Motor Vehicle at Sunderland College

What's it all about?

Most people who work in the automotive industry have a real passion for cars and bikes. There are lots of exciting changes happening in the industry with new technological advancements. You could work for an independent garage, transport and construction company,or car dealership.

Motor Vehicle at Sunderland College

Who is it for?

You will need to have a real interest in the industry and be knowledgeable about its technology. You will also need to have excellent maths and IT skills, good communication skills, the ability to problem solve and an attention to detail.

Motor Vehicle at Sunderland College

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills:Nissan, HB Body, Roar Polishing, Supertune Automotive.

Motor Vehicle at Sunderland College
95.4%

of our motor vehicle students progressed to employment or further study.*

*Destination data, academic year 2016/17 (FT FE 16-18 students)

College of the Year

*Pearson BTEC College of the Year 2019

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for motor vehicle students including:

  • State-of-the-art workshop with lifting equipment, a tyre changing area, MOT test bay, snap-on lifts, the latest model Nissan cars and an engine overhaul bay.

  • Industry-standard spray booths including computer controlled drying speeds for both water and solvent paints.

Expert & friendly support

Careers

There will be 47,222 motor vehicle jobs in 2024 (NE).

Careers could include: MOT Tster, Automotive Engineer, Light Vehicle Service Technician or Paint Sprayer.

There are currently 8,544 Vehicle Technicians employed in our local region and they earn £23,483 a year.

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians

Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians accept calls for help and repair and service the mechanical parts and electrical/electronic circuitry and components of cars, lorries, buses, motorcycles and other motor vehicles, and repair and service auto air-conditioning systems.

Medium Salary

£ 28142

7788 people employed as Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians in the current year.

Vehicle body builders and repairers

Job holders in this unit group construct and repair the bodies of road vehicles, and fit interior and exterior fittings to vehicle bodies.

Medium Salary

£ 24148

839 people employed as Vehicle body builders and repairers in the current year.