If you love cars and fixing things, then a career as a vehicle technician could be ideal for you. Motor vehicle technicians repair and service cars, vans, motorbikes, lorries and coaches.
Using the latest technology they work on all vehicle mechanics and electrics, from engines and exhaust systems to air-conditioning and security.
Workers in this area undertake the routine assembly of vehicles and other metal goods or components such as frames, axles, wire brushes and wheels.
Garage managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the day-to-day running of garages and specialist vehicle maintenance and repair establishments.
Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters fit, repair and adjust tyres, exhausts and windscreens on cars, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles.
Workers in this group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.
Vehicle paint technicians use spray equipment to apply paint, cellulose and other protective or decorative materials to the bodywork of motor vehicles.
Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair, and service the mechanical parts and electrical or electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.
I’ve always enjoyed working with cars. I enjoy learning about them and how to fix them in more detail. The course is great and is helping me to become a mechanic engineer in the army.
The IMI Motor Vehicle course was recommended to me by a friend and I have really enjoyed it. I have made some great new friends and learnt a lot. We study all aspects of both the theory and practical side of vehicle maintenance. The facilities are excellent and are like a real working garage. I am hoping to progress onto University next year.