18 01, 2018

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 [...]

12 01, 2018

"Blue Monday" or "New Job Monday"?

January 12th, 2018|

Have you heard of Blue Monday? According to some clever algorithm, in 2018 the most depressing day of the year falls on the 15th of January. That’s this Monday! Christmas is well and truly over, your December credit card statement arrives, the weather is bad, summer days are still months away… Except that if finding a new job is high on [...]

14 12, 2017

3 Reasons Why Leaving Your Permanent Role For a Contracting Job Could Be Worth It

December 14th, 2017|

There is a widely believed assumption that temporary and contract jobs should be avoided where possible and that they are just a ‘stepping stone’ to the next permanent role.   However, the tables are turning. Recent data and statistics show the employment rates of temporary roles are rising and people are more drawn towards the benefits. Our Managing Director, Gavin [...]

1 12, 2017

Important Reminder for All MOT Testers Regarding Their Annual Training and Assessment 2017/2018

December 1st, 2017|

In the recently published MOT special notice 07-17, DVSA has stated that they will be suspending MOT testers that have not completed their Annual Training and Assessment by midnight on 31/03/18. The 2017/2018 Annual Training and Assessment has been available through Autotech Recruit's division, Autotech Training, since August 2017. We are aware that many testers who have already bought the access [...]

27 11, 2017

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 [...]

15 11, 2017

Thank You for Visiting Us at MECHANEX Sandown Park!

November 15th, 2017|

Thank you to everyone who came along to see us at the MECHANEX 2017 on 7-8 November. The flagship event at Sandown Park had a great turnout and we met a number of auto repair business owners and car mechanics with their automotive recruitment queries. It's one of many trade events we have exhibited at so far, but the first time [...]