Ben extends support to automotive people who face job losses

Published:  21 October, 2020

 Automotive industry charity Ben is now providing support to industry people who have lost their jobs and who are at risk of losing their jobs.

Reflecting the impact of COVID-19, the charity said it has seen a 52% increase in requests for support from April-September this year.

Rachel Clift, Health and Wellbeing Director at Ben, observed: “The pandemic has left many people’s futures uncertain, so in response, we have extended our services to provide the relevant support. We are helping automotive people to cope with their current employment situation, look to the future, as well as providing information, advice and guidance for job-seeking, CV building and interview skills. 

As well as providing one-to-one support, Ben has developed online tools available at

Ben is partnering with a number of organisations as part of the initiative, including the IMI.

Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI added: “The IMI is doing all it can to support people working in the industry at this challenging time. We are, therefore, delighted to be able to add our new three-month free trial membership offer to the Ben Work, Health and Wellbeing services. 

“We know from the last few months that being part of the wider automotive community through IMI membership has helped many. Access to technical expertise and online learning tools, as well as topical information and practical training opportunities which should help those facing a change in their working circumstances to stay on top of the skills that will put them in the best position for new roles.”

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