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) Average Salary
Garage managers & proprietors £38,700
Automotive Service Manager £35,000
Vehicle paint technicians £28,700
Vehicle technicians, mechanics & electricians £28,000
Vehicle body builders & repairers £26,500
Vehicle & parts salespersons and advisers £24,300
Tyre, exhaust & windscreen fitters £24,100

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 853 new jobs with an estimated 2,980 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for automotive related occupations is £28,383 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.

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