Why Being A Car Mechanic Pays

​Recently we visited Carbase to check up on our five new motor vehicle apprentices and find out about the growing need for mechanics in the UK.

The UK motor industry is a fast-paced and exciting sector, and now is the perfect time to become a qualified motor vehicle technician. Read on to find out why…

It’s a secure job

Cars, motorbikes and other vehicles have been around for hundreds of years, and they’re not going away soon! Even with new technologies such as hybrid, carbon neutral, and driverless, there will always be a requirement technicians to service, MOT and repair them. Weston College is already looking to the future of motor vehicle repair with its new electric vehicle fleet.

Motor vehicle skills are useful

You’ll be able to repair your own car, which could save you, your family and friends lots of money! You could also use your skills to start your own garage or become self-employed, or use the skills you’ve learned to earn money in addition to your current job.

It pays well

The average salary for automotive service technician/mechanics is just short of £20,000 per year. Specialising in an area such as 4x4, hybrid or electric vehicles can boost this salary by as much as £5,000 to £10,000. Technicians working on high-end engines can earn a lot of money…

Click here to find out more about careers in the motor industry.

Entering into the auto industry is easier than you think

We work closely with local businesses to give our students real working experience of the motor vehicle industry, which puts them ahead of the competition when it comes to applying for jobs. As well as Carbase, the largest used car garage in the Bristol area, we support companies such as Howards Motor Group and Mill Autos in meeting their training needs.

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