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The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Career Opportunities in Transport & Logistics

Career Opportunities in Transport & Logistics

What are the main occupations in this sector?

Because the industry is so varied and diverse, there is a vast array of career opportunities in the Motor Industry Depending on your experiences, there is an opportunity to work in a dynamic growing sector and in an environment that both challenges and rewards. 

Click here to explore the different types of careers in the Motor Industry. 

The main occupation categories in this sector are:

Sales Manager   Service Manager
Parts Manager    Vehicle Sales Executive
Finance & Insurance Specialist    Fast- Fit Specialist
Service Advisor      Parts Sales Rep
Receptionist / Telephonist      Accounts Assistant
Valetor         Vehicle Recovery Operator
Forecourt Manager  General Operative
Vehicle Body Repairer - Spray Painter/Panelist Financial Controller
Marketing Public Relations
Service Sales Assistant     Vehicle Tester

What types of employment contracts are there?

The type of contract offered would depend on the role and what is offered by the employer, however most positions within the Industry are full time.

What are the typical earnings of these occupations?

With many different job types available within the Motor Industry earnings may vary for each role. The average starting rate for a qualified mechanic is approx. €30,500. An apprentice mechanics will get a percentage of the qualified rate depending on their first to 4th year. 

4th year apprentice 90.00%
3rd year apprentice 75.00%
2nd year apprentice 50.00%
1st year apprentice 33.30%

Other salary levels are negotiated on individual basis by each employee.

How do you get a job in this sector?

Job vacancies in the Motor Industry are advertised in a number of ways: 

  • We advertise current vacancies for our member companies on our own website: click here

These jobs are regularly updated with new positions. We would advise anyone looking for a job in the Motor Industry to regulary check these websites.

Member companies also advertise locally in newspapers and their own websites.