Empowering Graduates for Engineering Jobs in the Automotive Industry

Welcome at our Automotive Engineer website.

In November 2014 we, a European project consortium of training and consulting organisations from the Netherlands, Ireland, France, and Austria started developing a training for the automotive industry. We are doing this in very close cooperation with major automotive OEMs and Tiers, as well as the international ECQA certification association are currently developing a VET training that prepares recent graduates for successfully making their first steps in the automotive industry as an automotive engineer. The objective is to come up with a concise curriculum that delivers fundamental knowledge and skills that form the basis of the growing variety of engineering job roles in the automotive industry.

This collaborative activity has been inspired by major industry stakeholders who have been observing that engineering graduates without prior practical experience in the automotive domain have hardly any specific knowledge about the automotive industry, which is after all one of the key pillars of the European and worldwide economy.

Please enjoy our website and contact us if you have any questions or would like to participate in any way.

The “Automotive Engineer” project is financially supported by the European Commission in the Erasmus+ Programme under the project number 2014-1-NL01-KA200-001189. This website and the project’s publications reflect the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

The authors thank all the involved industry and educational participants from Austria, Germany, France, Spain, Slovenia, and the Netherlands for their valuable contributions so far.