix racing bikes. 

For more information please see organisations listed below:

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Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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