How you can get involved
Small changes, big difference
There are some small and simple steps you can take today that can create an environment of belonging and inclusion. Small changes can make big differences.
- Use inclusive nonbinary language to avoid excluding people.
- Ensuring everyone’s physical and mental well-being is catered for.
- Re-reading policies and procedures with a new EDI lens.
- Education, listening and becoming open to change.
- Help to educate others by sharing your story.
Join the mission to challenge and change the perception of the automotive sector.
The automotive industry has experienced a rapid change of pace due to the adoption of electrification and autonomous technologies. This change has opened new doors to new opportunities – making it one of the most exciting times to work in automotive.
At the same time, the industry is experiencing a shortfall in job applications. Our research suggests it could be down to negative perceptions, which are influencing career choices as early as primary school age.
With skill shortages and a lack of applicants, the potential negative perceptions are needing to be addressed. Our answer? A new campaign that shines a light on how the motor industry has evolved, and attracting a new generation of applicants with the necessary transferable skills.
We need your voice. Help us drive change by emailing us at email@example.com.
National Careers Week Foundation
The National Careers Week Foundation has been set up to support disadvantaged young people with the chance to gain some hands-on work experience. We want them to experience what the automotive sector has to offer and what a brilliant career choice automotive can be.
We are looking for automotive employers across the UK to offer opportunities for work experience or taster days. To find out more and to register your interest, contact the IMI Diversity Task Force at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit https://ncwfoundation.org.uk/ .
Automotive Diversity Network
Focused on driving diversity in the automotive sector, the Automotive Diversity Network provides the unique opportunity for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) leaders and advocates to come together to network and share EDI practices and strategies.
Join us to share best practice and engage with the work of others in the automotive sector. To find out more and to register your interest, contact the IMI Diversity Task Force at email@example.com
Driving Pride Network partnership
The IMI have partnered with the Driving Pride Network to help bring together friends and colleagues from across the automotive sector, promoting LGBTQ+ inclusivity and working to shift inclusion forward.
Find out more here
Share your story.
Simply complete the form to share your story of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.
Helping to spread the word about how progressive an industry automotive really is, we've created a new initiative called 'There's More to Motor'.
The aim is to paint an honest picture of the automotive workplace, and we’re inviting members to share their experiences and any career vacancies. Wanting to generate momentum, Real Voices will look to educate our audience on the wide variety of roles, pathways into the industry and how skills can be transferrable.
We need your voice. Help us drive change by completing our form and sharing your story.
One of our amazing team will be in contact to hear all about your story.
Join us on our journey to a better automotive sector by signing your pledge
Pledge your commitment to making a positive change today! Join others who have already pledged to make a commitment to positive change and improving inclusion and diversity for all. You can join us on the journey, we'd love to have you.