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23rd November 2018

Why You Should Work in the Motor Trade

We look at the top five reasons why now is a great time to consider a job in the automotive industry.

1. Variety

There is a huge variety of roles available in the motor trade and lots of opportunities. The most obvious are in sales and technical, but there are also opportunities in marketing, logistics, administration, managerial, law and finance. If you’ve studied in any of these areas, or if you have similar experience from any other industry, you’re likely to find that those skills are transferable to the automotive trade; it’s just a question of finding the right job for you. And don’t only think about ‘cars’ – the motor trade covers a really wide range of vehicle types.

2. Stability

Whilst you might have heard some scare stories, the motor industry is still a key part of the UK economy, accounting for more than £82 billion turnover and in excess of 856,000 people working across the wider automotive industry[1]. As a result, once you start working in the motor trade, you’ll find that, on the whole, your job is secure.

3. Technology

Do you love cars? Are you into tech? A job in the motor trade could be perfect for you. Designers and engineers are constantly innovating and developing exciting new ‘kit’ both under bonnets and inside the vehicles. With an increased focus on environmental issues, companies are constantly looking for the next game changer. This keeps your job interesting and ever-changing

4. Job satisfaction

If you’re customer-focused, you can find a great deal of satisfaction working in the motor trade. You’ll often find yourself helping people to fulfil their dream – the dream of owning a new car. You might help someone find exactly the right kind of vehicle for their job. Or perhaps you’re fixing a much-beloved family campervan. There’s also the question of earning a wage and, within the motor trade, you get out what you put in. If you’re willing to work hard and put in the hours, then you’ll find it to be very lucrative.

5. Training and development

Car dealerships and other parts of the sector are well structured. This means that you’ll have plenty of opportunities for training and development. Many of those now working as managers in dealerships started their careers as apprentices, but it’s never too late to begin a career in the motor trade. Advancement is often clearly mapped and you’ll have targets that help you to understand what you’re aiming for.

Let us help you to choose the right job for you. We have a wide range of positions available on our website www.kream.net but, even if there’s nothing that catches your eye right now, you can register with us and we’ll let you know as soon as something suitable comes up. We’re always happy to have a friendly chat on the phone. You can call Andy or Matthew on 01884 260030 or email enquiries@kream.net.


[1] https://www.smmt.co.uk/industry-topics/uk-automotive/

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