SMMT proudly supports search for British automotive talent

26 August 2009 #SMMT News

The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) is backing this year’s Autocar-Courland Next Generation Award seeking to attract young talent into the automotive industry.

Open to all higher education students, the competition aims to promote careers in the motor industry and showcase UK talent. Entrants must submit a written response to the question: Where do you think the next automotive industry revolution will start and what will it deliver?

Six finalists will be selected to go before a ‘Dragon’s Den’ style judging panel to present their ideas to top industry executives including SMMT president and chairman, Ford of Britain, Joe Greenwell. Proposals may focus on technology, politics, production methods, financial incentives, or all of the above, as long it’s within the scope of the automotive industry.

The winner of the award will be announced at SMMT’s Annual Dinner, 24 November at the Park Lane Hilton, and will receive one month’s work experience at each of the four partner companies (Ford, Harley Davidson, Honda and Marshall Motor Group) supporting the programme as well as a cash prize.

Entries can be made online at and must be received by 23 October 2009.

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