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Automotive Alumni Bobby is an AA superstar

One of our amazing Automotive alumni, Bobby Newton, has already had a great take-off from the starting line as a Roadside Mechanic with the Automobile Association (AA).

Thanks to his time at the college, Bobby has been a star candidate for AA, getting some brilliant feedback for his work ethic and skills. Roadside assistance is a very rewarding area to be working in within the automotive industry, as you know that you will be helping people in urgent need. Bobby said:

“I love working for the AA, and the variety of work. One moment I’m changing a wheel, the next I’m getting keys out of a locked car. At the college, I gained knowledge and confidence. From the basic L1 jobs like changing tyres up to L3 diagnostics, I was able to transfer my college skills to my job.”

Bobby Newton

How well do Roadside Mechanic jobs pay?

Roadside Mechanic jobs have a starting salary of £30,000, with room for benefits and growth up to £60,000.

After studying his Level 3 with us and doing 3 months of training with the AA, they invested £60,000 into a new yellow van, diagnostic kit and iPhone for Bobby. It absolutely seems an Automotive course at South & City College Birmingham paid off hugely for him.

Read one of Bobby’s glowing reviews from a lady in need:

“The AA came out to me quite quickly. On arrival, Bobby was friendly and professional. He was so understanding of how I was feeling upset about my car tyre (I’d hit a pot hole in the road) but organised a replacement and everything went smoothly. Thank you so much for helping me.”

AA Review

We are proud of any of our alumni who go on to put the skills and life experience they have learned from South & City College Birmingham to make the world a better place. Bobby is trailblazing and setting an excellent example as an Automotive alumni.


Love all things automotive? At South & City College Birmingham, we will shift your development into top gear.

Thanks to our industry connections and experienced tutors, there’s always new and exciting opportunities to mix the theory and practical, boosting CVs and confidence.

Like our unforgettable trip to Córdoba, Spain, for a week of real international work experience… and lots of fun!

And a visiting Mobile Experience Room from Electude for a simulation elearning workshop.