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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). 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 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

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

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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

GTG Training Ltd
Tel: 0131 333 6833 (Edin)
Tel (2): 0141 950 5600 (Gla)
E-mail: info@gtg.co.uk
Website: http://www.gtg.co.uk
Twitter: @GTG_Training
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GTGTraining

GTG Training Ltd provides a wide range of training programmes for the motor industry.

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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