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UK Automotive Sector Baseline Report 2021

The power of automotive reaches us all. Everyone encounters some form of product or service that is enabled by automotive. From weekly food deliveries, to emergency services, to housing and removal services - without automotive, the world would stop moving. And as a result, automotive does and should play a really important role for everyone.

We believe that industry is a driver of innovation, employment and economic growth. People working in the industry need the most relevant, up-to-date skills and qualifications in order to progress – especially during times of intense change.

The automotive industry is still the beating heart of commerce in 2021. It contributes £36 billion, or 2.6%, to the UK economy yearly and has shown sustained growth for over 20 years

IMI Key Statistic

The sector provides over 846,100 jobs to the UK economy with over 683,000 coming from sub-sectors outside of manufacturing; 153,000 of those jobs were created in just the last ten years.

It’s no overstatement to say that the industry is thriving, with a predicted 55,000 new jobs in the sector by 2030, and new exciting emerging occupations.

The UK Automotive Sector Baseline Report 2021 seeks to give an overview of the current automotive labour market. The report gives a view of industry, occupation and job postings throughout the 4 nations and gives us a full, contextualised view of the labour market.

UK Automotive Industry - 2021 Baseline report

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