CV, British Mechanic seeking a return to Australia

I am currently available for work
Serial No: 10483

Skills keywords: assistant manager, engineering, mechanic
Short Bio:

Workied for VW and decided to do a HNC in Motor Vehicle Management and Technology whilst working still. I have spent 5 years in Motor Sport where I have gone on to be an Assistant Manager. I spent two years as a Vehicle Purchaser getting experience with customers and managing my own office and targets. Left there to go travelling where I worked in Perth. Now I work as a mechanic but run the day to day duties in the workshop. I am honest, hard working and like to learn new things.

Current location: England, United Kingdom - View on map
Nationality: British
Preferred Sector of Employment:  other
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: Australia


2001-2003: HNC in Motor Vehicle Technology and Management.

1998-2001: NVQ 2&3 and 381 Modules at Charles Keene College.

1996-1998: Robert Smyth High School

1993-1996: Welland Park Secondary School


Full clean driving license (May 1999)

HNC in Motor Vehicle Technology and Management

City & Guilds NVQ Certificates

Forest experience & Rally school

Duke of Edinburgh Award Bronze and Silver

Life Saving bronze medallion twice in swimming

First Aid at work (2005-2007)

Manual Handling (2009)

Leadership Skills (2009)

Employment History:

Whilst at school worked part time at a family Wood Yard and also at the local Leisure Centre doing parties cleaning changing rooms and putting away gym equipment.

1998-2004 Technician at Protheroes VW Dealership Market Harborough

2004-2007 Fleet Technician at Palmer sport Bedford

2007-2009 Senior Engineer and then Assistant Head of Engineering at Daytona MK

2009-2011 Vehicle Purchaser at

2011 Nov-Dec Part Time for EPA Events and World Stages in Perth Australia

2011 Dec-July 2012 Full Time Mechanic for Automasters Morley in Perth Australia

Nov 2012- Present: Mechanic at Cedar Cars Kettering


Cedar Cars: Running the workshop as a lone mechanic and Service Manager, ordering parts from different suppliers, carrying out work for retail customers, traders and sales too. Price jobs with the use of Autodata, discuss issues with customers, write invoices, report to sales manager and maintain workshop cleanliness. Use my experiance to offer ideas on how to advertise and how to set up a new workshop.

Automasters Morley Perth Australia: Carrying out service and repairs to different vehicles. Following orders from management and completed paperwork as required.

EPA Events and World Stages Perth Australia: Helping out set up/take down event equipment (Audio, Lighting, Seating, Barriers and Wiring) Helping World Stages put up/take down two different types of stages. General labouring, followed instructions from crews and managers. Inspect Vehicles to a high standard to show the company what we are actually purchasing, then use computer to help assist paying the correct price from any damage that was recorded. Customer involvement all the time explaining how the process works and to give them the understanding if any price changes. Managed my own site in 11 different places. Spent most of the time in Milton Keynes and Leicester.

Daytona: Servicing, repairing and prepping Go-Karts. Ordering parts, doing invoices, interviewing new starters, doing the rotas and generally running the workshop with guidance from the Manager.

Palmersport: Prepping cars for cooperate events (Clios, Caterhams etc) Attending breakdowns, stripping and fitting of parts and full rebuilds when the season ends.

Protheroes: (VW Dealership up until 2004). Servicing vehicles: Engines, Gearboxes, Brakes, Suspension and Electrics. Main interest in electrics (fitting cruise controls, window regulators and door locks) Helped with breakdowns and did most of the companies Air Conditioning. Kept work in progress records and referred to my foreman or manager.

Additional information:

1997 1 Week work experience at Protheroes garage

1997-1998 Working at the Leisure Centre (running parties etc)

1998 Basic car maintenance course

Upto 1997 Scouts, assisting leaders and doing a 2 star canoeist badge

1998 2 weeks work experience at Clecos engineering

2003-2006 Part Time bar work at the Kings Head and running the bar

Captains of Pool, Darts and Football teams

Went traveling for a year through Africa, Australia, New Zealand and America.

Drove 11,700km across Australia in a campervan