Featured Advice
What are your interests?

Realist?

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

Careers Advice

Careers Advice

What advice do you have for school leavers?

If you are interested in working in the industry, make use of your transition year and look for work experience. Approach local companies to seek their assistance to achieve this or ask your career guidance counsellor what contacts they may have in the industry.

Speak to those you may know in the industry to get some guidance from them and knowledge of their experiences.

What advice do you have for career changers?

Familiarise yourself with the aspects of the industry that interest you most. Have an understanding of what's involved in that role as you may require new qualifications. Don't be afraid of change, we all learn by doing but just be aware of what your new career path involves and how you are going to achieve that end goal.  

What advice do you have for those wishing to go back to work?

The Motor Industry offers scope for entrants at all levels, and with various levels of previous experience. Within the industry there are opportunities to move from different sectors.