Career Opportunities in the automotive industry

Today’s rapidly growing automotive industry encompasses over 40 different career pathways, covering everything from working with internal combustion engines, paint and panel repairs, and selling cars and motorcycles, to the electrification and automation of vehicles, which is bringing about a vast range of opportunities for young people looking to drive positive change in the industry.

With many sectors experiencing real demand for employees due to growth in the trade, the automotive industry can offer job security and prosperous career development, and there has never been a more exciting time for the next generation to take their first steps along the automotive career pathway. There really is something for everyone!

Some of the current career pathways within the automotive industry include:

  • Automotive Technician (Mechanic)
  • Automotive Air Conditioning Technician
  • Electric Vehicle Technician
  • Automotive Service Technician
  • Outdoor Power Equipment Technician
  • Bicycle Technician
  • MotorSport Technician
  • Automotive Tyre Technician
  • Automotive Electrical Technician
  • Automotive Underbody Technician
  • Motorcycle Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Heavy Vehicle Mechanic (Trucks)
  • Mobile Plant Mechanic (Tractors)
  • Agricultural Equipment Technician
  • Engine Reconditioner
  • Trailer Technician
  • Vehicle Trimmer
  • Vehicle Glazer
  • Marine Mechanic
  • Vehicle Loss Assessor
  • Alternate Fuel Technician (LPG, LNG)
  • Driveline Technician
  • Automotive Brake Specialist
  • Automotive Cooling Technicians
  • Automotive Sales
  • Automotive Part Recycler
  • Vehicle Body Collision Repair
  • Vehicle Refinishing
  • Service Station Attendant
  • Automotive Parts Interpreters
  • Vehicle Detailer
  • Diesel Fuel Specialist
  • Automotive Dealers

There are also significant career opportunities arising from new technologies and innovation including:

  • Advanced manufacturing and 3d printing for parts
  • Advanced driver assistance systems and sensor technology
  • Autonomous and semi-autonomous vehicles
  • New fuels, particularly hydrogen
  • Infrastructure for new fuels
  • Connecting vehicles and infrastructure
  • Waste management and recycling for automotive parts, particularly tyres and body parts
  • Mobility solutions and last-mile transportation