BMW academy is first IMI TechSafe Centre of Excellence


The Institute of the Motor Business (IMI) has named BMW Group UK Academy in Wokefield Park, Berkshire the primary IMI TechSafe Centre of Excellence.

The award is for BMW Academy growing and selling IMI TechSafe requirements, driving-up and standardising auto-tech {qualifications} within the UK and worldwide.

The £17m BMW Group UK Academy opened in 2006  to coach apprentices and maintain sellers updated on the newest merchandise, strategies and expertise.

Its status has drawn excessive profile guests together with UK and abroad Authorities ministers, in addition to delegations from Malaysia, China, Philippines and Netherlands within the final two years alone.

The bulk, 76%, of technicians within the BMW UK community have achieved IMI {qualifications} and IMI TechSafe eligibility.

Mario Moser, buyer assist director at BMW Group UK stated: “I’m delighted that the BMW UK Academy has acquired this recognition for its excessive instructing high quality, and we look ahead to persevering with our work with the IMI to lift requirements throughout the trade.”

“On the BMW Academy we’re dedicated to delivering the very best stage of coaching to our long-term workers and new apprentices alike, and are long-standing supporters of the IMI TechSafe programme,” commented Phil Neal, Nationwide Technical Coaching Supervisor, BMW Group UK Academy.

Steve Nash, CEO of the Institute of the Motor Business added: “We’re delighted to have offered this primary IMI TechSafe Centre of Excellence accreditation to the BMW Academy in recognition of its achievements in coaching, supporting and selling the IMI TechSafe ambitions {and professional} register within the UK and abroad.

Centres hoping to be named a TechSafe Centre of Excellence should meet set IMI standards together with delivering an excellent high quality of accreditation provision, being a vocal and proactive supporter of TechSafe in inner and exterior communications, in addition to demonstrating a transparent dedication to upskilling their technicians.

Pictured (l to r) Phil Neal, the Nationwide Coaching Supervisor for BMW Group Academy with Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI


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