An Automotive Designer will design and manufacture cars, buses, trains, planes, lorries and motorbikes to make them visually desirable as well as efficient, aerodynamic and commercially viable. They will use their artistic and creative flair to draft layouts of components and will work with the engineers to make sure their designs are viable.
You will usually require a degree in automotive engineering, electrical/electronic engineering, mechanical engineering, production and manufacturing engineering.
It isn't essential to have a degree as you could go to college and to a mechanical engineering course and then go onto a degree once knowing what you want to specialise in.
Career Path and Progression
- Supervisory engineer
- Senior positions
- Team management environmental design
- Graphic design field
- Teaching/ lecturing
National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE. Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.
Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.
- The ability to analyse and interpret data
- Problem solving skills
- Able to work effectively in a team
- Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
- A strong interest in design and vehicle engineering
£23,000 to £30,000