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“Carrying out maintenance and repairs, as well as identifying and reporting faults”

Vehicle maintenance and repair apprenticeships deal with the repair and maintenance of all types of vehicles, from mopeds to lorries. As an apprentice, you could work for a dealership and focus on a particular manufacturer, or work for an independent garage that deals with many different makes of vehicles. In both, you’ll choose your area of specialisation, such as motorcycles, cars, heavy vehicles or vehicle electrical systems. You’ll be working in a service technician role, carrying out routine maintenance and basic repairs, as well as identifying and reporting faults. As an advanced apprentice, you’ll learn about more complex faults and how to identify and repair them using sophisticated diagnostic equipment. Vehicle repair is challenging, hands-on work—every vehicle will present a new problem to solve. You’ll also need good communication skills in order to explain everything to the customer.

Duration: 18 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and DT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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