Driving Auto Forwards

Read our latest insights report 'Top ten drivers for skills change in UK automotive in the next two years'

A new series of automotive insights from the IMI

As the automotive industry evolves, identifying and addressing the key drivers shaping the future skills landscape is crucial. That’s why we are releasing a new Insights series. These insights will take a deep dive into the automotive sector's future requirements and how action can now placate any challenges and ensure the sector remains a vital component of the UK’s economy.

Are ex-offenders the answer to the motor industry’s talent shortage?

In an industry with record unfilled vacancies, can we really afford to be turning down 25% of the UK’s eligible workforce?  Guest author Jacob Hill, founder of Offploy discusses a potential solution to the skills gap.

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Luke Garratt talks vacancies and the Top Ten Drivers

Delphi UK and Nordic's technical services manager Luke Garratt discusses vacancies, seen as one of the Top Ten Drivers for skills change. 

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Technically skilled workforce


We need to focus on training and education to cultivate a technically skilled workforce to fill these roles to make sure ADAS technologies are integrated safely.

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Lack of diversity


In senior positions, this figure dips to 13%, clearly showing the pressing need for more gender diversity within higher levels of leadership in the sector. 

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IMI Talking Point

In the latest episode of the IMI Talking Point Podcast, we’re diving into the first “Insights by IMI” report.

To unpick the top ten drivers of change and the short-term skills requirements, regular host James Scoltock is joined by Steve Nash, CEO, IMI and Emma Carrigy, Insights and Research Manager, IMI.

Listen now for a fascinating overview of the report.

IMI Talking Point: Diversifying the workforce

Automotive's skills gap is a challenge that needs addressing. Andy Turbefield, Head of Quality at Halfords Autocentres sits down to discuss how the company is helping diversify its workforce, why it's important for everyone to do their part and how the industry is making positive changes.

Short-term top ten drivers for skills change in the UK


The UK automotive sector is a vital component of its economy, contributing significantly to employment and economic growth. As the industry evolves, identifying and addressing the key drivers shaping the future skills landscape is crucial. This report outlines the top ten key drivers for skills in the UK automotive sector and their implications for the workforce over the next two years.


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