The Automotive Engineering Department offers challenging and rewarding opportunities for individuals wishing to pursue a career in the automotive service and repair industry.
We offer a range of courses aimed at developing core practical skills, theoretical knowledge and employability skills for those wishing to embark on a career in the Automotive industry. Courses are grouped into 2 distinct areas: Automotive Mechanical and Automotive Body and Painting, both of which can be followed on a full-time programme or through an employer sponsored apprenticeship scheme.
Automotive students can engage in small project work and various practical activities providing hands-on experience as well as gaining a respected City & Guilds qualification. There is an opportunity for full-time Mechanical students to apply for the Morris Young Scholarship which provides financial and practical assistance to the successful applicant.
Our Body Repair facilities provide students with an excellent environment working on real life vehicles to mirror current industry practice. The area has seen significant investment and updating of equipment which means students can practice the skills at the same level of facilities they would find in commercial companies.
We caught up with the Automotive Engineering team to find out more about the current student projects. These projects, and the facilities available at Perth College UHI, allow students to gain hands on experience that is invaluable when they enter the workforce.
David Stewart, Sector Manager for Automotive Engineering, shares his tips for safe winter driving.
We caught up with Automotive Engineering Lecturer, Ricky, to find out what makes him tick.