The automotive sector is facing some of its biggest ever challenges – from the rapid advances in technology and the pressure to decarbonise, to filling the widening skills gap.
As the professional body supporting those who work in the sector, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has played a key role influencing skills development and championing the sector on numerous big issues.
Now it is launching a major research project to ensure it continues to fulfil its remit including, crucially, changing perceptions to attract new talent.
The aim of the IMI Future of Automotive survey is to find out what’s important to those working across the automotive industry. And it is working with PMM to ensure the interests of everyone working in the sector are represented.
Share your views with the IMI. How can it better support the sector through the coming years. What challenges do you face personally in your career, and how can the IMI help you capitalise on the future opportunities.
Your insights will be fundamental in ensuring that the IMI serves the sector with the best possible resources, tools and representation, supporting professional growth in line with the ever-changing automotive landscape.
As Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI explained, this study is vital to shape the future of the profession: “Our vision remains the same: to ensure that the automotive retail sector has a skilled, competent and professional workforce, able to keep pace with the demands of new technology and changing markets and remain competitive in a global market.
“The industry faces challenges and uncertainty. However, we firmly believe we can come out the other side bigger, better, and stronger and we look forward to learning from the insight provided by everyone who participates in this research.”
Whether you are a member of the IMI, or simply someone connected with the automotive sector, the IMI wants to hear your views. The survey won’t take long and by participating you’ll be helping to future-proof your profession, enhancing career pathways, upholding high standards of work, and amplifying the voice of the sector in the years ahead.