7 Reasons you should become an intern after you qualify in 2024

7 Reasons you should become an intern after you qualify in 2024

This article was originally published on 24 January 2024

Starting a career as a vehicle technician in the automotive industry can be both exciting and daunting. As you complete your college course, the next logical step is to consider a paid internship. Becoming an automotive intern not only provides you with hands-on experience but also opens the doors to a permanent role. In this blog post, we'll explore the compelling reasons why taking on an internship in the automotive aftermarket with Autotech Academy can be a game-changer for your career.

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  1. Apply theoretical knowledge into practice:
  • An internship allows you to apply the theoretical knowledge gained during your college training in a practical setting.
  • Gain insights into the day-to-day operations of a garage and see how concepts are implemented in real-life scenarios.


  1. Improve your skills:
  • Hone your technical skills and develop a deeper understanding of automotive systems and technologies.
  • Learn from experienced vehicle technicians who can provide valuable guidance and mentorship, helping you refine your skills.


  1. Network:
  • Connect with experienced vehicle technicians, industry professionals, fellow interns, and potential mentors.
  • Your internship allows you to gain access to valuable contacts, job opportunities, and a broader understanding of the automotive aftermarket.


  1. Enhance your CV:
  • An internship on your CV demonstrates practical experience and a commitment to your field.
  • Stand out to future employers by showcasing the hands-on experience you gained during your internship, giving you a competitive edge in the job market.


  1. Stay up-to-date with automotive industry innovation:
  • Stay updated on the latest trends, technologies and innovations shaping the automotive industry.
  • Being part of an internship exposes you to cutting-edge advancements, keeping you ahead of the curve in your understanding of the automotive aftermarket landscape.


  1. Competitive pay:
  • Earn a salary above the minimum wage while working as an Autotech Academy intern.


  1. Seamless transition to permanent employment:
  • Many companies use internships as a pipeline for future full-time hires.
  • Impress employers with your dedication, skills and work ethic during your internship, potentially securing a job offer upon completion of your training.


An internship is an investment in your future. Autotech Academy provides you with the best opportunity to secure your first permanent role in the motor industry through our internship programme for newly qualified vehicle technicians. If you would like to know more about how we can help, be sure to get in touch with our team at hello@autotechacademy.co.uk.

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