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: £40,347
Experienced salary: £52,835

Vehicle Technicians, Mechanics and Electricians

Average salary: £26,666
Experienced salary: £37,788

Tyre, Exhaust and Windscreen Fitters

Average salary: £22,381
Experienced salary: £34,676

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 £40,347 per year. That is about £3,362 per month, or £19 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £19,220 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £52,835 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 £32,449 per year. That is about £2,704 per month, or £16 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £22,180 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £42,756 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 £26,666 per year. That is about £2,222 per month, or £13 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,865 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £37,788 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 £22,381 per year. That is about £1,865 per month, or £11 per hour.

    New workers generally start around £15,150 per year.
    Highly experienced workers can earn as much as £34,676 per year.

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