What is like to work in... the automative sector

May in Modena: cars, motor and the cradle of automotive innovation

The Automotive sector is one of the most important and well-known in the Emilia-Romagna Region. Some of the main regional excellences are located in this sector, which attracts talents and professionals from all over the world.

The data confirms the importance of this area, however highlighting a large mismatch between the needs of companies and the actual presence of skills in the area.


Deepening data analysis, thanks to the tool Skills Intelligence Emilia-Romagna, we discover that online job advertisements, associated with the Automotive macro-chain (part of the S3 Mechanics and Motoring area of ​​specialization) from January 2023 to December 2023 amount to 55.029, i.e. 14,36% of the total online advertisements offered in the regional territory, with a decrease of just the 10,4% compared to the previous year.

The most sought after professional profiles (ESCO level 1) belong to the group Craft and related trades workers (37,6%), followed by Technicians and associate professionals (17,4%), Plant and machine operators and assemblers (15,2%), Professionals (14%).


The five most sought after professional profiles (ESCO level 4) of the Professionals (ESCO level 1)


Taking into consideration only the group of Professionals (ESCO level 1), the top five most sought after professional profiles (ESCO level 4) are:

  1. Mechanical engineers - 26,7% of the total ads in E-R
  2. Engineering professionals - 18% 
  3. Industrial and production engineers - 8,7% 
  4. Electronics engineers - 8,3% 
  5. Telecommunications engineers - 6% 

All of these five profiles are of HIGH difficulty in finding according to the Excelsior classification.

This means that in Emilia-Romagna there is a great need for these professions, but the profiles necessary to fill this gap are lacking.


In the province of Modena, specifically, the first five most sought after professional profiles (ESCO level 4) are:

  1. Mechanical engineers - 591 in the last 12 months

  2. Engineering professionals

  3. Electronics engineers 

  4. Industrial and production engineers

  5. Software developers

What does it mean?

It means that if your professional profile is among these, Modena is the perfect place for you! If you are a motor enthusiast...what are you waiting for?


However, if your profile is not yet among the most sought after, but you would like to delve deeper into the automotive sector, you can find many training opportunities. These are the ones in Modena:


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