Do your research.
Researching the roles and companies you see yourself working for will help you choose a career path. For example, at Listers we have a variety of roles available with access to further training schemes. We have opportunities for both experienced individuals and those who are keen to get involved as trainees. We pride ourselves on ensuring our employees are comfortable and confident, offering training whilst building on their skills needed to advance their careers.
A great way to get into the automotive industry is to network and speak to people who are in positions you see yourself in. By networking you can gain further advice, insight knowledge and quite possibly someone may recommend you to a particular company. This can be a great way to get your ‘foot in the door’.
Experience and qualifications.
Be aware that certain roles may need certain qualifications, for example, you may want to find and apply for courses in engineering or obtain a forklift license. Of course, qualifications are just half of what’s needed, depending on the role. Entry level roles can be a great way to learn and develop from the very basics, but roles above this will usually require experience. For those that have no experience then entry level roles or apprenticeships can be an essential step at gaining the relevant experience, to then progress further into the company.
There are various ways to get into the automotive industry, but remember to keep up-to-date with the latest news, build an interest in the industry and actively research the areas you see yourself in.
"Acquiring the right talent and developing them is key to our success. We look for many qualities but most importantly integrity, honesty and trust. At Listers we have an environment and culture that encourages our employees to stay, learn, progress and be a part of our long term growth. If you are looking for a career in the motor trade, there is no better place to be." - Dean Hadley, Talent and Resourcing Manager at Listers.