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 an exciting and diverse trade 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. We also offer a course to introducing you to the exciting world of Motorsport, which covers motorsport development and design, track side maintenance, restoration and the management of a race team?
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.
Short courses give you rudimentary skills for general use and include basic car maintenance, moped maintenance and even an introduction to road bike maintenance. There is also a new course to help start up a small garage business.
Progression could be to a job in the motor trade as a mechanic, technician and vehicle sales. There are also opportunities in apprenticeships or develop a career in motorsport.
This subject area has courses which can be taken alongside GCSEs and other qualifications.