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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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Pay

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 £18,000 to £23,000 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.

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?

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Training

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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

Automobile Association (AA)
Tel: 0800 5877 877
Website: http://www.theaacareers.co.uk

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.

Royal Automobile Club (RAC)
Tel: 0844 891 3111
Website: http://www.rac-careers.com
Twitter: @RACRecruitment
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RAC

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Career Area

Garage Services

Career Sectors

Vehicle Maintenance and Repair

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