If you want to become a mechanic and you are between the ages of 16 and 24, the best opportunity you could find would be to look for mechanic apprenticeships. These allow you to study for the required qualifications to become a professional mechanic as well as gaining valuable experience in a mechanic setting while you study.
If you have decided this is the career for you and you are still young enough to qualify for an apprenticeship, there are several ways you can get the placement you want.
Job centres can be fruitful places to go for information. They should be able to give you advice on finding local mechanic apprenticeships that you may be able to qualify for. Don’t be disappointed if this route does not bring you any luck however – there are other options you can try.
Lots of apprenticeships are on offer for all kinds of industries. There is an official Apprenticeships.org.uk website you can try, as well as the government’s own website giving more information on apprenticeships of all kinds. If you want basic information on mechanic apprenticeships and how they can be beneficial to you at first, this could be an ideal place to begin.
Many companies advertise for apprentices online, so it is well worth looking at a wide range of job sites for mechanic apprenticeships positions. Some of these companies are big and thus may require several apprentices to work for them. The job information will give more details about the apprenticeship and how long it will last.
Typically you will take on an apprenticeship for four years and this will provide you with essential experience plus the required time off to get the qualifications you need to become a mechanic.
The advantage of these kinds of positions is that they can often lead to full time jobs at the end of your study. This means you don’t have the task of going out and looking for work once you are qualified. However you should always check the details for every apprenticeship you come across, so you know where you will go once you have completed the apprenticeship period.
It certainly can be if you are of the right age. Apprenticeships will only be available to younger people typically speaking. If you can show enthusiasm and the determination to gain the right qualifications during the four or so years that the apprenticeship will last, you can look forward to a promising career ahead of you.