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Follow These 3 Tips to Find the Best Candidates for Your Automotive Business

February 23rd, 2018|

To find the most skilled and suitable candidate for your business as quickly as possible, it’s critical to have a strong hiring strategy in place - before the vacant role starts to affect business operations. Our Managing Director, Gavin White, advises: “Business owners should be working to market their roles effectively, as well as tailoring each advertisement to appeal to [...]

You Asked Autotech: Limited Business or Umbrella Company – Which Route Is Best?

February 5th, 2018|

Before you start contracting, each MOT Tester or Vehicle Technician needs to decide the way they will get paid for their freelance work. There are two established options: setting up your own limited business or registering with an umbrella payment company. In this ‘You Asked Autotech’, Jake Betts, our Recruitment Consultant explains both payment options and their pros and cons [...]

You Asked Autotech: Do Contractors Earn More Money Than Permanent Employees?

January 23rd, 2018|

Jake Betts, Recruitment Consultant We are often asked whether contract MOT Testers and Vehicle Technicians earn more money than permanent employees. In a short answer, yes. In this 'You Asked Autotech', Jake Betts, our Recruitment Consultant tells us more about the reasons why contractors earn more than permanent employees. As a contractor, you can expect to earn anything from [...]

Autotech Recruit Calls for Greater Training Investment in 2018 to Close the Skills Gap

January 18th, 2018|

Demand for highly-skilled vehicle technicians is gaining traction across the country. But, as the pool of fully proficient, trained candidates is dwindling, investment in training needs to be high on the agenda in 2018. “In 2016 pockets of the country were feeling the pinch with the skills shortage,” comments Autotech Recruit’s MD Gavin White. “However, in 2017, garages across the [...]

3 Tips to Find a Temporary Automotive Job in the Run Up to Christmas

November 27th, 2017|

Taking on a temporary job in the run up to Christmas could enhance your career prospects, improve your work and life balance and increase your skills and knowledge. The number of jobs available in November is higher than the year average, according to research by Executives Online. Whilst many of us are inclined to make it our new year’s resolution to [...]

Technicians, It’s Time to Get Ready for Electric Vehicles

September 22nd, 2017|

In a recent training and development survey of Autotech Recruit's contract vehicle technicians and MOT testers, we found that almost 70% of our respondents were interested in developing their ability to service electric or hybrid vehicles. Those findings are a clear result of a growth in the popularity of electric vehicles. And with an increasing number of those cars on [...]