Motor Vehicle Technician

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Number of vacancies:

Company name:
West Hoe Garage

Company location:
6 Richmond Walk, Plymouth, PL1 4LL

Salary per week:



The role of a mechanic is to repair vehicles and make routine maintenance checks to ensure that a vehicle is running as it should be. Mechanics need to have a good technical knowledge of a wide range of vehicles, a high level of attention to detail and be able to work well with customers, maintaining a patient and friendly attitude.
Mechanics are required to repair and maintain different types of vehicles, such as lorries, motorcycles, vans, cars, coaches, and buses. They perform restorative and preventative work on gears, brakes, engine, air conditioning, security features, fuel pump, etc. These workers test new vehicles to find faults and carry out routine servicing of cars.
A Mechanic usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Reading technical drawings.
• Advising customers about technical issues.
• Testing vehicles.
• Using diagnostic equipment.
• Replacing faulty parts


Training to be provided
Level 2 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Competence (QCF)
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
Level 2 functional skills in English and maths (if required)
Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Qualities and skills:

Most companies look for someone with a good education and high grades in English, maths and science.

You must be honest, reliable, trustworthy and able to communicate openly with your team and members of the public who may enter the garage.


On completion of your level 2 apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to progress onto your level 3.

Other info:

Please ensure you are able to get to this location daily for work.

You must be prepared to get your hands dirty!

As a part of the application process, you may be required to undertake diagnostic assessments with City College Plymouth.
Please ensure that you check your emails for a City College Plymouth application form, this will need to be filled In and returned for you to complete these assessments.
Until these assessments are complete your application will not be viewed by the company.