How to become a motorbike mechanic: Ewan's story
Meet Ewan, 20, from south London and find out more about life as a motorbike mechanic at a company called Ace Classics. Part of our Bitesize world of work series.
"My job is most definitely my passion."
- Ewan grew up loving classic cars – his first car was a 1957 Austin A35
- He developed his knowledge beyond cars by completing a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Agricultural Engineering where he learnt about tractor engines
- The company Ewan works for specialises in vintage motorbikes. He services engines, completes repairs and talks to customers.
What to expect if you want to be a motorbike mechanic
- Motorbike mechanic salary: £13,000 to £24,500 per year
- Motorbike mechanic working hours: 38 to 40 hours per week
- Typical entry requirements: You can get into this job through a college course, apprenticeship or by applying directly to a business. You'll need to be able to: use, repair and maintain machines and tools; work well with your hands; use your initiative and problem-solving skills.
This information is a guide (sources: LMI for All, National Careers Service)