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Motor Vehicle

If you have a passion for cars or engineering then our specialist training courses will provide you with an introduction to the industry and the skills for a rewarding career.

The Motor Vehicle Department

If you have a passion for cars or engineering then our specialist training courses could provide you with an introduction to the industry, or build on existing skills developed in the industry and further your career opportunities.

It is a great time to be working in the Motor Vehicle industry as the sector is predicted to have record growth in the coming years.

3 Good Reasons

According to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders - Motor Industry Facts 2014, there are:

  • 731,000 people employed across the UK automotive industry
  • 100,000 new automotive jobs to be created by 2020
  • £59.3 billion generated in turnover each year by the UK automotive industry
What You Can Expect

The UK automotive industry is bucking trends across Europe by achieving record growth, creating thousands of jobs and attracting major inward investment. You will learn in our Motor Vehicle Centre on real vehicles to help you master the business side of the industry as well as your technical skills.

Gain practical experience and the technical knowledge needed to work as a Service Technician, carrying out maintenance/repairs on cars, vans and other light vehicles in garages, dealerships and maintenance depots.

All courses are accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry awarding body.

Progression

Below are some of the career opportunities available within the Motor Vehicle industry:

  • Light vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Heavy vehicle maintenance and repair
  • Motorcycle maintenance and repair
  • Fast-fit operations (tyres, exhausts, batteries, etc)
  • Accident repair
  • Body building
  • Parts distribution and supply
  • Vehicle sales
  • Vehicle rental and leasing (self-drive or with driver)
  • Roadside assistance and recovery
  • Lift truck maintenance and repair
  • Motorsport maintenance and repair
Links to Other Organisations

To find out more about the Motor Vehicle industry please visit:

  • Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) www.smmt.co.uk
  • Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) www.theimi.org.uk (Sector Skills Council for the automotive retail industry)
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