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
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.
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
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.