Motor Trade Guides

What Restrictions Are There on Jobs For Those With Convictions?

If you have been convicted for a motoring offence, then you may be forced to change your job. Receiving a conviction can be life-changing and frightening. Beginning a job hunt again after potentially working in the same career for many years can feel very daunting....

Should You Get an Assistant for Your Mobile Mechanic Paperwork?

Paperwork can be incredibly time consuming and let’s be honest at times rather dull. There is much to be said for getting an assistant to help you with all the paperwork associated with your mobile mechanic business as soon as you can. You might prefer to wait and see...

Part Time Work Outside Your Permanent Job – What to Consider

Lots of people nowadays take a part time job to supplement the income from their regular employment or for other reasons such as saving up for a special occasion or commitment. If you are thinking along these lines you will need to know about what kind of insurance...

How Old Do You Have to Be to Join the Motor Trade?

Whether you’re a school leaver or a recent graduate, it is likely that you have clicked on this article because you’re looking to join the motor trade. Here, we explain age restrictions, and give you all the information you’ll need to make the decision on whether it...

Essential Tools for the Mobile Mechanic

If you are thinking about setting up as a mobile mechanic, then there are a few essential things that you will need to consider either purchasing or arranging before you can fully get to work. From qualifications to permits, mobile mechanics insurance to those...

6 Great Jobs You Can Do Part Time

Many people who work in the motor trade also have part time jobs. In some cases, this is to supplement their income and in other cases an enthusiasm for fixing cars or bikes spills over into their spare time. Conversely, some desire to work within the motor trade but...

4 Career Paths to Consider If You’ve Got a Conviction

There are career opportunities available to you even if you have received a conviction, but the likelihood is that you feel anxious about admitting to these previous convictions due to what it might mean for your job prospects. The good news is that many employers are...

Top 5 tech must haves for savvy mobile mechanics

Becoming a mobile mechanic is an exciting career move. It may be your first foray into working for yourself, in which case you'll have a lot to think about.  You'll focus on getting your equipment in order, advertising your services as well as learning how to do the...

Why starting young in the motor trade isn’t a mistake

As youth unemployment continues to prove problematic to under 25s in the UK, young people are searching for ways to make their own money. Starting up a motor trade business at a young age can seem daunting and comes with a whole set of challenges but where successful,...