The Motor Industry – Big industry, Big opportunities

The Motor Industry – Big industry, Big opportunities

A career in the motor industry can be one of the most exciting that you will ever hear about. You could be in a technical role, a customer-service or managerial position for some of the most amazing car brands in the world.

You could be an expert in automotive-paint, car sales, performance turning, or you could even be running the workshop! You will need lots of motivation, passion and the will learn. All of the most successful people in the automotive industry have these things in common.

Unlike some industries, you will get support from your employer and your professional body, whose top priority is to help motor industry professionals throughout their career. From when you’re a student, to when you become the leader of your team.

IMI Skill Auto competition

It is unusual that the people just starting out in an industry get to showcase their skills and level of ability.

IMI, the professional body for the motor industry, recognises that young people at the start of their career journey, are incredibly talented!

Even from an early stage in your career in the motor industry, you will have the chance to take part in competitions like IMI Skill Auto. Skill Auto gives you the opportunity to show your skills and become the best in your field. The competition is fierce, but it’s all about being the best – check out the video from last year!

IMI Skill Auto is a three-day competition where individuals compete for gold, silver and bronze medals. It showcases the skills and expertise of the competitors in these areas:

  • Automotive Body Repair
  • Vehicle Refinishing
  • Automotive Technology
  • Heavy Vehicle (new in 2015)

Judging for IMI Skill Auto is done by selected judges from colleges and training centres across the country, as well as industry professionals. Each competition stream has a lead judge and ateam of specialists in that field, who are also involved in creating the tasks which are designed to challenge the competitors.

Some finalists of IMI Skill Auto have been approached by top employers because they want the best of the best working for them. Entrants go through a number of different stages before reaching the competition, to ensure competitors are of the highest standard.


  1. Online test
  2. Heats
  3. Final

The Skills Show - Nov 19-21 2015

There is still time to see just how well the competitors do as IMI Skill Auto is on at the Skills Show from today until Sunday (which is free to attend). You can register for tickets here

IMI has a separate stand at the show, so if you would like to talk to us about your future aspirations to become part of the motor industry, we will be happy to help.

For further information about the opportunities available in the motor industry, visit To find out more about IMI Skill Auto, visit

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