Insights

Freelance Vehicle Technicians Are on the Rise

October 15th, 2018|

Freelancing was once considered something which only marketing, IT and accounting execs could do, but today this new way of working is creeping across all industries, with reports stating that one in seven of us will be self-employed by 2020, and the motor trade is certainly not exempt from this. In fact, demand for temporary technicians in the UK, to [...]

Why We Need to Change the Perception of a Career in the Motor Trade Amongst School Leavers

September 5th, 2018|

Recent reports released by the IMI have painted a bleak outlook for the motor trade in the recruitment of school leavers and apprentices. Just a quarter of parents reported that they would be happy for their child to take the vehicle technician route, compared to 59% who favoured their offspring pursuing an engineering career. These somewhat damning figures illustrate the [...]

Tech Me Out: How the Industry Needs to Lure Back Leaving Technicians

July 25th, 2018|

By Gavin White, Managing Director, Autotech Recruit* According to reports, car manufacturers and garage owners say they can’t hire the skilled talent they need and, as the baby boomers retire in their droves, there is set to be a surplus of jobs going begging. Couple this with column inches on the fact that the younger, so-called Generation Z don’t want [...]

Understanding the New MOT Rules: Using Video to Create Further Transparency

July 23rd, 2018|

At a time when consumers are demanding transparency, convenience and personalisation, the new MOT rules add an additional layer of confusion for motorists when it comes to car repairs.   A recent RAC survey of 1,866 motorists found that 49% were confused by the ‘Minor’ category, assuming this would mean an automatic fail, when it fact it means the vehicle [...]

Job Gazumping in the Automotive Aftermarket: What Would It Take for Aftermarket Workers to Accept a Counter-Offer?

July 9th, 2018|

New research launched by Autotech Recruit has revealed that ‘job gazumping’ is having a big impact on the automotive aftermarket industry*. Due to pressing factors - such as the skills shortage that has been affecting the industry over recent years - just how much is the gazumping phenomenon impacting the sector? Key findings: • More than half (55%) of the [...]