IMI Skills Competitions

Searching for the top new talent in the sector

Nominations open from Monday 26th February 2024

IMI Skills Competitions 2024

The IMI Skills Competitions set out to identify the most talented young apprentices working in the automotive sector. Run annually, they are designed to raise standards, esteem and levels of expertise in technical skills across four streams of competition, automotive technology, automotive body repair, automotive refinishing and heavy vehicle technology. 

IMI Skills Competitions celebrate the new talent in the UK Automotive sector and showcase learning that tutors and employers’ input into their staff.  The competition opens doors and enhances future talent and skills with benefits for all involved.

Nominations are now open, register today.

Nominate here

Important dates to note

Nominations and online quiz

26th February - 28th March 

National Qualifiers 

15-17th May - Body Repair and Finishing at Eyebox, Coventry

22-24th May - Heavy Vehicle Technology at Scania, Loughborough

3-7th June - Light Vehicle Technology at Henry Ford Academy, Daventry 

Finalists announced

11th July

Master classes

November and October


18 - 22nd November, Greater Manchester

Sponsorship enquiries

There are so many fantastic opportunities for you and your business to be involved with the IMI Skill Competitions, simply click on the button below to get in touch with our team and discover how you could be involved with this world-class competition.

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Digital Packs

Download the digital pack in your area with helpful support and information on the competencies required, and more details of the types of tasks you will be asked to complete at all levels.


Those who are age eligible and have achieved the benchmark score will be invited to opt into Squad UK. Held biannually, WorldSkills is the global hub for skills excellence and development who use the knowledge gained from participation and engagement to drive the greatest skills education from across the world into UK practice.

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