Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics & Electricians


Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.


Visually checks, test drives or uses test equipment to diagnose engine and mechanical faults

Removes, dismantles, repairs and replaces defective parts and prepares new parts using appropriate tools

Reassembles, tests, adjusts and tunes the appropriate parts, systems or entire engine

Carries out routine maintenance checks on oil and air filters, brakes and other vehicle parts/systems

Diagnoses faults in electrical/electronic circuitry, removes faulty components and fits replacements

Checks condition of electrical/electronic systems and carries out servicing tasks

Installs additional electrical amenities such as radio/CD players, aerials

Repairs and services air conditioning, heating and engine-cooling systems.

Educational Requirements

There are no formal academic entry requirements, although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or an equivalent qualification. Training is undertaken off- and on-the-job. NVQs/SVQs at Levels 2 and 3 are available. Apprenticeships at NVQ/SVQ Levels 2 and 3 are available and take three to four years to complete.