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IMI is the professional association for individuals working in the retail motor industry and the authoritative voice of the sector.
IMI is transforming the automotive industry by setting, upholding and promoting professional standards – driving skills acquisition, establishing clearer career paths, and boosting public confidence.
Established in 1920, the IMI filled a specific need for individuals desiring recognition for their accomplishments, and the recognition they received led to a steady growth in membership. Those needs still exist today therefore membership and professional recognition remains at the core of our existence.
Making IMI qualifications, accreditations and membership the Gold Standard for professionals working in the automotive retail, related and adjacent sectors. Recognised as the “common currency” by which professionals are evaluated and necessary attainments for those wishing to enhance their status, recognition, skills & employability, both in the UK and abroad, creating a compelling case for automotive careers.
To be the UK’s most respected and admired industry body. Internationally recognised as authoritative, valued and supported across our sector and beyond.
IMI products and services provide solutions for individuals and businesses within the retail automotive sector. Through every step of development, from first encounters with our industry to management and leadership decisions taken by business owners, IMI has developed a range of solutions to support your aims and ours, to develop a skilled workforce and raise standards within the industry.
Attracting and retaining talented individuals
Ensuring current and future skills needs are met
Ensuring sector has skilled managers and leaders to drive change
Ensuring businesses understand the benefits of up-skilling staff
Changing public perception of the sector and increasing consumer confidence
Careers Information, Advice and Support
Qualifications, Accreditations, QAA and Professional Development
Management Competency Frameworks, Accreditations and Recruitment
Membership and Professional Register