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.
Students have access to up-to-date industry standard equipment on our courses. For example the Motor Vehicle department has just seen an upgrade to its body and paint workshop which now has a range of new facilities including spray booth and oven, paint mixing facility, gun wash facility, vehicle repair jig and pull equipment, high pressure spot welder and motor vehicle training rigs.
The outlook for mechanic jobs remains strong. In fact, as vehicles become more complicated and as government standards become stricter, vehicles require more work. Employment opportunities are varied and range from local garages to 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.