05 Mar 2024

Automotive students keen on sector, but pessimistic on pay survey finds

42% of students on automotive college courses are not confident they will be able to get a well-paid job within the industry after completing their course, according to the results of Autotech Academy’s Automotive Future Survey Report.

Despite this, 95% said they still wanted to pursue career in the automotive industry, with around 15% citing their preference for the practical side of life being a motivating factor. Almost 90% believe they will enjoy their job, and 85% said they are in it for the long-haul.

The survey sought the views of automotive students at 90 colleges across the UK.

Commenting on the findings of the report, Autotech Group Interim CEO Simon King said: “Autotech Academy’s Automotive Future Survey Report’ is a call to action. It highlights the passion, ambition, and potential of the next generation of vehicle technicians and is a reminder that the automotive industry has much to offer in terms of innovation and opportunity.

“Yet, it is essential to continue promoting and supporting the sector to ensure a strong and sustainable future for both the industry and the skilled professionals dedicated to it. By addressing these issues head-on, we can nurture the young talent that will help drive the automotive industry forward and ensure that its future is stable.”

For the full survey, visit: https://autotechrecruit.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2023/09/Autotech-Academy-Automotive-Future-Survey-Report-Sep-2023.pdf