3 Ways to Become an Automotive Repair Technician

Automotive repair technicians can work in a variety of roles within the automotive industry. Their responsibilities can include repairing cars, servicing trucks and helping to build the next generation of electric vehicles; the opportunities are endless.

If you’re considering a career as an automotive repair technician, there are a number of things you can do to get started.

Get Hands-On Experience

If you’re lucky enough to know what industry you’d like to work in from a young age, ask nearby garages and automotive businesses if they can offer you work experience. You’ll be able to get a real feel for the job, understand what it is expected from you and learn vital information about the trade. You may find that your particularly interested in a specific aspect of automotive repair and prefer to focus on this in the future.

After completing work experience, you may find a company that is willing to take you on and train you up to become a fully-fledged automotive repair technician.

Complete a Course

There are many courses available that can provide you with the certificates you need to work as an automotive repair technician. You are likely to find a number of specialised schools nearby to you that offer the courses and certification you need, and some will offer financial help. You should look for an education provider that can offer courses best suited to you; you may find that some courses run at weekends or in the evening, so it’s important to ensure you’re available.

Having accredited certificates prove to employers that you have taken the necessary training and are able to work in a fully-fledged automotive business.

Get an Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a great way to learn about an industry, get hands-on experience, earn a wage and get a diploma at the end of it. Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16, so long as they have previously achieved GCSE grades A-D. They are ideal for those who know exactly what industry they want to work in, and just need that bit of help getting their foot in the door. Many companies will hire their apprentices as a full-time employee at the end of their studies.

At S&B Automotive Academy, we offer a range of apprenticeships and courses in a range of automotive sectors, including repair technicians.

For more information, you can contact the S&B team today by visiting our contact page or by calling us on 0117 953 3001.