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Are Automotive Careers 'Future-Proof'?

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The world of work is changing, and jobs are evolving. But despite modern advances in technology, there are certain sectors of the automotive industry that should be ‘future proof’ - meaning they’ll always need human beings!


Now more than ever, it’s important for automotive workers to demonstrate their flexibility and show that they possess a range of skills that a computer doesn’t.


Here are some examples of automotive jobs that we think could be 'future-proof'…


HGV/ Vehicle Technicians

Whilst there are lots of good diagnostic machines out there, there will always be problems with motor vehicles that require human input. This is especially true for heavy goods, and other more specialist vehicles. As a vehicle technician, you are able to find complex problems and you have the knowledge to solve them. This is still valuable to lots of employers in the motoring industry.


Sales Representatives

Online shopping might be convenient, but there are lots of people who wouldn’t feel comfortable making a big purchase like a car or van electronically! Car sales representatives are equipped to help customers find exactly what they’re looking for in a vehicle.


They are also able to discuss car finance options. These kinds of financial agreements should really be discussed and signed in person – as we know not everyone reads the terms before clicking ‘I Agree’ online!


Electrical Engineers

JP Morgan estimate that by 2025, electric and hybrid-electric vehicles will account for around 30% of all vehicle sales. Because of this, we anticipate that there will be lots more jobs in this part of the industry - with a particular demand for Electrical engineers - so now could be a really good time to specialise if you haven’t already.


Vehicle Battery Engineers

Another area of the automotive industry where rapid technological advancement is taking place is vehicle batteries. Vehicle Battery Engineers have some of the top earnings in the engineering market – although you will need a Batchelor’s degree and possibly a Master’s to get into this career.


If you’re planning your next automotive career move – Auto Skills UK can help you to find a job that’s right for you. Create a profile with us and upload your CV to get started…