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Motorsport Engineer

Motorsport Engineer

“If you have excellent technical knowledge of vehicle engineering and would like to work in the world of motorsport, this job could suit you well.”

As a motorsport engineer you would design, build and test racing cars and bikes in all racing divisions, including single-seater racing (such as Formula 1) and bike racing (such as MotoGP). Your work would often be at the forefront of engineering technology.

In this job you would need to be a good problem solver. You would need to analyse and interpret data. You would also have to work under pressure to meet deadlines.

To get into this job you would normally need experience in vehicle engineering or a related area, such as component manufacturing, electronic controls or mechanics. You would also usually need relevant qualifications, such as a foundation degree, BTEC HNC/HND or degree in motorsport engineering, or a related subject such as mechanical engineering. You may be able to do an Apprenticeship to start out as a technician, and then do further training to qualify as an engineer.

Skills you'll learn at South Devon College

  • excellent automotive technical knowledge
  • problem-solving skills
  • diagnosis and rectification of problems and faults
  • the ability to analyse and interpret data
  • improved communication skills
  • improved maths and IT skills

Your future

  • almost 70% of science, engineering and technology associate roles will require qualifications at level 3 or above by 2020.
  • 95,000 new jobs will be created nationally by 2020 in the transport and storage sector – a 7% increase on 2010 job totals. 1,519,000 in total
  • 97% of Automotive students moved forward into a positive destination, including employment, apprenticeships and further study
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