Kangan Institute Blog

Drive Your Enthusiasm Towards a Career in Automotive

As the New Year approaches, we are always eager to help you take the next step in your career. The automotive sector is one of the most progressive and exciting in the world, constantly providing new career opportunities for those seeking to enter it.

Whether you’re interested in sales and business, or manufacturing and mechanics, there are so many positives to why you should consider a career in the automotive industry.

Technological Advancements

The automotive sector sits right at the forefront of technological advancements and is constantly experiencing growth. From the discovery of new fuels, manufacturing techniques or lighter materials, there is always a constant search for innovation. Fresh ideas are welcome and always encouraged, as more and more companies invest a huge amount of money into their employees researching and experimenting with the latest and greatest. There are not many industries that open doors and opportunities for you to be involved in new technological advancements, which makes working with automotives all the more exciting.


In terms of the jobs on offer, the automotive industry is one of the most diverse in the world. Once you are qualified, there are countless avenues in which you can explore, all accompanying a variety of interests and talents. Whether you’re interested in the business side, or development, the manufacturing of vehicles, finance, marketing, project management, sales, international development or even the environment. The possibilities really are endless.

What Opportunities are Available?

So many people are in search of a career that offers them development opportunities and good future prospects and in the world of motoring; the world is your oyster. What may start out as a pre-apprenticeship or TAFE course, could result in you owning your own business. The industry is a growing, global practice and there is always a demand for talented and passionate individuals.

What Characteristics is Needed for a Career in Automotive?

Like every industry however, it definitely takes a certain type of person to succeed in the world of motoring. If you’ve always dreamed of succeeding in this field, you should be:


They say if you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life. That’s why you find so many people who are driven and passionate within the automotive industry. This passion drives talent, providing opportunities for people to pursue their talents, improving productivity and job satisfaction.

A Problem–Solver

Above all else, those working in the automotive industry are real problem solvers. They rely on their analytical abilities to spot problems early, working to solve them through research, development and manufacturing. This is important so you can ensure that what you create is doing exactly what the customer desires, also giving ample room for innovation.

Skills in Customer Service

Great mechanics are able to relate well to customers, communicating effectively to translate technical jargon into plain English with ease. This will help to settle nerves about diagnosis and repair suggestions, helping to increase their level of satisfaction with your company.

Getting Certified

Being up to date in all certifications is an important requirement of working in the automotive industry. Not only does it demonstrate a sense of motivation and ambition to employers, but also when dealing with customers. Adequate certifications also ensures that optimum safety is being considered, as well as the latest technologies and techniques of the industry.

If you are wondering how to become a mechanic, or how to get into in the automotive industry, there are a number of routes you can take.

Completing a pre apprenticeship is a great way to start your automotive training before you move on to an Apprenticeship.

You may also be interested in

Meet Kangan Institute's 2022 Teacher of the Year
Meet Kangan Institute's 2022 Teacher of the Year
Working in aged care video
Working in aged care video
Become a disability worker
Become a disability worker