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Vehicle mechanics have the job of fixing vehicles in a garage.

Other names for vehicle mechanics are:

  • Mechanics
  • Car mechanics
  • Vehicle technicians
  • Light vehicle service technicians
  • MOT testers

This type of job may involve:

  • Repairing vehicles
  • Servicing vehicles and checking they work properly
  • Using specialist equipment
  • Estimating costs for any work that needs to be done
  • Working with the public

You might have to work on the weekend.

If you want to apply for a vehicle mechanic job, you might need the following:

You can train to be a vehicle mechanic on-the-job as a trainee.

Where are the best vehicle mechanics and technicians jobs?

  1. 1 JCT600
    7.6
  2. 2 British Army
    7.5
  3. 3= Jaguar Landrover
    7.3
  4. 3= Ford
    7.3
  5. 5 Royal Air Force
    7.2
  6. 6 Toyota
    7.1
  7. 7= Scania
    6.9
  8. 7= Audi
    6.9
  9. 9= Lookers
    6.8
  10. 9= Mercedes-Benz
    6.8

Handy to know about vehicle mechanics and technicians

How much do vehicle mechanics and technicians earn per hour?

Β£9.72–17.00

From 221 vehicle mechanics and technicians

How much notice do people get of their shifts?

16% report getting one week notice or less
4% report getting two weeks notice
2% report getting three weeks notice
31% report getting four weeks notice or more
46% report having a fixed rota

Based on 252 vehicle mechanics and technicians

How often do people get paid?

21% of people report they get paid weekly
6% of people report they get paid every four weeks
73% of people report they get paid monthly

Based on 275 vehicle mechanics and technicians

How are people paid?

51%
by the hour
49%
an annual salary

Based on 435 vehicle mechanics and technicians

What contracts are people on?

Full time 94% report having full time contracts (more than 35 hours)

Based on 215 vehicle mechanics and technicians

Who’s hiring vehicle mechanics and technicians?

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  7. DHL

    1 recent jobs

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