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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.

Pole position

A degree course could be the fast track to a career in the motorsport industry. Here at the College of West Anglia (Isle Campus) we offer a range of stimulating degree courses in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University. Motorsport Engineering is the perfect start for those wishing to pursue a career in the motorsport industry. The course takes a hands-on ... Read More »

Honda – The Power of Dreams

A Honda apprenticeship could literally be just the job when it comes to making your automotive career wishes come true. With Honda the possibilities are endless, truly. Founded in the late 1940s the Japanese company has become a multinational corporation and one of the automotive industry’s hardest hitters. It produces an enormous range of quality products: cars, motorcycles, outboard boat ... Read More »

Automotive Careers Put Yourself In The Driving Seat

If you’re looking for automotive careers, check out Central College Nottingham for what really could be the journey of your lifetime. Are you car mad? Do you have ambitions of working within the automotive industry?  There are a range of jobs open to trainees who want to forge a career in the automotive retail and repair sector.  All you need ... Read More »

How to get ahead in the motor industry

Think there’s only one way to get into the automotive industry? Think again. BMW apprentice Mark Mace discusses his unconventional career path. BY Francesca Moll More and more people are considering a career in the motor industry. The sector employs nearly half a million people across 65,000 businesses in the UK, covering a range of careers from technical to management ... Read More »

Time trial

It was go, go, go for one budding motorsport engineer in a race against the clock at this year’s Autosport International show. BY Matt Richardson, Staffordshire University Revving into action for the 23rd year running, the world of motorsport claimed centre stage in the vast halls of Birmingham’s National Exhibition Centre with the return of the Autosport International in January. ... Read More »

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