To follow a career in Automotive Engineering, we offer a range of full and part-time courses, as well as customised training programmes for the motor industry. Students can also gain refinishing skills for the aeronautical industry.

Our centres feature the latest equipment, including rolling road and diagnostic assessment facilities, welding and fabrication facilities, USI spray booths, plus hybrid technology and vehicle climate control systems.

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Top career opportunities

Mechanical engineers

Average salary: £39,083
Experienced salary: £61,422

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Average salary: £28,142
Experienced salary: £40,997

Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters

Average salary: £23,192
Experienced salary: £33,779

Top jobs in sector

  • Mechanical engineers
    What does this career do?

    Mechanical engineers undertake research and design, direct the manufacture and manage the operation and maintenance of engines, machines, aircraft, vehicle and ships’ structures, building services and other mechanical items.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Honours, Bachelor's degree

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £39,083 per year. That is about £3,256 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £25,293 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £61,422 per year.

  • Engineering technicians
    What does this career do?

    Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £29,598 per year. That is about £2,466 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,926 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £44,678 per year.

  • Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians
    What does this career do?

    Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £28,142 per year. That is about £2,345 per month, or £14 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,074 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £40,997 per year.

  • Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
    What does this career do?

    Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters fit, repair and adjust tyres, exhausts and windscreens on cars, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles.

    What are the entry requirements?

    Level 2 NVQ; GCSE at grades A*-C

    How well does it pay?

    Normal pay is around £23,192 per year. That is about £1,932 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £16,910 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £33,779 per year.

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