Schools, Teachers & Career Advisors

Inspiring and supporting your learners to make well informed decisions about their future and assisting you to embed Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance into your school FREE of charge.

Why choose the Retail Automotive Industry?

The automotive industry influences everyone, from delivering goods on time to commuters travelling to work and emergency services being able to respond to a crisis, the motor industry helps to keep the country moving.

Did you know? 

  • The Retail Automotive Industry covers every role from a vehicle leaving the production line to the moment it gets scrapped
  • There are 150+ job roles available in the Retail Automotive Industry
  • Industry subsectors: body repair, fast fit, motorcycle, light vehicle, heavy vehicle, leasing & renting, mobile and specialist
  • Workplaces include: office, workshops, reception, parts department, showroom and mobile
  • Over 570,000 people are employed in the UK Retail Automotive Industry
  • Salaries range from around £6k per year as an Apprentice to over £100k per year+ as a Dealer Principal

Free teaching resources, lesson plans, competitions and toolkits

Download our free Key Stage 3 & 4 curriculum linked resources, all with an automotive theme, to inspire and educate your learners on the opportunities within this exciting and diverse industry.

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    Key Stage 2

    Primary School activities 

    • Competition: Design a vehicle for the future – DOWNLOAD
    • Poster: Design a vehicle for the future – DOWNLOAD 
    • #MotorCareers Resources Flyer – DOWNLOAD 
    • #MotorCareers Job Finder Spider – DOWNLOAD
    • ‘I want to be a….’ – VIDEO
    • Top Trump Job Cards – DOWNLOAD

    Key Stage 3 & 4

    Lesson Plans

    Competitions  

    • Business Enterprise competition: Pack – DOWNLOAD
    • Business & Enterprise Competition: Registration Form – DOWNLOAD
    • Business & Enterprise Competition: Teacher Overview – DOWNLOAD
    • Business & Enterprise Competition: Lesson Plan – DOWNLOAD
    • Business & Enterprise Competition: Teacher Presentation – DOWNLOAD
    • Business & Enterprise Competition: Student Planner – DOWNLOAD
    • Business & Enterprise Competition: Poster – DOWNLOAD

    Work Experience Guides

    • Work Experience Guide: Organiser Guide – DOWNLOAD
    • Work Experience Guide: Student Guide – DOWNLOAD
    • Work Experience Guide: Employer Guide – DOWNLOAD

    Employability Toolkits

    • Employability Skills Toolkit: Teacher Guide – DOWNLOAD
    • Employability Skills Toolkit: Student Guide – DOWNLOAD

    Apprenticeship Guide

    Parents 

    • Parent Guide: DOWNLOAD
    • Apprenticeships, Jobs & Brands: PDF of employer web links – DOWNLOAD

    Teaching Resources and activities

    Literature, Posters and Leaflets

    • #MotorCareers Resources Flyer – DOWNLOAD 
    • #MotorCareers Job Finder Spider – DOWNLOAD
    • #MotorCareers Poster 1 – DOWNLOAD 
    • #MotorCareers Poster 2 – DOWNLOAD 
    • #MotorCareers Poster for Body Shop Career Pathways – DOWNLOAD
    • #MotorCareers Poster for Office & Management Career Pathways – DOWNLOAD
    • #MotorCareers Poster for Parts & Sales Career Pathways – DOWNLOAD
    • #MotorCareers Poster for Technical Career Pathways – DOWNLOAD 
    • Top Trump Job Cards – DOWNLOAD

    Request Form

    • Careers Fair/Event Request Attendance Form – DOWNLOAD

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How our resources support you to embed CEIAG into your school?

We are an impartial careers service offering CEIAG on jobs within the retail automotive industry to schools, colleges and those considering a career in the industry. We are very excited to be awarded the MATRIX standard of CEIAG for the second time running and received great feedback on our resources, social media activity and links with supporters and the industry. See how we are measured against CEIAG below.

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  • GATSBY Standard

    Did you know we can support you to embed CEIAG into your classroom free of charge using the Gatsby Benchmarks of Good Careers Guidance?  Our free recourses cover 5/8 of the benchmarks to support a stable careers programme and can all be found on our dedicated CEIAG website www.theimi.org.uk/autovity.

    GATSBY: http://www.gatsby.org.uk/education/programmes/good-career-guidance

     

    BENCHMARK 2 – learning from career and labour market information

    • We supply you with Career Labour Market Information for the retail automotive industry
    • Information and videos of real young people working in the industry in 150 different types of job roles.

    BENCHMARK 3 – addressing the needs of each pupil

    • Information and advice on all the options for your students next steps in the industry when they leave school including College courses, Apprenticeship Frameworks, Apprenticeship Standards and University.

    BENCHMARK 4 – linking curriculum learning to careers

    • 52x Lesson plans and teaching resources mapped to the curriculum in Business Studies, Literacy, ICT and Maths all with an Automotive Industry theme. Teacher and Pupil workbooks, hand outs and presentations.
    • Additional fun activities to use in the classroom whilst embedding CEIAG into pupils learning.

    BENCHMARK 5 – encounters with employers

    • Linking employers and our network of industry volunteers to attend your Career Fair events
    • Team competitions with employer experience prize day promoting teamwork, problem solving, time management and creativity, highlighting the different careers roles within the project to design and market their ‘Vehicle of the Future’.

    BENCHMARK 6 – experience of workplaces

    • Making Work Experience easier by supplying you with our easy to use WEX Toolkits for the Organiser, Student and Employer including preparation work, workbooks during the placement and feedback and reflection activities post placement to ensure a successful, rewarding and worthwhile experience.
    • See inside the industry with our 360 and VR films and experience the different workplaces without even leaving the classroom. Take a look on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFd986pkVcA  or Vimeo https://vimeo.com/241538368
    • See a different side to Automotive with our school Santa Pod days. Twice a year we offer schools free tickets to watch Drag Racing, meet the careers team and arrange Pit Tours to speak directly with Technicians and drivers who race and take care of these amazing machines.
  • MATRIX

    The IMI Careers Team have successfully been reaccredited with the MATIX Standard of impartial Careers, Education, Information, Advice and Guidance for the second time running. http://matrixstandard.com/

  • OFSTED

    Support within the Personal, Behavioural, Development and Welfare section including:

    • Leadership and Management – CIAG and Curriculum
    • Personal, Behavioural, Development and Welfare – Informed choices
    • 16-19 study programme – Improving CIAG, Progressions and Next Steps
    • Judgement – meaningful work experience placements

Contact Us

If you have any questions, feedback or queries we would love to hear from you, please contact the Careers team on:
careers@theimi.org.uk
01992 511521

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