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)

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