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Parents hope for University but teenagers are more focused on earning

New research commissioned by Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) reveals disparity between parents and teenagers’ ambitions and a lack of quality careers advice.

IMI announced as FAB Awards finalists

Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has been announced as a finalist for the FAB Awards 2017, in the 'Innovation of the Year' category for its MOT products.

First Gateway Opens For New Light Vehicle Standard

Automotive apprenticeships have moved one step closer to the new Light Vehicle Standard with apprentices beginning trials of Gateway One.

Garages warned to ensure their technicians have up-to-date skills and qualification ahead of MOT rush

A surge in new car sales means over 400,000 cars will be illegal from September if their initial MOT isn’t carried out. The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling on garages to make sure their technicians have the up-to-date MOT skills and qualification in order to reap the financial benefits of the busiest testing period in the automotive calendar.

Automotive Training Receives Government’s Seal of Approval

Motor industry body, Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), has received confirmation from the Department for Education (DfE) that 22 IMI qualifications will be listed on the 2019 Performance Tables.

IMI Scores a Hat Trick on new Apprentice Register

With 53% of new apprenticeship standards still without an approved assessment organisation, IMI receives SFA approval for three new standards.

World-class Apprentices Compete for Gold

Three days of grueling competitions has seen 24 automotive apprentices from across the UK battle it out to be crowned the winner of the IMI Skill Auto 2016 competition.  

IMI insures a professional future

75% of all new vehicle sales now include some form of finance and insurance add-ons but many businesses in the UK are being fined thousands of pounds due to poor practise.


The motor industry’s awarding body, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), guarantees quality training after enlisting expertise from DVSA’s MOT specialist, David Easton.

Motor industry skills body welcomes Halfons U-turn but says more needs to be done

The Institute for the Motor Industry (IMI) has welcomed the Government U-turn on its plans to change funding for apprenticeships by uplifting 16-18 year old apprenticeships by 20% and securing funding in deprived areas but fears the changes aren’t far enough.

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