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What course shall I choose? Where should I start?

Posted by: Ahmad.London - Posted: May 5, 2021

Hi,

I’ve always been interested in trying to understand how things work. From the age of 3, I was taking all my toys apart to try and understand them. At 5 I disassembled my dad’s computer(which I got into alot of trouble for).

I am now 19 and about to finish my B-tec course in applied science. I’ve also been working part-time in bike shops as a mechanic since I the age of 15 and I’m now quite bored having learnt almost all I could.

I have a great love for cars and I have a love for mechanics. I’ve decided to try and put the two together and look into getting a career in motorsport engineering. The only problem is, due to having had the worst luck, I’m now a year behind in school.

I feel as though I’ve missed my chance of finding anything at all. The more I look into it all, the more disheartened I get.

What advice do you have for me in terms of what I should look for?

Comments

Good Morning Ahmad,

Welcome to Student Motorsport and thanks for becoming an important part of our community! We look forward to seeing you in and amongst the channel forums and supporting you in your career aims. It’s certainly nice to hear about your early introduction to dismantling things to gain a better understanding, was probably worth getting in trouble for, well done!

We’re seeing an increasing number of students at the college level join us which is great, we’re thrilled to see you are starting out in a career in the motorsport industry! What ‘bike shops have you been working in, cycle or motorcycle?

So an important first point…do not be disheartened as you are a year behind, you are on 19 years of age, and whilst you feel bad about your year behind, you might find that this actually plays to your advantage. Remember you’ll be slightly older entering into a higher-level course or mode of study which can help with your maturity, level of concentration and mindset.

So let’s get started, can you tell us a few things?

1. What fields/areas of motorsport interest you, is it just ‘mechanics and cars’ as you mentioned? This industry and job type are far and wide-ranging? (We can’t locate any information on your profile so it’s difficult to see what your interests are.)
2. Are you interested in a hands-on role, a data-based role or a management area in the future for example?
3. Have you considered mechanics, development, design, manufacturing or data analysis or car systems/performance for example?

Top Tip: (We share this with many of our new members)

We REALLY do recommend you complete a full Student Motorsport profile (with as much detail as possible) so you get the most out of our network. It’s also nice to be able to ‘put a face to your name’. We’re interested in taking a look at your educational background, your interests and of course, see what your aims are, and there are future employers out there looking to do the same.

If you have a completed profile it speaks volumes about you, it’s not just about the posts you create or questions you ask, people want to see who and what type of person creates them.

JP

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