Skills Profiles - January 2021


Get the skills you need to land your dream role

Our skills profiles highlight recruitment trends in key occupations in automotive retail. They provide information on job postings, top hiring companies and the skills they are looking for.


Learn what you’ll need to know in order to get your dream job.

Some example roles include:

  • Vehicle technicians, mechanics and electricians
  • Vehicle and parts sales persons
  • Vehicle valeters and cleaners
  • Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters
  • Vehicle body builders and repairers
  • Vehicle paint technicians

As well technical occupation profiles, we have a couple of management and leadership profiles, too; they are not exclusive to the automotive sector but can offer guidance for people in management roles and perhaps, support for individuals looking to take their next step up. These profiles are:

  • Corporate managers and directors
  • Managers and directors in retail and wholesale

Key findings:

Job postings across all automotive occupations have decreased from December. Unsurprisingly the most effected by the lockdown restrictions such as vehicle and parts salespersons and Managers and Directors in retail and wholesale have seen the largest falls.  Tyre, exhaust and windscreen fitters have also seen significant falls in job postings this month. However all occupations are still above the record lows in spring 2020.

The most requested skills across all occupations remains communication and customer service skills. New skills entering the top 20 for managers and directors include; Negotiation, Presentations, People Management, Planning, Innovation and Training And Development

Vehicle technicians
Vehicle sales
Body builders & repairers
Paint Technician
Corporate Managers
Retail Managers