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Mechanics keep our cars and public transport vehicles on the roads - we wouldn't get very far without them! You can start in this industry at any age, so give yourself a jump start and get searching for trades - mechanic apprenticeships today.

How to get a Mechanic Apprenticeship - Career Advice
How much can I earn as a Mechanic Apprentice?
Apprentices in general, including mechanical apprentices, earn around £200 per week. Once qualified, you can expect to earn around £18,000 to £22,000 a year, with the potential to earn £30,000 as you continue to gain experience.
What qualifications do I need to be a Mechanic Apprentice?
Many garages will offer school leavers apprenticeships and training. Once qualified, mechanics can work for small businesses, car dealerships, breakdown companies or even as self-employed business people. School leavers can straight into a career as a mechanic from school, without qualifications. To progress and gain higher wages, you will need to get professional qualifications. Consider an apprenticeship with a local garage.

Some entry level building jobs include:
  • Apprentice mechanic
  • Tyre fitter
  • Roadside assistance crew
What skills do I need to be a Mechanic Apprentice?
A mechanic is a skilled tradesman who will continually update their skills and experience as newer models and procedures are developed. You will be an excellent problem solver, who is able to clearly and quickly find out problems with cars.

You’ll also need to have excellent customer facing skills and be able to communicate effectively.

Some skills you’ll need to work as a mechanic include:
  • Planning and organisation
  • Problem solving
  • Self-motivation
  • Health and safety knowledge
  • Communication skills
What experience do I need to get a job in Mechanic Apprenticeship?
As an apprentice in the mechanics industry, your work experience will be covered by the time you spend with the company that you’re working for. If this is not the case, contact companies directly and ask if you can shadow a member of staff or come in for work experience during your school holidays.