Nowadays the motor vehicle industry is about so much more than just cars! With companies like Tesla leading the way in developing cutting-edge technology, a career in this field could be one of the most interesting and varied around.
Arron Fairweather, former Motor Vehicle Maintenance & Repair student
Picking the right course is the first step in your automotive career! There are loads of different pathways to choose from, including Body and Paint Work, Maintenance and Repair or a general overview of both. Whether you choose a full-time study programme and pick your own specialism, or apply for an Apprenticeship, we're sure to have something that suits you and your learning style.
Of course, the exact nature of the work you will do depends on the course that you choose, but all of our programmes share some common themes such as:
You can only learn so much in the classroom. To be really confident in your knowledge and abilities you'll need some practical experience. Luckily, all of our automotive programmes will allow you to do just that!
As a student at The Sheffield College, you will be encouraged to spend time with an employer in a real-life working environment as part of your study programme. This could be experience of work or an industry placement, depending on what kind of course you are studying.
Our motor vehicle students are based at our recently refurbished Olive Grove Campus, where we've invested over £8 million in state-of-the-art automotive facilities so that you're getting the very best experience and are ready to start employment when you leave us.
One of the best ways to prepare yourself for the world of work is to get hands-on experience before you leave college. Our motor vehicle study programmes will not only give you the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment, but you will also be able to take advantage of visits to local industry employers and work experience placements as organised through your course.
There are so many career paths available within the automotive sector, with a wide variety of roles coming up across the region:
Whilst we offer automotive programmes from Entry Level all the way up to Level 3, why not take a minute to find out a bit more about our Level 1 Maintenance and Repair study programme?
Choosing a career path when you've only just left school can seem like a daunting prospect, but our Careers Advice Team are on hand to offer you the best impartial careers guidance going.
They can help you to figure out the kind of jobs that you might enjoy based on your interests, skills and hobbies; or if you already have a pretty good idea of what you'd like to do in the future they can give you some pointers on how to go further and land your dream job. You can talk to them whether you're still deciding on a course or even if you're about to make the jump from education into full-time work.
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