Top Careers in the Automotive Industry

If you’re someone who has always been interested in cars and the automotive industry but are unsure how to kick start your career, we can help. We’ve put together some of the top careers in the automotive industry to help you on your way.

Automotive Technician

Automotive technicians are responsible for conducting vehicle service and repair. This can include stripping, fitting and replacing parts. They are also responsible for answering customer queries and checking over work done by other technicians. Automotive technicians will need relevant experience in the industry and could become specialists in particular brands for greater chances of higher salaries.

Automotive Mechanic

Automotive mechanics are assigned to diagnose any issues or malfunctions within a vehicle, as well as repair and replace parts, test electronic components and inspect new vehicles for any signs of possible damage. They should also have the ability to handle customer service to a high level and have relevant experience in the industry.

Auto Body Technician

An auto body technician often works for a manufacturer and is responsible for guiding auto body mechanics, including diagnosing issues, repairing them and replacing faulty parts. Auto body technicians will often be required to attend regular training sessions and coordinate parts with the parts manager. They should have relevant qualifications, strong technical knowledge and working experience.

Auto Electrician

Auto electricians are responsible for maintaining the electric and electronic components within a vehicle, as well as inspecting the finished product for accuracy and safety. Automotive electricians should have previous experience in the field, have excellent customer service skills and knowledge in Office Word or Excel.

Automotive Painter

Automotive technicians can specialise in vehicle painting. This requires professional knowledge of paint mixtures and the different painting techniques that can be used on automobiles. Automotive painters should have prior experience as an automotive paint professional. Candidates should also be able to perform mechanical work for extended periods of time.

At S&B Automotive Academy, we offer a huge range of apprenticeships and courses that can help to propel you into any one of the above career choices. We offer training in the complete range of automotive disciplines including heavy vehicles, bus and coach, light vehicles, parts, body repair, paint, multi-discipline and auto-electrical.

For more information, you can get in touch with a member of the S&B team by visiting our contact page or by giving us a call on 0117 953 3001.