Vehicle Bodyshop

A Heads-up to Bodyshops

Employers need to be aware that year 11 students will be leaving school in a few months, which means there will be young people ready to dive into the world of work very soon. So, if you are looking to recruit an apprentice, now is a good time to put your vacancies out there. We...
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Technician

Automotive Apprenticeships Not Recovering Fast Enough To Fill Skills Gap

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has released new analysis that paints a worrying picture for apprentice recruitment in the automotive sector. There was a 67% increase in apprenticeship starts in the full academic year 2020/21, compared to 2019/20. Although this is 16%...
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BMW

BMW’s Colour Changing Car Technology

BMW has unveiled a car that changes colour at the touch of a button. This innovation was fitted to the iX Flow featuring the E Ink concept, enabling it to seamlessly switch from black to white. This E Ink technology, which is also used in Amazon’s Kindle e-reader, provides a...
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Apple CarPlay

Apple CarPlay Update To Offer Air-con and Seat Control

Apple plans to integrate air-con and seat control functions to its CarPlay interface for compatible vehicles. This new software integration would allow users to adjust their car’s climate-control settings and change their seat position through their device. Bloomberg reported...
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Steve Careers Fair

Companies Need to Take Recruitment Seriously…

Workshops are experiencing chronic skills shortages created by a lack of investment in apprenticeships. Our sector needs to address these issues and quickly. Independent garages and bodyshops hold exciting career opportunities for young people, unfortunately most have no idea...
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Virtual Interview

Do’s and Don’ts of Virtual Interviewing

Due to the pandemic, most recruiters/employers have moved to virtual interviewing.  A virtual interview is an interview that takes place remotely, this could be via Zoom, Skype, Microsoft Teams, etc. Most interviews are likely to be carried out online for the foreseeable...
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Electric Vehicle

Soar In Electric Vehicle Interest After 2030 Announcement

Since the government announced the ban on the sale of new ICE cars from 2030, there has been a huge spike in interest in EVs on Auto Trader’s marketplace. There was a 124% increase in advert views for new electric vehicles after the day of the announcement. Auto Trader’s pay per...
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Car Sales

STEERING YOUR TEENAGER INTO A CAREER IN THE MOTOR INDUSTRY

Did you know that the motor industry already employs more than 800,000 people in the UK? And, that there are there are up to 150 different roles across the industry? The motor industry continues to see truly inspiring developments, exciting change and sustainable growth in both...
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The All New 888bhp Brabus Rocket 900

Check out the new Brabus Rocket 900, the tuned version of the Mercedes-AMG GT 63 S 4MATIC+. Boosting the saloon’s output to 888bph, it has been fitted with a host of engine and chassis upgrades. Only 10 examples will be produced worldwide, at €427,000 (almost £390,000) excluding...
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Car Sales

An Insider’s Guide to Automotive Apprenticeships

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind those big showroom windows and huge roller shutter doors you will see when you pass most franchised dealerships? This IMI Apprenticeship Guide gives you invaluable tips and information on the fantastic opportunities that are available in...
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