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HELPING YOU FIND A CAREER IN Trades - Mechanic

Graduate trades - mechanic jobs are always going to be essential - we all need our cars to stay on the road, after all, and this is just one of the ways mechanics keep us moving. Trades - mechanics graduates can find their next role and follow relevant employers on TheBigChoice.

LOOKING FOR a Mechanic CAREER?
Q
How much can I earn as a Mechanic?
earnings
Once qualified as a mechanic, 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.
Q
What qualifications do I need to be a Mechanic?
qualifications
If you want to pursue a career in the mechanics industry after university, your degree may not have given you the exact practical skills needed – but will have prepared you for your role in a number of other ways. Soft skills such as communication, which you will have learnt during your degree, are essential in this role. You will need to take up a professional qualification in mechanics, for example at a local technical college or through a garage, in order to get the practical skills needed for the job. Some entry level building jobs include:
  • Apprentice mechanic
  • Tyre fitter
  • Roadside assistance crew
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What skills do I need to be a Mechanic?
skills
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
Q
What experience do I need to get a job in Mechanics?
experience
You will need to gain practical experience in order to learn the mechanics trade, so contact companies directly and ask if you can shadow a member of staff or come in for work experience during your free time.
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