Updated: Thursday, September 10th 2020
Nowadays the motor vehicle industry is about so much more than just cards! With companies like Tesla leading the way in developing cutting-edge technology, a career in this field could be one of the most interesting and varied around.
Our study programmes combine hands-on practical work in our industry-standard workshops; with the relevant theory and technical knowledge. No matter what level you start at, you'll have the opportunity to get your hands on the tools and equipment you'll use in the workplace, perfectly preparing you for employment. What's more, we have fantastic links with local employers so you can go further in your career with work experience, placements or an Apprenticeship!
Whilst we offer Automotive courses from Entry level all the way up to Level 3, why not take a minute to find out a bit more about our Level 1 Maintenance and Repair study programme?
Check out the quick facts below and watch the video to see our FAQs about this course!
Picking the right course is the first step in your Automotive career! There are loads of different pathways to choose from, including Body and Paint Work, Maintenance and Repair or a general overview of both. Whether you choose a full-time study programme and pick your own specialism, or apply for an Apprenticeship, we're sure to have something that suits you and your learning style.
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Of course, the exact nature of the work you will do depends on the course that you choose, but all of our Automotive programmes share some common themes such as:
You can only learn so much in the classroom. To be really confident in your knowledge and abilities you'll need some practical experience. Luckily, all of our Automotive programmes will allow you to do just that!
Throughout your studies, you will be encouraged to engage directly with local employers so that you can learn from their experience. Whether that's visiting the workshops of local mechanics, or participating in a masterclass, we know that getting that first hand experience us vital.
The tutors at Olive Grove also have lots of experience and enthusiasm for their industry and your development. Many of them have worked in the automotive industry, so they're the ideal people to help you apply your newly acquired knowledge and skills in the real world.
As a student at The Sheffield College, you will be encouraged to spend time with an employer in a real-life working environment as part of your study programme. This could be experience of work or an industry placement, depending on what kind of course you are studying.
What's in it for me?
Our motor vehicle students are based at our recently refurbished Olive Grove Campus, where we've invested over £8 million in state-of-the-art automotive facilities so that you're getting the very best experience and are ready to start employment when you leave us.
Why not use the 360 tour to explore our top-class facilities?
One of the best ways to prepare yourself for the world of work is to get hands-on experience before you leave college. Our motor vehicle study programmes will not only give you the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment, but you will also be able to take advantage of visits to local industry employers and work experience placements as organised through your course.
There are so many career paths available within the Automotive sector, with a wide variety of roles coming up across the region:
Choosing a career path when you've only just left school can seem like a daunting prospect, but our Careers Advice Team are on hand to offer you the best impartial careers guidance going.
They can help you to figure out the kind of jobs that you might enjoy based on your interests, skills and hobbies; or if you already have a pretty good idea of what you'd like to do in the future they can give you some pointers on how to go further and land your dream job. You can talk to them whether you're still deciding on a course or even if you're about to make the jump from education into full-time work.
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