Many students can then choose to broaden their education and training in other ways from this firm base. Some progress straight into employment or higher apprenticeship. Once employed students can return to complete the part-time Level 4 Master Technicians course, MOT tester training and numerous IMI short courses.
Once qualified, there are many career opportunities available including manufacturing, motorsport, parts design, not to mention the hundreds of garages, MOT testers, dealerships and maintenance depots in Hampshire and beyond, that need well-trained mechanics and engineers. Wages in the automotive industries start at around £15,000, rising to about £24,000 – upper limit around £100,000.