If fixing cars has always been a passion of yours, you’ll find lots of opportunities for a career in the automotive sector. By 2020, there’s expected to be an additional 10,000 jobs across the industry, so studying the skills you’ll need now will put you in a great position in the future!
Garages of all shapes and sizes require qualified vehicle technicians, with many needing those with specialisms in paint work, electrics, body work and exhaust fitting. You could even set your sights on managing and then owning a garage, as you’ll learn the necessary leadership and business skills with us too!
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Garage managers & proprietors||1,683||1,733||£40,690|
|Vehicle body builders & repairers||2,335||2,407||£31,380|
|Vehicle paint technicians||1,279||1,314||£30,509|
|Vehicle technicians, mechanics & electricians||19,490||20,158||£28,817|
|Tyre, exhaust & windscreen fitters||1,232||1,263||£26,550|
|Vehicle & parts salespersons and advisers||4,319||4,475||£22,874|
Jobs Figures, 2016 - 20
There are predicted to be 10,012 new jobs with an estimated 1,252 annual openings.
The current average wage for automotive related occupations is £30,136 per year.
If you love tinkering with cars and are never happier than when you’re wearing overalls and figuring out how things work, a career in the automotive industry could be just around the corner.