Automotive manufacturing engineer

Automotive manufacturing engineer

“An automotive manufacturing engineer helps take products from design to manufacture, ensuring that they are launched on time, at cost and to the right quality”

An automotive manufacturing engineer primarily supports the activities involved in bringing design programmes into manufacture. In this role, you’ll be pivotal in the launch planning and smooth delivery of exciting new products or product refresh programmes. During the automotive manufacturing engineer apprenticeship, you’ll focus on the advanced manufacturing techniques and project management skills required to launch products on time, on cost and to the right quality. Your tasks will include producing components using hand fitting, fabrication and joining techniques, using computer-aided design to produce drawings and schematics, preparing and using high-tech equipment, and using computer software packages to assist with and evaluate engineering activities. On completion of the automotive manufacturing engineer apprenticeship, you’ll achieve a degree in engineering.

Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements: Five GCSE, including maths, English and a STEM subject, as well as A-levels in maths and a STEM subject; or engineering BTEC at level 3

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum