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Automotive Apprenticeships Update

Automotive Apprenticeships Update

01 June 2015

The IGA is working towards improving the perception of the motor industry and attracting the next generation of technicians who will need to understand the increasingly complex technology in modern cars.

Continuing on from last month, Our Schools Liaison Officer (SLO) has been busy attending events and lecturing in schools across the country, encouraging young students to consider a career in the automotive industry.

At Islington Arts and Media School, our SLO represented the industry and introduced Year 10 students to the world of work, CV’s, interviews and practical guidance. She also presented two Motor Industry workshops at Bosworth Academy in Leicestershire, where students already interested in a career in the automotive industry gathered to learn about the roles available in our industry and took part in fun interactive activities.

She has also been working closely with West Herts College, representing the IGA at their apprenticeship employment fair, and discussing professional behaviour in the workplace including CV’s, body language and interview techniques in a workshop session.

There are lots more events coming up, ranging from classroom sessions, career shows and school talks, to continue promoting the industry and changing outdated stereotypes.

A number of members have already been in touch aiming to build connections with the local community and inspire the next generation of technicians. If you would like to take part and be contacted when there is an opportunity in your area, please contact our member helpline on 0845 3054230 or email enquiries@rmif.co.uk.