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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 £3.70 an hour (April 2018). Salaries for newly qualified motorcycle technicians tend to be around £12,500 a year, rising with experience to around £22,000 to £28,000 a year.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2018
17994
3.3 %
RISE
2023
18582
  United Kingdom
2018
198664
2.6 %
RISE
2023
203822

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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. 

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Autocity
Tel: 01992 511521
Website: http://www.autocity.org.uk
Twitter: @IMICareers

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) (Scotland)
Tel: 01992 511521
E-mail: comms@theimi.org.uk
Website: http://www.theimi.org.uk/local/imi-scotland
Website (2): http://www.autocity.org.uk/
Twitter: @The_IMI
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theimipage/

The Institute of the Motor Industry is sector skills council for the automotive retail industry. Autocity is their careers portal with 150 job profiles and videos.

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