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!
In the local community, roles are often available for veterinary nurses and animal charities are regularly in need of those with the skills to rescue and take care of pets. Further afield, you could follow a career as a zookeeper, nature reserve manager, marine biologist or even a genetic researcher!
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|
There are predicted to be 853 new jobs with an estimated 2,980 annual openings.
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.