Children Meet the Motor Industry

Interaction with role models inspires primary school pupils to reach for aspirational careers  Based on the idea that ‘if they can see it, they can be it’, the UK Automotive 30% Club Inspiring Automotive Women event on 7 June introduced influential role models to young children at The Hill Primary Academy in Barnsley, Yorkshire to […]

Lookers launches female apprentice network as part of diversity efforts

    Motor retailer Lookers has strengthened its position as a diversity employer of choice by launching its first ever Female Apprentice Network. The network was launched at global tyre company and Lookers partner Pirelli by female apprentices from across the Lookers dealership network and will allow them to share experiences, ambitions and learning as […]

Misconceptions of the Automotive Industry dispelled for a female student during a work experience at Jardine Motors Group

A students feedback following a week’s work experience with the Jardine Motors Group “Being a woman in the automotive industry isn’t about limiting yourself. It’s about embracing yourself as a women, knowing you can do exactly what a man can do.” These are the powerful words from Maham, a young student who undertook a one-week placement […]

King James’s Students Motor Ahead With Job Shadowing Roles

Two Sixth Form students from King James’s School in Knaresborough have spent the week gaining an insight into the automotive industry with help from Vantage Motor Group. Also based in Knaresborough, Vantage selected Rebecca Johnson and Zara Quinn to complete a job shadowing placement with Managing Director Mark Robinson following an application process. Last year, […]

Julia Muir attends the launch of Speakers for Schools ‘Next Gen’ Work Experience Programme at No10 Downing Street

At a recent 10 Downing Street reception, key supporters of Speakers for Schools were thanked for their continuing hard work and voluntary dedication, and attendees were encouraged to provide work experience through the new work experience programme ‘Speakers for Schools: Next Generation’ ( launched at the reception. Robert Peston, Speakers for Schools Founder (and ITV […]

Motorcycle Manufacturer Ducati UK Joins the UK Automotive 30% Club

The UK Automotive 30% Club is proud to announce that Ducati UK has now become the 21st member of the UK Automotive 30% Club. In January 2018, the UK Automotive 30% Club broadened its membership base with the inclusion of motorcycle manufacturer Ducati UK. The company joins its sister VW Group automotive companies; VW, Audi, SEAT, Skoda, and Bentley, in fully supporting the aims of the UK Automotive 30% Club, and announced Managing Director Tim Maccabee as the first leader of the […]

The UK Automotive 30% Club Annual Conference: What Was Learnt?

Influential speakers from retail and manufacturing automotive organisations joined over 70 automotive leaders in coming together to share ideas at the UK Automotive 30% Club conference on 2nd November 2017. With the exciting theme of ‘reaching 30 by 30’, and the aim of filling at least 30% of key leadership positions in the member organisations […]

UK Automotive 30% Club Members Toyota GB and Gaia Innovation Inform Young Females About Automotive Apprenticeships

On November 22nd Toyota GB hosted an inspiring and informative Automotive Apprenticeship event at the Toyota Academy in Derby in collaboration with Gaia Innovation; a fellow member of the UK Automotive 30% Club. Over 50 young female students and staff came together to learn about apprenticeships in the automotive industry. The students were inspired to consider both technical and […]

‘Someone will find me out’ – Impostor Phenomenon and the toll it takes on working women

Dr. Theresa Simpkin, Senior Lecturer at Anglia Ruskin University, was a guest speaker at the UK Automotive 30% Club conference this year, discussing The Imposter Phenomenon. Below is an article written by Dr. Simpkin, highlighting the topic discussed. Logically, I know I’m good at what I do. But I’m still constantly afraid someone is going to […]