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Job Description

Automotive Engineers are involved in the design, manufacturing and maintenance of engines in cars, motorcycles, vans and other commercial vehicles. They usually specialise in a particular area such as design, research and development or production.

Entry Requirements

You’ll usually need a qualification like an HNC, HND, foundation degree or degree, before starting a 1 to 2 year company training scheme. Relevant subjects include:

  • mechanical engineering
  • electrical or electronic engineering
  • design engineering
  • manufacturing engineering
  • automotive engineering

Courses with work placements or an internship are especially useful.

You could also get into this job through a higher or degree apprenticeship.

Autocity has more information on becoming an automotive engineer.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could progress to senior engineer roles, project team management, general management or consultancy.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Aerospace engineer
  • CAD technician
  • Electrical engineer
  • Materials engineer

Required Skills

  • An interest in motor vehicle engineering and design
  • The ability to analyse and interpret data
  • Good maths and IT skills
  • Able to work on your own initiative
  • The ability to prioritise workloads to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Good problem solving abilities

Starting Salary

£20,000 to £45,000

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