Helping you find a career in the automotive engineering industry
The automotive sector contributes over £20 billion to the UK economy every year. Engineering and design plays a critical role in the automotive sector by designing new vehicles and modifying existing ones.
Many employers within the automotive sector are large, private sector organisations. There are also independent automotive design consultancies, component manufacturers , laboratory testers and oil firms. There are also apprenticeship opportunities with smaller automotive businesses.
An apprenticeship is a recognised route into an engineering position within the automotive sector. Once you build your experience, you can specialise in one of three areas:
- Research & Development (R&D): Involves identifying properties of different materials
- Design: Focuses on designing and developing prototypes for new vehicles or components
- Production: Includes working closely with the manufacturing teams to ensure mechanical systems are correct and working
You'll spend time in a mixture of laboratory, office and factory sites.