Careers Overview

Careers in the Irish Motor Industry

The Training Department can provide you with the support, and materials to develop these relationships but, for it to work; we need you and your staff to get involved, here are some of the ways that you can: volunteer to participate in school liaison events or identify someone in your staff who would have an interest in participating, register with your Centre Committee or with the Training Committee.

Occupational Profiles

The Society has composed the following list of occupational profiles which provided a detailed description of the different professions and what they entail.

  • Account Assistant
  • Finance & Insurance
  • Specialist
  • Mechanic - Motor Technician
  • Parts Advisor
  • Parts Sales Representative
  • Service Advisor
  • Service Station Assistant
  • Vehicle Recovery
  • Driver - General Operative
  • Forecourt Manager
  • Panel Beater / Spray Painter
  • Parts Manager
  • Receptionist
  • Service Manager
  • Valetor
  • Vehicle Sales Management


Traditionally viewed as a male dominated Industry, times have changed as more and more of our female colleagues are present within the sector employed in a variety of roles.

Hear what some of the Women@SIMI had to say about the Industry and their advice for those thinking of a career in the Motor Industry in our video below.