What could my future job look like?
Here are some examples of the tasks that you may be carrying out:
- Mechanic: diagnose and repair faults in your clients' vehicles, working in a workshop, for example, or a car garage.
- Cycle technician: diagnose and repair faults in bicycles, using specialist skills.
- Parts technician: work in a vehicle service workshop or car dealership, identifying and using the correct part to repair any fault in customers' vehicles.
- Used-car dealer: market and sell second-hand vehicles to prospective clients from a workshop.
The motor vehicle industry
The motor vehicle industry keeps everybody moving. Specialist skills are needed by private individuals
and industries such as public transport, HGV, retail delivery, breakdown recovery, emergency services and motorsports.
With some 186,000 people employed directly in manufacturing, and over 856,000 across the wider automotive
industry, the sector accounts for nearly 13% of total UK export of goods; investing £4 billion each year in automotive research and development.
More than 30 manufacturers build in excess of 70 models of vehicle in the UK - supported by 2,500 component
providers and some of the world’s most skilled engineers.
search motor vehicle programmes
We work with ATG training, the UK's largest provider of cycle apprenticeships, to provide cycle maintenance apprenticeships. These are an ideal opportunity for anyone planning a career as a professional bike mechanic.
Our classic vehicle apprenticeships are developed and delivered working in partnership with the Federation of British Historic Vehicle Clubs and with Bicester Heritage. Motor vehicle programmes are developed in partnership with BMW MINI.