Vehicle Breakdown Engineer

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A vehicle breakdown engineer checks vehicles at the roadside to find out why they have broken down and either repairs them on the spot or tows them away to a garage.

They are also known as Roadside Assistance Technicians.

The Work

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

Basic starting salaries for vehicle breakdown engineers are in the range of £20,000 to £25,000 a year. With further experience this can rise to between £31,000 to £35,000 or more. Some employers offer additional benefits such as company pension and staff discount schemes.


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Getting In

Many vehicle breakdown engineers work for the large national breakdown services such as the AA, the RAC and Green Flag. You may also work in garages, which have contracts with one of these companies and other motoring organisations.

What Does it Take?

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Getting On

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Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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