IMI reveals its vision

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has launched its ‘Vision for the Future’ news style programme in partnership with ITN productions.

At a special VIP launch in London, the IMI gave attendees a preview of the news and current affairs style programme presented by national newsreader, Natasha Kaplinsky.

Vision for the Future looks at the innovations that are pushing the British motor industry forward and brings to life why the British motor industry is a global leader. The programme features interviews from in and around the motoring sector and news style reports along with sponsored editorial profiles of some of the leading organisations within the industry.

The programme also features an interview with the Rt Hon John Hayes MP minister of state at the Department for Transport who talks about his support for the apprenticeship levy and why it is so vital for the motor industry to reform its training programmes. Hayes also talks about how the development of new vehicle technology is providing the sector with some exciting career opportunities and the importance of training technicians who work with this new equipment.

Steve Nash, chief executive of the IMI said, ‘All of us know that the automotive industry is a dynamic, compelling and exciting place to be. What we are keen for people to know about is an industry that is on the cutting edge of technology and one that makes vast investments in training and developing its people – in excess of £100 million every year.

‘This industry offers a huge array of jobs and career paths – over 150 different roles in a typical retail dealership alone – and this programme demonstrates some of the fantastic work taking place.’

Simon Shelley, head of industry news, ITN Productions, said, ‘The dynamism and professionalism we’ve seen in bringing stories from the industry to screen challenge the perception sometimes held of the industry. We hope this can be a tool for the sector to share knowledge and innovative thinking, and bring greater understanding to the automotive industry.’