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Automotive Engineer

Do you dream of a career where innovation and passion collide to shape the future of the automotive industry? As an Automotive Engineer, you could be at the forefront of cutting-edge technology, crafting sleek and powerful vehicles that push the boundaries of speed, efficiency, and sustainability.

Every day brings new challenges and opportunities to design, optimise, and refine the mechanical marvels that redefine our concept of transportation. From enhancing performance and safety to developing electric and autonomous vehicles – you hold the keys to revolutionising the way we move.

By kickstarting a career in this dynamic field, you’ll embark on an unforgettable journey that combines science, artistry and adrenaline to shape the automotive landscape of tomorrow.

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The Pluses

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Adventure

Working at sea offers a chance to travel and see the world, visiting ports and destinations that many people never have the opportunity to experience.

Accomplish

Working at sea can be physically and mentally demanding, but the satisfaction of a job well done can be very rewarding. 

Unique

The dynamic and ever-changing environment at sea can be both challenging and exciting, and offers a unique work experience that sets it apart from traditional land-based careers.

Advance

There are many opportunities for career advancement in the maritime industry, and the skills and experience gained working at sea can be valuable for future job opportunities. .

Dream Team

Life at sea can foster a strong sense of community, as crew members work and live closely together for extended periods of time. 

Benefit

Many careers at sea offer competitive salaries, health insurance, and other benefits, which can be a significant draw for those looking for financial stability.

The Pluses

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Shape the FutureYou’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, developing and implementing new concepts, designs and technologies that will shape the future of the automotive industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, developing and implementing new concepts, designs and technologies that will shape the future of the automotive industry.
Concept to ProductionBeing involved in the entire product development process, from initial design to final production, provides the opportunity to benefit millions of people who may go on to use your vehicles.

Being involved in the entire product development process, from initial design to final production, provides the opportunity to benefit millions of people who may go on to use your vehicles.
Solve Real-World ProblemsPresenting complex challenges that require creative problem-solving skills, you'll constantly face new and exciting problems to solve – whether it's improving fuel efficiency, enhancing safety features, or optimising vehicle performance.

Presenting complex challenges that require creative problem-solving skills, you'll constantly face new and exciting problems to solve – whether it's improving fuel efficiency, enhancing safety features, or optimising vehicle performance.
Safety & Sustainability Your work will directly impact society by improving transportation, safety and environmental sustainability. Your developments could help to make transportation safer, greener and more accessible for everyone.

Your work will directly impact society by improving transportation, safety and environmental sustainability. Your developments could help to make transportation safer, greener and more accessible for everyone.
Life Long LearningYou’ll have opportunities for personal and professional growth in a constantly-evolving industry. With new technologies, regulations and needs emerging every day, you’ll be encouraged to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your career.

You’ll have opportunities for personal and professional growth in a constantly-evolving industry. With new technologies, regulations and needs emerging every day, you’ll be encouraged to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your career.
Turn a Passion into a CareerIf you have a genuine passion for cars, engineering and mobility, working as an Automotive Engineer will allow you to pursue your interests while building a rewarding career.

If you have a genuine passion for cars, engineering and mobility, working as an Automotive Engineer will allow you to pursue your interests while building a rewarding career.

The Pluses

There are so many reasons to become an Automotive Engineer, here are just a few plus points to take into account whilst making your decision.

Shape the Future

You’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, developing and implementing new concepts, designs and technologies that will shape the future of the automotive industry.

Concept to Production

Being involved in the entire product development process, from initial design to final production, provides the opportunity to benefit millions of people who may go on to use your vehicles.

Solve Real-World Problems

Presenting complex challenges that require creative problem-solving skills, you'll constantly face new and exciting problems to solve – whether it's improving fuel efficiency, enhancing safety features, or optimising vehicle performance.

Safety & Sustainability

Your work will directly impact society by improving transportation, safety and environmental sustainability. Your developments could help to make transportation safer, greener and more accessible for everyone.

Life Long Learning

You’ll have opportunities for personal and professional growth in a constantly-evolving industry. With new technologies, regulations and needs emerging every day, you’ll be encouraged to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your career.

Turn a Passion into a Career

If you have a genuine passion for cars, engineering and mobility, working as an Automotive Engineer will allow you to pursue your interests while building a rewarding career.

Shape the FutureYou’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, developing and implementing new concepts, designs and technologies that will shape the future of the automotive industry.

You’ll have the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology, developing and implementing new concepts, designs and technologies that will shape the future of the automotive industry.
Concept to ProductionBeing involved in the entire product development process, from initial design to final production, provides the opportunity to benefit millions of people who may go on to use your vehicles.

