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Links and Sources

The Institute of the Motor Industry publications

Careers information websites and resources

The Institute of the Motor Industry careers – This website focuses on careers in the automotive retail sector. It includes information on career opportunities, case studies, links to job vacancies and employers, together with information on sector courses. Careers resources and products are listed on this careers portal. See for example, AutoCity an interactive, game-based CD-ROM which enables the user to visit employers in a virtual cityscape.

Career Driven – This magazine is published by The Independent in partnership with Automotive Skills twice annually and gives an insight into the motoring lifestyle as well as careers in the automotive retail industry.

Careersbox is a national careers film library, which is free to access. Films of real people doing real jobs in the automotive sector.

Useful general websites

Key trade magazines for the sector: AM and Motortrader

IMI – The Institute of the Motor Industry is the Sector Skills Council for the retail motor industry. The website contains extensive information on careers in the sector, relevant qualifications and training, courses and data on how the sector is represented in the UK.

British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) – A professional association supporting the rental and leasing sector.

Retail Motor Industry Federation – The Retail Motor Industry Federation (RMIF) is the trade association for the retail motor industry, with a membership covering thousands of businesses operating in the automotive retail sector.

Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders Limited (SMMT) – SMMT represents the automotive industry at a national, European and global level across a range of issues from environment, legislation, safety and security, through to education and the economy. The website contains news, policy and legislative information on the sector.