Top 3 Tips For Starting Your Automotive Career
So you want to start an Automotive career? We don’t blame you! Here at MotorServ UK, we have over 15 years of experience in every aspect of the Automotive sector. Over this time we have learnt a lot about how to have a successful Career in this sector. So much so that we have compiled our knowledge into 3 top tips for you to use when starting your Career!
1. Know the market and where you want to be
Before you start your career, you need to be sure of what you want to do! Look into the type of Cars you want to work with, maybe you would find more enjoyment in working with classic Cars over modern Cars? This differs from person to person but it is important to understand what you would enjoy the most. Sometimes, it is not all about money and more about enjoying what you do.
We have learnt from experience that it is almost essential to have a job doing what you like. For us, it’s all about providing the best service possible and seeing the happy face of a happy customer! It is important to gain a wide variety of work experience in different environments. We know how difficult it can be to offer up free time, however, learning and expanding your knowledge can greatly increase your chances during the application process in getting a job.
2. Invest in tools
“A good technician is well equipped”. Having the right tools for the job is important for any technician as every job that they receive will be different. You won’t always have the right tool for the job, especially if you are starting up. It is still important to invest some of your money into tools early on so you will spend less later on and find the Job much easier.
3. Always keep your eye on the future
In our opinion, this is one of the most important tips that we can offer to anyone thinking to start an Automotive career. As much as we love this sector, we know that shortly it will change massively. With the introduction of hybrid and electric Cars, it means that many technicians will have to expand their range of skills. It is important to always keep an eye on the changes in the market as it will constantly evolve.
However, skills and knowledge only make up a small part of the job itself. It’s all about having good personal skills, discipline and ethics to help transform your career. As it’s a commercial sector, it means you will be working with a wide range of people. Providing good Customer service should come first before anything. If you can master that, then you are well on your way to having a successful automotive career!
Those were just 3 tips on how to start your automotive career. If you want to have a look at an Automotive company and learn more about the sector, then please visit our page to find out more. Good luck!