Career options and national starting averages include:
- Motor Vehicle Body Repairer £13,500+
- Motor Vehicle Technician £15,000+
You could move on to be an:
- Agricultural Engineer £25,000+
- Experienced Motorsport Engineer £25,000+
Source: National Careers Service
Are you a practical, hands-on person who loves cars and enjoys problem solving and fixing things?
Do you want a career in the exciting automotive industries and choose from diverse trades where you do something different every day?
There is a demand for highly trained mechanics all over the country and Shrewsbury College can give you the start you need in a highly challenging, but rewarding industry. Whether you are considering a career in the motor trade or currently working within the industry, we can help you progress further.
All of our courses are supported by online resources, as well as tutors who are industry experienced professionals, giving you the skills to make you job-ready for the best opportunity to succeed. Our courses provide the practical skills and knowledge needed in vehicle maintenance, servicing, diagnosis and repair. Purpose-built garage and a diagnostic bay are set up to resemble a real-life working environment getting you ready for the world of work.
Our Apprenticeships in Motor Vehicle are proving very popular, offering structured career development that’s supported by the industry. Whilst being in a fully employed position you’ll gain skills, experience and qualifications making you a valuable team member as quickly as possible.
Career opportunities in this industry include motor vehicle maintenance and repair, vehicle body repair, auto electrician and motorsport engineer. You will need a good technical knowledge of how motor vehicles work and excellent practical skills. An awareness of health and safety regulations is important as is a close attention to detail.
Employers include vehicle manufacturing companies, design firms, independent garages or car dealerships. Hours of work may vary but are generally around 40 hours a week, Monday to Saturday.
With experience you could progress to senior technician, workshop supervisor or manager.