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NFDA 19/05/2023

The retail side of the automotive industry employs nearly 600,000 people and is one of the biggest and most varied sectors.  There are automotive dealerships all over the UK and your local one might have the right opportunity for you to kick-start and develop your professional career.

Drive My Career, powered by The National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA) is a unique web based initiative designed to help young people find their dream job within the automotive industry.

Is a career in the automotive industry right for me?

The industry is going through a number of big changes which makes it one of the most exciting sectors to work for. It is advancing at a fast pace and there are plenty of new skills to learn at the beginning of the revolution. With the ever-increasing involvement of technology, as well as a number of other trends facing the industry such as electrification, the need for new solutions and new experts has never been more apparent.

The sector offers such a wide range of opportunities that no matter what your strongest skills or personality traits are, you will be able to find the position that suits you!

What types of jobs are available in the automotive industry?

There are a lot of entry-level jobs available alongside others that may require specific qualifications. Overall, if you have the right motivation and are ready to learn, the industry will support and train you. Many automotive professionals started from the bottom, worked their way up and are now experienced leaders shaping the future of the industry.

Sectors include:

  • Customer Service
  • Marketing & Digital Communication
  • Logistics & Part Distribution
  • HR & Recruitment
  • Vehicle Mechanics
  • IT & Web Development
  • Administration
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Sales
  • Legal

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About the RMI

The Retail Motor Industry represents the interests of operators in England, Wales, Northern Ireland and the Isle of Man providing sales and services to motorists and businesses. The RMI has a formal association with the independent Scottish Motor Trade Association which represents the retail motor industry in Scotland.