Motor Vehicle Technician

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A motor vehicle technician services, repairs and tests cars, vans, buses or lorries.

The Work

You could be:

You may specialise in a particular type of vehicle:


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 £4.81 an hour (1 April 2022).

Salaries in Scotland for newly qualified motor vehicle technicians are usually around £11,500 to £16,000 a year. With experience this can rise to between £20,000 and £30,000 a year or more.


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What Does it Take?

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You need to have:


Getting On

More Information

Some motor mechanics or vehicle technicians specialise in work with motor racing vehicles - ranging from rally cars to Formula 1 vehicles.

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Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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