Autotech Academy backs IMI skills programme

Autotech Academy has announced its new sponsorship of IMI Student Membership.

The sponsorship means the IMI will be able to further widen awareness of the huge range of courses, qualifications and resources it offers to students.

It will also provide qualified students with a route to immediate employment following qualification, through postings of internships and temporary jobs on the Autotech Group jobs board.

Autotech Academy was launched earlier this year to provide qualified automotive college leavers with a gateway into the industry through a paid internship. The initiative is already helping hundreds of young people gain valuable work experience and make the transition into full-time automotive employment within three to 12 months.

Gavin White, CEO of Autotech Group, said: “IMI data has recently identified the enormous gap in skills for the automotive revolution, from ADAS to electrification. But we have an even bigger concern which is that the automotive sector is simply not attracting young people in the way it needs to. Yet it is one of the most dynamic sectors in which to work. We are, therefore, excited that Autotech Academy is sponsoring the IMI Student Membership to extend awareness of why working in automotive is such a great career choice.”

Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI, said: “The IMI has been working closely with the Autotech Group for several years now, extending learning opportunities through webinars and resources. Both organisations have the same mission to bring new talent into the sector and provide the support to nurture the individuals who want to make automotive their career. And this new partnership will take the support to the next level, not only extending the range of resources available to students, including a programme of webinars, but also providing qualified students with the stepping stones to their new career through postings on the Autotech temporary jobs board.”