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IMI reports increased interest from careers advisors in automotive apprenticeships

Ahead of GCSE results day, the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has reported a significant uplift in careers advisors asking for insight into the career opportunities the sector offers.

Jo Hollingdale, careers and student membership manager at the IMI believes the year-on-year increase in calls from careers advisors are attributed to several factors.

 “We believe the fact that automotive offers such a wide range of job roles – from vehicle technicians on light and heavy vehicles including the new generation of electric vehicles, to sales and training positions –  is one of the key reasons it is attracting increased interest from students. We also believe the rapid career progression potential of the sector is appealing to students who may be feeling that doing A-levels and going onto university in two years’ time isn’t necessarily right for them.

“The fact that automotive is at the forefront of technological development is also likely to be attracting a new generation of individuals.

“The government’s commitment to apprenticeships – as announced by the Chancellor in July – is also likely to have re-ignited interest in this vocational career route.

“The key message we are giving is that 16 and 17 year olds starting a Level 1 or 2 automotive course now at their Further Education college will gain the right foundations to then consider a Level 3 apprenticeship with an employer as the UK economy recovers from the effects of COVID-19.”

Visit the IMI AutoCity website for information and advice – or the IMI team can also be contacted directly for assistance at: [email protected]


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