Class 2 Vehicle Mechanic

Class 2 Vehicle Mechanic


Motor vehicle mechanics service and repair cars, vans, motorbikes and larger vehicles like lorries and coaches. They work on all areas of vehicle mechanics and electrics, from the engine and exhaust systems to the air-conditioning and security features.

Personal skills

Apprenticeship in vehicle mechanics, an excellent knowledge of motor vehicle technology, strong practical skills, good problem-solving skills to find faults, the ability to work quickly and pay attention to detail, good communication and customer service skills


£15,000 to £25,000 per year

Key skills





  • Total employment in the automotive sector accounts for just over 2% of employment in the UK
  • There are around 585,000 people employed in the sector
  • There is between 68,000 and 75,000 organisations in the sector
  • Approximately 80% of the sector employees are male
  • There are over 1,000 courses in vehicle maintenance/repair/servicing