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Automotive maintenance, repair and customer service

The automotive retail sector employs some 505,0002 employees, 1.7% of the UK workforce working across 81,5003 business units. In 2008 the automotive retail sector generated £146 billion or 4.7% of all UK turnover and contributed £25 billion or 2.8% of gross value added.

 

Skills requirements

Vehicle technology moves at an incredible pace in the automotive industry. The rate of technological change in the automotive sector is driven by competition, consumer demands and regulation/standards. New makes and models are constantly being launched into the market along with new component parts and materials. Along with the need for regular investment in new equipment etc. there is a constant requirement for businesses to invest in technical training.

 

Future jobs

In total, by 2017, it is forecast that 224,000 people will be required to fill jobs (either for reasons of retirement/people leaving the sector, or by a change in workforce numbers required) in the automotive retail industry. This accounts for 35.7% of the industry.

See www.motor.org.uk for further information

 

Mantra courses and apprenticeships

As a specialist training provider for the automotive sector, Mantra provide qualifications and apprenticeships in both light and heavy vehicle maintenance and repair.

Contact Mantra today to see how we can help you up-skill your workforce and improve your business performance.

 

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