Articles from Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI)

IMI Annual Dinner celebrates industry heroes and launches campaigns for change

The Annual Institute of Motor Industry Dinner (6th March 2019) saw industry heroes celebrated and the professional body’s goals for supporting the motor retail sector for the future laid out. Taking place just days before International Women’s Day, it was fitting that women took centre stage at the event.

A strong advocate of the importance of investing in skills development, Sandy Burgess wins IMI Award


Building the Skills of the Automotive Sector

Professional body for the automotive sector, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has published a new strategy document.

New Apprenticeship Solutions Will Provide Improved Customer Service, Parts And Sales To Motorists

Motorists Set To See Improvements In Service As New Customer Service, Parts And Sales Apprenticeship Solutions Launched.

Industry Experts Meet To Discuss Electric Vehicle Professional Standard

Motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), hosted an Electric Vehicle Advisory Group meeting yesterday (Tuesday 5th February).  The forum with cross-industry experts was designed to begin the process of agreeing appropriate Professional Standards dedicated to protecting technicians working on electric and hybrid vehicles.

More Focus on Electric Vehicle Training Is Essential Says Motor Industry Body

This week Government has published its response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee report ‘Electric vehicles: driving the transition’, and the professional body for automotive, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), is supporting calls for further development of Electric Vehicle (EV) skills to protect the safety of technicians.

Only 3% of all vehicle technicians are currently qualified to work on electric vehicles

According to a new analysis by motor industry body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), Clean Air Zones are failing to deliver on electric car targets, with a national average of 8 electric cars per charging point across the UK. 

Maximising Apprenticeship Levy Funds: Expert Advice From IMI For Automotive Sector


Car Technicians Must Be Trained In Driver Assistance Technology If Lives Are To Be Saved

According to Euro NCAP, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) technology such as automatic emergency braking, blind spot monitoring and lane departure warning, has already reduced collisions by 38%. And approximately 10% of vehicles on UK roads currently use windscreen-mounted ADAS technology, with this set to rise to 40% by 2020.

Automotive Apprentice Training Revamped With New Standards

A suite of new products, to support the introduction of Apprenticeship Standards have been launched by the automotive industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), following the government’s vocational training reforms.


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