The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) will spearhead the Careers Zone at the British Motor Show in July to offer advice to those entering and progressing within the automotive sector.
According to the IMI’s own research, there are 11,000 vacancies in the retail motor business of which nearly half of which are for skilled technicians.
The findings also suggest the automotive retail sector will need a further 120,000 more people over the next decade.
The IMI recently pledged a 100% increase in the number of apprentices joining the retail motor industry over the next five years, a total of 40,000 new entrants, to help tackle skills shortages.
Information and advice will be available at the Careers Zone stand, to youngsters considering an apprenticeship, as well as those already working wanting to improve their skills, or those from other sectors thinking about a career change.
The IMI will also be launching an online careers portal at the show. This aims to provide sector specific career information including course searches, qualifications, occupational profiles and career pathways.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), City & Guilds, the National Skills Academy for Manufacturing (NASM), ABC Awards, IMI Awards and the Learning Grid are sharing a 147 square metre stand in Hall S1 at the show.