Vehicles and transport

Speed up your career progression with an apprenticeship

Vehicles and transport play an essential role society, reducing what were once unnavigable distances to short commutes. Without this important sector, the country would come to a standstill.

This sector can be divided into the automotive industry (or ‘retail motor industry’) and passenger transport. The retail motor industry deals with all aspects of cars, vans and motorcycles as well as lorries and forklift trucks. It’s a broad area, employing professionals who sell vehicles, fix and service them, fit new parts, and even rescue motorists. The passenger transport sector is equally large, employing hundreds of thousands of people to run, drive, and support transport and travel, from aviation to rail and bus to coach.

There are 48 apprenticeships in this sector. New for 2018 is the autocare technician apprenticeship, which will train you in the use of a range of tools, measuring and diagnostic equipment to identify and repair simple system faults. The motor finance specialist, also new, will develop you into an expert who can offer and administer finance packages in the shape of loans or leases to customers buying vehicles.

Interests and skills

Consider a career in vehicles and transport if you enjoy fixing things, dealing with customers or travelling. You may be highly technical, good with people and have a head for numbers.

School subjects

The school subjects that may prepare you for an apprenticeship in vehicles and transport include:

  • DT
  • Science
  • Maths
Further reading

To find out more about apprenticeships in vehicles and transport, visit: gov.uk/education/apprenticeships-traineeships-and-internships

 

Apprenticeships in Vehicles and transport

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Aviation operations on the ground apprenticeship

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Bus and coach engineering and maintenance apprenticeship

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Control/technical support engineering apprenticeship

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Driving goods vehicles apprenticeship

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Electrical/Electronic technical support engineering apprenticeship

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Manufacturing engineering apprenticeship

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Mechatronics maintenance technician apprenticeship

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Multi-skilled vehicle collision repair apprenticeship

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Product design and development technician apprenticeship

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Product design and development engineer apprenticeship

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Rail infrastructure engineering apprenticeship (track and electrification maintenance)

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Rail engineering overhead line construction apprenticeship

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Rail services apprenticeship

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Rail traction and rolling stock engineering apprenticeship

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Vehicle body and paint operations apprenticeship

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Vehicle fitting apprenticeship

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Vehicle maintenance and repair apprenticeship

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Vehicle parts operations apprenticeship

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Vehicle sales apprenticeship

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