STUDYING MOTOR VEHICLES AT WESTON COLLEGE
If you’re driven by a love of cars, vans, trucks and motorcycles, then a career in the automotive industry may be top of your list.
There are 35 million registered motor vehicles in the UK, so career opportunities come thick and fast in every town and city across the country. Not only that, the UK is home to manufacturing giants like Vauxhall and Land Rover, premium worldclass brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Rolls Royce, and a host of Formula One teams.
The retail automotive sector employs over 500,000 people with a turnover of a massive £146 billion per year!
Working in automotive involves manufacturing and maintaining vehicles such as cars, buses, and motorcycles. The sector is fast-changing, as it is required to develop with the latest technology, so students will need to be innovative with their approach to solving mechanical problems.
So whether you’re looking to take up a role with a major manufacturer or start your career at a local garage or national dealership, you’ll have your pick of the best careers by the time you complete your study programme with us.
Job roles in the West of England currently include:
We've bundled the best education in the area with career boosted benefits - and are leveraging our contacts as one of the largest Colleges in the country to give you the best possible chance of success.
Weston College works closely with employers from the automotive sector who are always looking for talented and skilled young people to work as mechanics, technicians and fitters.
We work with a range of employer partners and have a number of industry accreditations. These are all important factors in ensuring your study programme with us makes you job-ready. These include: Carbase, Halfords, Institute of the Motor Industry, ADT, Howards Motor Group, Mill Auto and more ...
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This qualification is perfect for you if you’re a school leaver (16-19), looking for a way to break into the motor industry. Offering a general introduction, this predominantly practical approach is ideal for developing new skills and teaching the behaviours and attitudes. It also encourages progressing onto further qualifications to a level...Click Here
Autocare Technician, Apprenticeship
An auto-care technician carries out a range of services and repairs to cars, car-derived vans and light goods vehicles, working in an auto-care or ‘fast-fit’ centre, which may be part of a national chain or operated by a regional or local independent group or owner. This apprenticeship is perfect for you if you have a passion for automobil...Click Here
This course is for school leavers (16-19s) and will teach the automotive enthusiasts, keen to get a head start in the industry. This course is highly practical, so is perfect for gaining the knowledge and skills needed to achieve a career in the industry. Though motor vehicle technicians may focus on one type of vehicle, they are expected to...Click Here
Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician, Apprenticeship
As the daily tasks faced by a Motor Vehicle Technician are ever-changing, this apprenticeship is perfect for developing the vehicle maintenance skills of a school leaver (16-19) leaner who is keen to start a career in a garage, working on all systems found within a vehicle. Studying this course means that you will also be part of our Motor Veh...Click Here
This study programme is for school leavers (16-19s), and will provide you with the opportunity to carry out an in-depth study of vehicle systems and explore the automotive industry. The course is highly practical and engaging to motivate and support learners, as well as gaining key knowledge and skills for achieving a career in the field. Th...Click Here
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The South West Skills Campus offers a state-of-the-art automotive training centre with facilities including:
- Three large industry-standard training garages
- MOT testing centre
- Extensive fleet of high-quality training vehicles including BMWs, Mercedes and Jaguars
- Green car technologies including our own electric vehicle
- Dedicated motorsport environment
- IMI-approved centre
- Virtual reality training
- E-learning suites.
Hear from James Dornor, an Electronic Support Engineer, at Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team!
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