Mechanics service and repair practically anything from motorbikes to lorries and coaches. They work with a wide variety of systems, including mechanical, electrical and finely tuned, computer-controlled engines. On a daily basis you’ll be repairing vehicles that have developed a problem or have been involved in an accident. You may also be involved in regular maintenance.
The outlook for mechanic jobs remains strong. In fact, as vehicles become more complicated and as government standards become stricter, vehicles require more work. You may find employment in several different venues, including local garages and national chains. There are also opportunities for mechanics wherever you find a large fleet of vehicles, such as the police, bus companies and the armed forces.