The Nationwide Franchised Sellers Affiliation (NFDA) has advised that promotion of “thrilling profession alternatives” in automotive retail can ease younger folks’s anxiousness about their future careers.
Respondents to a survey performed amongst 804 18 to 24-year-olds by the NFDA’s Drive My Profession (DMC) employment initiative discovered that 71% are frightened the financial disaster will have an effect on their day-to-day life and 69% suppose it can additionally impression their long-term future.
However 79% are conscious of job alternatives within the automotive trade and amongst respondents who’re at the moment unemployed, 84% wish to begin a profession within the close to future with digital advertising and marketing and communications (22%), technician (16%), and logistics (13%) roles amongst their favoured routes into the sector.
NFDA chief govt Sue Robinson mentioned: “Younger individuals are clearly involved for his or her future job prospects, given the present state of the financial system.
“At NFDA, we’re dedicated to serving to younger folks launch their profession within the automotive sector.”
DMC’s current survey, entitled ‘Financial Disaster: how will this impression my profession?’, discovered that 70% of respondents suppose the UK’s present financial points can have an have an effect on their skill to discover a job within the subsequent 5 years.
It revealed that there’s a robust pipeline of younger expertise actively contemplating a profession within the sector, nonetheless, with 84% wish to begin a profession within the close to future.
AM lately heard inspiring tales of younger folks beginning out on a profession in automotive retail in an episode of the AM News Show podcast recorded in partnership with NFDA Drive My Profession.
JCT600 head of colleague expertise Nicola Tordoff-Sohne, Aston Martin Leeds apprentice technician Sophie Bailey and Mercedes-Benz Sheffield apprentice service advisor Ben Collinson to debate the fact of a key route into the sector for the following era of automotive expertise.
DMC’s survey additionally reveals optimistic indicators for its efforts to lift consciousness of careers within the automotive trade.
Most respondents had been already acquainted with Drive My Profession (68%), highlighting robust model recognition for younger automotive fanatics, and felt extra assured about their future profession prospects after listening to concerning the choices provided by the automotive trade (86%).
Robinson mentioned: “Drive My Profession was launched by the NFDA to advertise the retail automotive trade and to lift consciousness of the thrilling profession alternatives it presents. Going ahead, we’ll proceed to work arduous to allow our enterprise leaders of the long run.”