Being involved in the entire product development process, from initial design to final production, provides the opportunity to benefit millions of people who may go on to use your vehicles.
Solve Real-World ProblemsPresenting complex challenges that require creative problem-solving skills, you'll constantly face new and exciting problems to solve – whether it's improving fuel efficiency, enhancing safety features, or optimising vehicle performance.

Presenting complex challenges that require creative problem-solving skills, you'll constantly face new and exciting problems to solve – whether it's improving fuel efficiency, enhancing safety features, or optimising vehicle performance.
Safety & Sustainability Your work will directly impact society by improving transportation, safety and environmental sustainability. Your developments could help to make transportation safer, greener and more accessible for everyone.

Your work will directly impact society by improving transportation, safety and environmental sustainability. Your developments could help to make transportation safer, greener and more accessible for everyone.
Life Long LearningYou’ll have opportunities for personal and professional growth in a constantly-evolving industry. With new technologies, regulations and needs emerging every day, you’ll be encouraged to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your career.

You’ll have opportunities for personal and professional growth in a constantly-evolving industry. With new technologies, regulations and needs emerging every day, you’ll be encouraged to expand your knowledge and skills throughout your career.
Turn a Passion into a CareerIf you have a genuine passion for cars, engineering and mobility, working as an Automotive Engineer will allow you to pursue your interests while building a rewarding career.

If you have a genuine passion for cars, engineering and mobility, working as an Automotive Engineer will allow you to pursue your interests while building a rewarding career.

There are so many reasons to become an Automotive Engineer, here are just a few plus points to take into account whilst making your decision.

To become an Automotive Engineer, you should consider studying GCSEs in maths, science, Information Technology and Design. You could go on to study A Levels, a Diploma or apprenticeship in engineering or car maintenance and repair. You could then progress onto Higher Education to study a Higher Technical Qualification, Apprenticeship or Degree.  

If you’re unsure what level you should be applying for you can find out more how all of the levels compare here

How do I start bullets

Your Journey to Becoming an Automotive Engineer

Vehicle Dynamics
You’ll cover all the principles of vehicle dynamics, including topics such as handling, suspension systems, braking systems, and traction control. You'll learn how to analyse and optimise vehicle performance for stability, cornering and overall handling characteristics, as well as the crucial powertrain systems such as combustion engines, transmission systems, and more.
Design and Manufacturing
You'll learn about design principles, computer-aided design, prototyping, and manufacturing techniques used in the automotive industry, as well as vehicle safety, crashworthiness and impact analyses.
Materials
The course will provide knowledge of the materials used in automotive construction, learning how to analyse their structural integrity and performance under various loads. You’ll also learn about automotive sensors, actuators and electronic control units.

How Do I Start?

To become an Automotive Engineer, you should consider studying GCSEs in maths, science, Information Technology and Design. You could go on to study A Levels, a Diploma or apprenticeship in engineering or car maintenance and repair. You could then progress onto Higher Education to study a Higher Technical Qualification, Apprenticeship or Degree.  

If you’re unsure what level you should be applying for you can find out more how all of the levels compare here

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Motor sport vehicle maintenance and repair Level 2 diploma

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Light vehicle maintenance and repair Level 2 diploma

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Performing Engineering Operations Level 2 Diploma

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Vehicle technology Level 2

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Motor vehicle: Automotive Skills Level 2 certificate

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L2 Autocare Technician Apprenticeship

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Level 3

Engineering Level 3 Extended Diploma

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Engineering Technologies Level 3 Diploma

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Engineering and Manufacturing - Processing and Control Level 3 T Level

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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

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Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship

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Engineering Level 3 T Level

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Science and Engineering Foundation Year

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Light vehicle maintenance and repair Level 3

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Level 3 Diploma in Motorsport Vehicle Maintenance & Repair

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Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair Principles

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Motor Vehicle: Automotive Skills Level 3 diploma

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L3 Motor Vehicle Service And Maintenance Technician Apprenticeship

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Level 4/5

HND General Engineering

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Automotive and Controls Engineering Technician Apprenticeship

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HND Engineering

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HND Automotive Engineering

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HNC Engineering

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FdEng Mechanical Engineering

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FdEng Electronic Engineering

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Level 4-6

BSc (Hons) Engineering Studies (Learning at Work)

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BSc (Hons) Engineering Project Management (Learning at Work)

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BSc (Hons) Engineering and Management Studies (Learning at Work)

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BEng (Hons) Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering

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BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering

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BEng (Hons) Electronic Engineering

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Level 7

MEng Mechanical Engineering

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