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Automotive Industry Careers, Jobs and Qualifications

The automotive industry is HUGE! Automotive careers include engineering and design, manufacture and production, maintenance and repair and sales and marketing.

automotiveAs a major employer in this country, there are all sorts of job and careers available in the automotive industry for anyone with the right skills and qualifications. You could design Formula 1 cars, or work in a garage, fixing engines and bodywork. You could do sales in a luxury car showroom or race go-karts competitively. Even if cars aren’t  your big passion, the automotive industry has loads of exciting jobs on offer.

Why not consider a career in design or product development within the automotive industry? It’s not just the external car body that needs to be designed to perfection. Every last detail – right down to the door handles and the fabric on the seats – needs to be designed from scratch!

A job as an engine designer requires specific qualifications in mechanical engineering and would suit someone with an analytical mind. If you’re a mathematical whizzkid, analysing crash test data could be the dream automotive industry job for you!

The automotive industry is made up of many different businesses and companies, large and small, national and international. There are car manufacturers, parts manufacturers, importers and exporters, as well as small garages and workshops and car valeting companies, all of which offer  exciting career opportunities for the right people with the right skills and qualifications.

Entry requirements for jobs in the automotive industry vary, depending on which kind of job you’d like to do. You could go to your local FE College to do a qualification in car maintenance and repair. You could do an automotive apprenticeship, try for an internship with a big car manufacturer. Alternatively, you could do a degree in mechanical engineering at university.

Six of the best automotive jobs

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Looking for a career working in motoring or with cars. There are loads jobs in the automotive industry and we’ve narrowed down the list. Six of the best automotive jobs Working in a car dealership A car dealership is a business that sells new or used cars at retail level and which usually has a contract with a particular car ... Read More »

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Car sales are going up again in the UK so if you’re a bit of a petrol-head and think you have a flair for selling cars and vehicles, read on – a career in car and vehicle sales could be right up your street ! The automotive industry is plays a really important part in the UK economy, contributing over ... Read More »

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Motorsport timekeeper Emily Billingham

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As a timekeeper for Formula One Management Ltd., Emily Billingham works all over the world for the UK motorsport industry. Timekeeping is a really important element of motorsport events and Emily and her team are responsible for recording and monitoring data, timing car performances and logging competitors times and positions in a race. Using a variety of equipment from hand-held ... Read More »

Car tuner jobs

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Car tuner jobs are a specialism amongst many other jobs the automotive industry – read on if you want to know more about this highly skilled career… Being a car tuner involves the modification of a vehicle to improve its performance, often for races or exhibitions. Unlike regular mechanics, a car tuner focuses solely on adapting and developing vehicles through ... Read More »

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