£7,280 Average salary at age 20
£37,440 Average Salary
68 Average hours per week


Garage managers and proprietors plan, organise, direct and co-ordinate the day-to-day running of garages and specialist vehicle maintenance and repair establishments.

Main Tasks

  • Determines staffing, financial, material and other short- and long-term requirements;
  • Ensures that necessary spare parts, materials and equipment are available or obtainable at short notice;
  • Arranges for maintenance staff to perform necessary maintenance and repair work on vehicles or motorcycles;
  • Checks completed work for compliance with safety and other statutory regulations;
  • Maintains records of repair work to detect recurrent faults;
  • Provides information about garage merchandise for staff and customers;
  • Ensures the business accounts are maintained.


There are no pre-set entry requirements, although some employers may require GCSEs/S grades or vocational qualifications such as Automotive NVQs/SVQs at level 3. Off- and on-the-job training is provided.

UK Prospects

30200 Workforce Size
2.17% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
4468 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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