The Light Vehicle Service & Maintenance Technicians are key people and the success of a garage depends on how efficiently the technician can carry out maintenance work and diagnose and rectify faults on a customer’s vehicle.

Technicians may work in dealerships that focus on a specific brand(s) or for independent garages that maintain and repair all makes of vehicles.  You should understand that as an apprentice LVM Technician, your first few months may be spent in very general work.  The lives and safety of many people rest fair and square in your hands and we must be sure not only of your skill, but also your sense of responsibility.  During your training you will study the principles of engines, transmission, chassis and electrics.  You will learn how to use instruments for measuring engine and braking performance, steering angles, wheel balance and so on.  You will also learn to read workshop drawings and wiring diagrams.