The British Motor Show is to host The UK Automotive Careers Expo
After announcing its prestigious return in 2020, The British Motor Show is proud to announce it will play host to the UK Automotive Careers Expo on the opening day of the show, August 20th.
The automotive industry faces a challenging skills shortage at a time that sees huge change in the sector. However, the team behind the show all come from the Automotive industry and we want to showcase what a great industry this can be to work in.
Manufacturers and suppliers are both finding it hard to recruit the necessary skills into the industry and industry bodies such as National Franchised Dealers Association (NFDA), with its Drive My Career campaign, are launching programs to attract new talent for their members.
The British Motor Show is committed to delivering a diverse day for visitors and what better way to do this than combining the recruitment fair into the first day of the National motor Show.
The Fair will see seminars and sessions from manufacturers and industry suppliers showcasing the fantastic opportunities that the industry has to offer.
The show will specifically focus on attracting young talent into the industry from schools, colleges and universities, as well as promoting the industry as a forward thinking and positive place to work.
A specific thread is also aimed at attracting more women into the industry, supported by some of the key female figureheads from across the automotive sector.
Manufacturers, schools, colleges, retailers and suppliers will all be exhibiting with staff available to chat to visitors about the wide variety of opportunities available, from apprenticeships right through to re-skilling in areas such as design, tech and marketing.
We are creating a show full of passion and fun and we want to leverage that feel good factor to showcase what a great industry this is to work in.
The Careers Expo will be free to attend for anyone visiting the show, which means that under 16’s go for free. We’ll also be offering concessions for students and those looking to reskill.