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Automotive Jobs Overview

Vacancies in the automotive industry include design engineers, project engineers and quality analysts as well as production technicians and operatives on assembly lines. For after sales service, sales and area managers promote the supply of replacement vehicle parts and motor lubricants. Customer facing roles include service advisors in repair centres, workshops and dealerships where they assisting motorists with scheduled and corrective maintenance, invoicing and documentation. Automotive installation technicians work in centres that supply and install audio or tracking equipment and other accessories.

Automotive Jobs Education Requirements

Vocational training is accepted for mechanic positions and apprenticeships may be available in some companies. Jobs at engineer level require a degree or similar qualification in a mechanics subject and, usually, knowledge of CAD packages. In addition, the ability to perform basic engineering calculations is important. At regional sales manager and director level, some roles require applicants to be educated to degree level in an engineering or economics based subject.

Automotive Jobs Market

There are many current vacancies throughout the UK for automotive jobs, in smaller businesses, franchised regional groups and national chains - especially in the Midlands and southern England. Applicants may also wish to browse vacancies for vehicle technician jobs.

Automotive Jobs Salary Information

The salary range for various automotive jobs depends on the role and location. Service technicians or mechanics can expect a UK average annual income ranging between £14,324 and a high of £23,463, with a typical midrange salary of £18,427. Other vacancies on offer can include a combination of roles, such as an MOT and training centre manager post providing vehicle MOT testing as well as full and part time courses on site, offering a salary range from £23,000 to £27,000 per annum. Alternatively, the pay scale for automotive engineer jobs varies from £28,205 to a high of £47,446 per year, with an average midpoint of £33,989.

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