Light Vehicle Service Technicians service and repair vehicles such as cars and vans up to 3.5 tonnes. Technicians are trained in all areas of vehicle mechanics and electronics, from engine and exhaust systems to air conditioning and security features.

The duties of a Light Vehicle Service Technician may include:

• Servicing vehicles – carrying out maintenance checks according to the manufacturers’ guidelines

• Repairing and replacing faulty parts and components

• Advising the Service Receptionists about required repairs

• Producing time estimates

• Maintaining repair and service records

As a Light Vehicle Service Technician, you will need to demonstrate excellent practical skills, good communication skills and the ability to follow written and verbal instructions.

In addition, you would be required to work quickly with attention to detail and able to work without supervision. Some tasks may be physically demanding although you will use lifting equipment to move heavy parts.

Qualifications

Remit offer a range of apprenticeship options designed to meet the needs of both employers and apprentices.

• Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair – Level 2 Framework

• Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair – Level 3 Framework

• Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician – Level 3 Standard

• Autocare Technician – Level 2 Standard

Working hours and salary

You will normally work from 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday. However, as a Light Vehicle Technician you may be required to work on Saturdays as you progress through the apprenticeship.

As a Light Vehicle Technician, you will earn at least the apprentice national minimum wage. Once you are qualified you may expect to earn between £22,000 – £26,000. As you gain more experience and complete further training you can expect this salary to rise.

Career progression

Once qualified as a Light Vehicle Technician you could also consider a career as a Workshop Controller, Fleet Maintenance Manager, Automotive Trainer or a MOT Examiner.