Careers event showcases opportunities within the automotive industry

10 October 2011 #SMMT News

On 12 October at Rockingham, young people will have the chance to learn more about job opportunities available in the UK’s motor industry at a special automotive-themed careers fair.

Organised by the Education Enterprise Foundation (EEF), the event will feature workshops and displays covering the industry, further and higher education courses, national qualification routes, the world of karting, motor sport and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathmatics) schools programmes. A look at working in the media and career opportunities specifically for women in the automotive industry will also be part of the programme.

Director of EEF, Graham Lloyd, said, “The event will be a fantastic opportunity for students from across the Midlands to hear first-hand from people who are passionate about this vibrant and exciting industry. The event will demonstrate just how big the automotive sector is and that it’s not all just about cars.”

National engineering and automotive companies including Babcock International, Caterpillar, Halfords Auto Centres, Jaguar Land Rover, Perkins Engines and Snap-On Tools will share their experiences, while driving and riding experiences will be provided by the AA, ASDA and the Motor Cycle Industries’ ‘Get On’ programme.

Chief Executive of Rockingham, Charlotte Orton, added, “At Rockingham we have always believed in playing a part in promoting the automotive industry as a great place to work. Our concern goes beyond motorsport and we need to play our part in making young people aware of what an interesting industry we are part of, as they are an essential part of its future success.”

The event will also highlight the great wealth of opportunity available on Rockingham’s doorstep, with organisations such as Centurion Automotive, Nital Training and Development, Tresham College, the Institute of Operations Management and local automotive dealerships all taking part. To find out more, click here.

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