Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Professional Body
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    • Fanshaws, Brickendon, Hertford, Hertfordshire, SG13 8PQ

About The Institute of the Motor Industry

The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is the only automotive professional body in the world. They assess and register motor industry professionals across more than 60 countries. Established in 1920, the IMI delivers more than 250 qualifications worldwide and aims to set, uphold and promote professional standards.

Employees are encouraged to fulfil corporate values wherever possible and a staff recognition and appreciation scheme rewards those who demonstrate this. Colleagues can nominate their fellow workers and one winner is picked per month to receive a voucher and a thank you card. As a special thank you for the company’s successes in 2016/17, all staff were given an extra day’s holiday.

Teams are encouraged to work together across the business on cross-functional projects, such as business development and web development. A monthly communications meeting keeps the workforce updated on company issues but with a fun side; one meeting fell on a dress-down day and followed a cowboy theme!

What is it like to work for The Institute of the Motor Industry

My Manager
My Manager
The IMI aims to promote from within the company, with six out of nine members of the senior management team coming from more junior roles in the organisation. The company commits to developing its employees and help them with their career progression through regular meetings and development plans.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
All staff receive training to suit their needs, with a recent online phishing course provided to every employee to teach them about online safety for themselves and the company. External events have also covered areas including employment law, inclusion and equality and diversity.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
The IMI annual dinner includes a charity raffle in honour of their charity partner, which has raised more than £14,000 during the past three years. A staff volunteering scheme also allows all full and part-time employees to take up to two days per year for an approved volunteering activity.

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    43% / 57%

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