What does it involve?
The automotive industry offers roles that involve installing maintaining and repairing all types of vehicles and more.
Normally an 8-hour day; sometimes working longer may be required.
Automotive work is varied and can include;
- Servicing and repairing light or heavy vehicles and their components
- Repairing, restoring and spray-painting vehicles
- Installing, maintaining and repairing electric and electronic components in vehicles.
Training is tailored to the type of work you do.
How could I get into the industry?
You can join from school (NCEA Level 2), pre-trade courses or move into the industry from another career.
What kind of jobs could I do?
The automotive industry employs almost 60,000 New Zealanders in jobs such as:
- Automotive technician - Light vehicles (cars and motorbikes)
- Automotive technician - Heavy vehicles (trucks, tractors and diggers etc.)
- Automotive electrical
- Collision repair technician (Panelbeater)
- Refinisher (Spraypainter)
Does this sound like you?
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