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Sector Overview

Sector Overview

Candidates imageStarting out in the motor industry

We rely on motor industry professionals for so many skills and services. From putting a car through its MOT, to making sure our buses and ambulances are in good working order. Manufacturers continue to push the boundaries of technology. As technology grows as do the skills required – from electric vehicles and air conditioning units to electric ignitions and GPS systems.

So if you are interested in a career in the motor industry, there really is something for everyone.

What path to take

Here are just some of the job roles in the retail motor industry today. To find out more about these and other roles, take a trip to Autocity’s World of Work. Developed by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Autocity has been designed with you in mind. You can find out all about careers in the motor industry and how you can get started on your journey.

Maintenance and Repair

  • Vehicle Technician
  • Senior Technician
  • Motorcycle Service Technician
  • Auto Electrician

Body and Paint

  • Paint Technician
  • Restoration Technician 
  • Vehicle Damage Assessor


  • Customer Service Advisor
  • Sales Manager
  • Receptionist


  • Electric Vehicle Engineer
  • Machinery Operator