UK Automotive

Skills and Careers

People are at the heart of the UK Automotive – the industry employs 780,000 people across Britain, with 182,000 working directly in manufacturing. Careers in the sector are wide-ranging and continually evolving with the development of new technologies.

Maintaining and growing the UK’s strong skills base is a priority for SMMT to ensure that the British automotive sector remains competitive in the global market.

To help achieve this, SMMT works closely with government and industry on a range of skills issues – from changing young people’s perceptions of careers in the industry, to improving the learning and development opportunities available to those already working in the sector.

skills and careers