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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:

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). The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £6.40 an hour (1 April 2024).

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.

Conditions

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
12091
0.8 %
RISE
2029
12187
  United Kingdom
2024
168042
2.5 %
RISE
2029
172299

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What Does it Take?

You need to be:

You need to have:

Training

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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