Job Descriptions

Use these guides to find out which automotive jobs match your skill set.

Automotive jobs: The complete guide

There are many roles available in the automotive industry, from fleet managers to breakdown engineers, and you’re sure to find one that matches your skillset. It can sometimes be difficult to navigate your employment options, especially if you're at the...

Panel beater job description

Panel beaters, or vehicle body repairers, are responsible for the repair of the bodywork of vehicles. You will use various metalwork techniques to remove dents, repair rusted section, and fix panels together. You will need to finish the bodywork in a way...

Vehicle fitter job description

Vehicle fitters are responsible for replacing or repairing parts that have been damaged or worn. These typically include batteries, exhausts, or tyres. You could work on vehicles from motorcycles to lorries depending on what your employer specialises in....

Fleet manager job description

A fleet manager is responsible for the vehicles that are owned by large companies, government agencies, or any other major organisation. This role could be responsible for a range of fleet sizes - from tens to thousands of vehicles. Fleet managers are...

Car Mechanic Job Description

As the number of cars on the road grows, so will the need for car mechanics. Garages are required to perform yearly MOTs on every car over three years old, and repair of any vehicles that have issues. They will also perform services on cars which are...

Automotive Electrician job description

The electrical systems of modern cars are becoming more and more complicated and with the number of electric cars being produced on the up, the need for automotive electricians is also increasing. As an automotive electrician, you will be responsible for...

Breakdown Engineer job description

Breakdown engineers respond to people who have broken down on the side of the road. Those needing help will call a recovery service and the recovery service will send out a breakdown engineer. You will then travel to the site of the breakdown, talk to the...

Service advisor job description

If you enjoy working with customers, can communicate well, and have an interest in the automotive industry, a career as a service advisor could be for you. Service advisors work as part of a customer service team, dealing with motorists and corporate...

Automotive sales job description

Vehicle sales executives will spend their time working with individual customers to understand their needs, help them view and test drive the most appropriate vehicle, and agree the sale. Car sales jobs are often commission based, so it is vital that those...

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