Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) analysis shows that only 3% of all vehicle technicians are currently qualified to work safely on electric vehicles (EVs).
Recruitment, motivation and skills development will be hot topics for the IMI People Insight Theatre at Automotive Management Live this November.
Exploring new ways of attracting the best candidates to the sector and developing and retaining them will be the central themes of this year’s AM People Conference.
Doubt has been cast over the UK motor industry ahead of the General Election today, with the majority of businesses in the sector finding it increasingly difficult to fill job vacancies.
A widespread ignorance of new data protection rules could be leading businesses into severe financial penalties and loss of reputation.
Small to medium sized dealer groups may experience a delay in receiving their apprenticeship funding due to the number of companies applying to access levy money.
A diesel scrappage scheme would be a “fairer” incentive to get drivers out of older, more polluting, diesel cars.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer is being urged to stop ‘beating up’ motorists for driving the ‘wrong’ cars, but do more to encourage the adoption of new technologies.
The National Franchised Dealers Association presented three awards to industry members during its Autumn Ball this weekend.
Government proposals to cut apprenticeship funding are a “ticking time bomb” for the sector.
This needs an abstractThe Government should make a significant investment in electric vehicle charging infrastructure and industry skills improvement - or the UK risks missing out on major economic benefits.
JCT600 has united with sector suppliers to provide a look at their innovative approach, online technologies and solutions that manufacturers and retailers are adopting to meet consumer demand.
It is indicative of the steps to which dealers have to go to fill vacancies that Spire Automotive advertised in The Caterer when it needed a reception host.
The latest government initiative to boost the number of apprenticeships has been welcomed by the Institute of the Motor Industry.
The RMI has welcomed the Government’s plans for a 0.5% apprenticeship level in April 2017 to raise funds for 3 million apprenticeships by 2020.
The IMI has signed up digital marketing agency Cyber Duck to run a six month consumer campaign about its Professional Register.
Sturgess of Leicester apprentice Will Allen won Outstanding Student – Light Vehicle at this year’s IMI Outstanding Achievers Awards ceremony.
The Government has been issued a stark warning about the critical skills shortage in the vehicle repair sector.
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling for Government to introduce a legal requirement for UK vehicle repair technicians to be qualified to work.
The collision between manufacturer aspirations and dealer margins and cost pressures and its “horrific” effect on used car values and renewal business is highlighted in an AM video.
Automotive Management Live: Where franchised and independent dealers will find everything they need to know about operating a modern showroom and service and repair facility fit for the digital age.
When: November 12 2020
Where: Birmingham NEC
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