Being a mechanic is an ever-changing role, where you have to use all your skills and knowledge to test, assemble and repair vehicles

Working as a mechanic is a mix of everything – knowing the mechanical and the electronic, using both your head and your hands – to make a difference

This is a job which is always changing and growing, due to updates and changes to the industry – from new driver safety system to electric and hybrid cars

As a mechanic, you could go on to run your own business, specialise in certain types of services or vehicles or even work as an instructor

Some facts about working as a Mechanic in Europe

The demand for Mechanics across Europe are currently rated at 7 out of 100

The average for Mechanics salary across Europe is currently estimated at €1,651 per month

The main areas of employment for Mechanics across Europe at the moment are in Manufacturing, Wholesale and retail trade and Construction

Demand for Mechanics in Europe at the moment is highest in Ireland!

How can you get started?

1. Seek work experience (either paid or voluntary) in your chosen job area

If you want to become a mechanic, the first step is gaining some work experience. Find local opportunities following the link below:

2. Contact local college/VET training centre and attend open days to find about courses on offer

Want to become qualified to work with motor vehicles? Find out more about local courses below:

3. Register on National Apprenticeship scheme (or equivalent)

Start your career by enrolling on an apprenticeship, working with motor vehicles.

4. Send CV/resume to local employers

Ever written a CV? Follow this link for some handy tips!

5. Ensure that your maths and language skills are at the required level to enter employment

How is your English and Maths? Find out more at:

You can also learn about the path to becoming a Mechanic by playing the Level Up 2 VET Game, available now!