The automotive sector currently employs over 737,000 people in the UK, in jobs ranging from design, development, manufacturing, retail, and service and repair. The UK automotive industry invests heavily in training and up-skilling, and the ability for the UK to maintain and continually improve its strong skills base will enable it to remain competitive within a global market.
- New engineering and technology graduates have a starting salary of more than 10% higher than other new UK graduates.
- In 2011 around 9,900 new jobs were created, over 14,000 apprentices recruited and over 12,000 jobs safeguarded by investment across the industry and its supply chain.
- Almost 150,000 (6%) of the 2.5 million people employed in UK manufacturing work within automotive.