HGV mechanic: is it the right route for you?
Are you considering a career as an HGV mechanic?
It’s an exciting and varied industry – and with so many vehicles on the road, you are sure to find the right opportunity for you.
As an HGV mechanic, your day-to-day role could include anything from replacing and repairing worn parts to general maintenance or even a major overhaul of components.
So, if you are thinking about an HGV mechanic career, read on to discover five signs that it could be the right route for you...
5 signs an HGV mechanic career is right for you:
1. You’ve got the right skills
An HGV mechanic needs a certain skillset to be able to perform a wide range of tasks.
For starters, you will need to demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of the fundamentals of HGV technologies, HGV configurations and applications as well as how to service, inspect, maintain and repair vehicles to industry standards.
But that’s not all: employers will also be on the lookout for more general skills too. Problem-solving skills, organisational skills, communication skills, computer skills, teamwork skills… these are all essential for HGV mechanics.
Does this sound like you? Then an HGV mechanic career could be perfect for you!
2. You’re driven and want to succeed
If you are hungry for success and want to work your way up the career ladder, becoming an HGV mechanic could be the way to do it – especially if you are open to the idea of contract roles!
Working as a contract HGV mechanic is a great way to maximise your career because you will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of different vehicle types, and you will also expand your portfolio and develop your practical skills with each role.
So, if you want to progress your career, strategically choosing the right contract roles is a sure-fire way to fast track you to where you want to be – which means the sky's the limit for motivated mechanics!
3. You don’t want to be bored
From carrying out routine services and checks to diagnosing and repairing faults, when you work as an HGV mechanic, no two days are ever the same. As an HGV mechanic, you will have the chance to work on a huge variety of equipment and specialist vehicles.
At M&E, our roles range from working with light wheeled vehicles to heavy vehicles and track vehicles, and there is also the opportunity to work on other support equipment such as generators, compressors and excavators.
What’s more, you could even work on some highly specialised vehicles and military equipment that very few people get to even see in real life, let alone work on!
4. You want to work at the forefront of technology
As we mentioned above, one of the most exciting things about working with M&E Global is the opportunity to work on specialist vehicles such as M1 Tanks and Challengers.
So, if you want to work at the forefront of technology and become a specialist in your trade, look no further than contract mechanic roles!
All too often, British mechanics can be limited to working on British equipment, but by contracting overseas, you can expand your knowledge and experience.
In fact, you could even find yourself working with highly specialised US equipment and high-tech tracked vehicles such as Bradley Fighting Vehicles or Humvees without having to join the army.
5. You want to see the world
They say that travel is the best form of education, so if you want to work in an industry that enables you to explore the world whilst also furthering your career, working as an HGV mechanic could be the ideal solution – especially if you are open to the idea of contracting overseas.
At M&E Global, we have contracts in countries from Germany to Afghanistan, and because our contract roles range from short term to long term, you have the opportunity to really get stuck into life overseas in a timeframe that suits you.
During some contracts, we are even required to fulfil temporary missions which means there are chances for mechanics to work in different locations to the one they started in!
How we can help
If you are thinking about working as an HGV mechanic and want to find out more about how M&E can help with your HGV mechanic career, our expert team is always on hand to provide specialist advice.
With more than 20 years of experience, we are experts in defence recruitment – so you can rest assured you’ll be in safe hands with our capable team.
Contact us today to find out more, or alternatively, why not have a look at the HGV mechanic roles we are currently working on to see if they are a good fit for you?