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Tips To Finding A Career in the Automotive Industry

Aut Auto Career Blog

If you are passionate about cars or vehicles, then there’s a chance that you’ve considered a career in the automotive industry at some point.

With many aspects to the industry, it can be an appealing sector to get into, as well as the appealing salaries and career advancement opportunities that can be available, if that is what you’re looking for.

If this is you, you are not alone as there are thousands of people each year coming into the field, whether that be straight from school at apprenticeship level or a graduate looking for their first position, there are many avenues available to suit every goal and dream.  

Do Your Research

Firstly it’s important to research the various positions available. There are different levels into the automotive industry and applying for ‘entry-level’ positions is a good foot in the door and will enable you to find out more about a role or company before progressing. If you’re not sure in the direction you wish to go in, it’s a great way of finding your feet and understanding what is available before you make a career choice.

Larger companies may offer different opportunities than smaller ones however smaller garages or organisations may be able to offer more in-depth and one to one training or tailoring to help you when you initially start out.

Different roles in the automotive industry

It’s important to get familiar with the roles available when you’re doing your research and to know what these roles entail. This will help you in job choices and direction. There may be certain roles that you simply don’t have a desire to do but others may excite and inspire you.

Here are some examples:

Welder / Cutter / Brazer

Assembler / Fabricator

Machine operator


Quality Controller

Production Manager

Forklift driver



Try Networking

A good way to get your ‘foot in the door’ is by networking and creating and developing contacts in the industry that you can tap into and help you land the job that you’re looking for. This could be through social media, job fairs, sending letters or speaking to people you already know, it’s a great way to get your name known and to show interest to those already in the industry. Networking will also help your research and help you to have a better understanding of the various automotive positions and career choices available.

Use the experts

Using an agency that already has contacts in the automotive sector will give you better chances of finding a good-match job for you. They will be able to advise of companies looking to employ at your level and opportunities that you may not be aware of.

That’s where we come in! Here at Autoskills, we look to place individuals in roles and positions that are tailored to your skills are career desires. We can guide and direct you and also help boost the confidence needed with applying for a new position. With many years in the industry, we are specialists in the automotive career sector and want to help you achieve your dream career.

Get in touch if you’d like help in finding the ultimate automotive job for you!