Industry Forum

Careers at Industry Forum

We spend a significant amount of time at work, so it’s vital we find the right place, & we’re confident that SMMT Industry Forum is the place for you. 

The team here are our most important asset, and as we grow, we intend to solidify this by attracting the brightest and best, allowing us, and you, to go from strength to strength.  

Post pandemic we’ve seen a shift in the way we work, with the traditional 9 – 5 office-based role a thing of the past. We’ve embraced this change and are happy to be able to offer flexibility to our people.

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About Us

SMMT Industry Forum work with big and small clients, shaping and delivering complex and transformational change. Our consultants help these organisations tackle their most critical challenges, often by working as an integral part of their leadership teams. Our focus is always on making change happen, making it successful and making it last.

Our people focus on building trusting, long term client relationships and only selling work that clients need and want. We truly believe this is key to our success, and that’s why we can’t afford to compromise on the quality of people we hire. At SMMT Industry Forum we look to hire and develop really passionate talented consultants. We look for high achievers with relevant consulting experience. Joiners will have the ability to build strong relationships with blue-chip clients.

But meeting our requirements is only part of the story. Life at SMMT Industry Forum is very different from larger consultancy companies. With freedom, trust and autonomy comes a high level of accountability. This is by no means a soft option. There’s a strong focus on personal and professional development.

About You

There’s no one ‘type’ of person we recruit. Working with various clients whether in person or remotely requires talented, multi skilled, committed people from a diverse range of backgrounds, and our recruitment process is fair and transparent.

If you thrive in an environment where you are genuinely empowered to deliver on highly strategic and innovative client-facing programmes and services then we are the company for you. You will be dealing with some of the world’s top business names working alongside some of the world’s leading manufacturers, using your professional knowledge and experience.

Training and Development

No matter your experience or background, you’ll get dedicated support when you join. With an induction and the businesses support, you’ll quickly get to grips with the role and have access to help and guidance whenever you need it. So you won’t be on your own – you’ll be a part of a community dedicated to your development.

We are proud to have been awarded the Investors in People Silver award and follow a Quality Management System aligned to ISO9001.


In return for working at Industry Forum, we offer a competitive salary and bonus scheme, with excellent personal development opportunities, both academically and within multiple industry sectors. Employees who deliver high levels of performance and customer satisfaction are encouraged to progress within the organisation.

We are proud to offer a competitive total rewards package designed with our employees’ health, wealth and well-being in mind. These include:

  • 25 Days Annual Leave and additional days for public and privilege holidays.
  • Car Allowance
  • Opportunities to be recognised through our employee recognition scheme
  • Opportunities to hybrid working, subject to business needs
  • Excellent pension scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Parental and adoption leave

We also invest in our employees’ wellness and quality of life by providing a wide selection of exclusive lifestyle offers, services and support, designed to help you manage and balance your work/life priorities.:

  • Health club discounts
  • Health Screenings
  • Employee Assistance Programmes
  • Family Leave
  • Employee Discounts

*May vary by role.

Culture and Working Environment

As part of our team, you’ll discover an inclusive workplace that’s welcoming, supportive and encouraging. You’ll be part of an organisation where people want to support one another and make a difference. Aside from fostering an open culture, we’ve got a range of growing affinity groups. For example:


  • Ethnic Minority and gender equality networks
  • Groups supporting wellbeing, mental health, neurodiversity and disability
  • Women’s and Men’s Networks
  • Faith/No Faith communities for staff to come together
  • LGBTQ+ support networks

You’ll also find a variety of social groups to help you settle in and connect with people with similar interests.

Due to the international nature of our business, our consultants are expected to spend significant amounts of time travelling both in the UK and overseas.

Equal Opportunities

Industry Forum is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diverse and inclusive recruitment practices that ensure equal opportunity for everyone and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origins, sexual orientation, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, age, sex (including gender reassignment) or marital or civil partnership status. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and will happily make reasonable adjustments to always ensure a fair process. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalised as a result of such a request.
Industry Forum [SMMT Group] is now Disability Confident Committed employer.

Employee Testimonials

We want everyone to feel welcome. That’s why we want you to know that we’ll work with you to make the application process as smooth as possible.  Industry Forum is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need assistance during the application process, it is available upon request. The company is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalised as a result of such a request.

In 2020 a group of 38 employees from across SMMT Group (comprising of SMMT, SMMT Industry Forum and The Motor Ombudsman) founded a task force dedicated to exploring Diversity and Inclusion needs and goals for the wider business. These ideas and identified priorities are set out in the Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, covering the period between 2021 and 2025. The SMMT Group D&I strategy can be found here.

If you like what you have read, are excited by our vision and mission and share our values, now really is the time to join us. Please submit a copy of your CV and a covering letter, detailing why you feel you would be suited to the role:

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