IMI to improve standards in motor retail

Time 10:01 am, July 29, 2013

gi9u0562_mediumTHE Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has secured a further £100,000 from the UK Commission for Employment and Skills to improve management and leadership in motor retail.

The new management and leadership programme has been developed alongside the HR Directors Forum, 28 vehicle manufacturers and several large vehicle retail groups over the past 12 months.

A number of major stakeholders linked to the development of the project are already mapping their training programmes and receiving a gap analysis against the Automotive Management and Leadership Competency Framework.

The IMI’s CEO, Steve Nash, said: ‘It’s no secret that compared to other sectors our industry is under qualified, which means we do not always have people in influential positions with the level of qualifications needed to lift an entire business.

‘It is vital for the future success of both individual businesses and the sector as a whole that we directly address the need to improve management and leadership standards by developing a comprehensive and coherent competency standard for the first time.’

He added: ‘I am pleased to say that we are close to achieving this goal and the additional UKCES funding will give us the opportunity to embed this framework across the sector.’


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