5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Becoming a Contractor

5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Becoming a Contractor

This article was originally published on 30 September 2022

MOT testers and vehicle technicians - have you ever thought about becoming a contractor? Due to the rising cost of living, millions of people are now looking to maximise their earnings. For many, leaving the security of a permanent job and delving into the world of freelancing may seem like a massive change and a risk not worth taking. However, if you want to earn good money and take control of your work-life balance, becoming a contact vehicle technician or MOT tester may just be the best career decision you ever make. Here are five reasons why...

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1. The Money

You can earn more money as a temporary vehicle technician/MOT tester - our contractors earn up to £24 per hour (depending on skills, location and placement). We guarantee at least 8 hours of work per day and weekly pay. Many of our contractors currently take home up to £800 per week.

Autotech Recruit contractors can choose the way they operate to maximise how much of your salary you keep in your pocket. You can be paid via your own limited company, as a sole trader or an umbrella company.

2. The Variety

The variety is huge with our clients ranging from fast-fit groups, national dealerships, independent garages and government organisations needing MOT testers and vehicle technicians to fulfil their short- and long-term requirements.

You won't be getting caught up in office politics and if you don't like it somewhere, we will move you on to another contract.

We all know about the skill shortage in the industry right now. You will get to learn new skills, meet new people, and just as you start to get bored, you get to move on to another workshop.

3. The Flexibility

Are you fed up with using your holiday for the kids' sports day or want your weekends back to pursue your hobby? One of the main benefits of freelancing with Autotech Recruit is the ability to control your own work schedule. You can pick and choose the days you work.

Whether you want to contract 6 days a week most of the year and have the whole month off or only work as a contractor on odd days throughout the year, you have the flexibility and control to make that decision.

Our team will always do their absolute best to provide you with consistent work on the days you want to work. It is unlikely that there will be no work offered. It all depends on if you can travel, what type of work you're happy to do, and the pay rates.

4. Be Your Own Boss But Not on Your Own

Becoming your own boss is the holy grail for many, but a lot of contractors would agree that it required certain courage to leave their permanent jobs. Being a contract vehicle technician or MOT tester with Autotech Recruit offers you the best of both worlds. It means you work for yourself but with the support of our friendly and dedicated office team who are here to make sure you make the most of your skills and find the right contracts for you.

Contracting with Autotech Recruit, you are never on your own. Not only can you count on the ex-trade experience of our consultants but also on help from a friendly and constantly growing network of fellow contractors.

We also give you access to our online Contractor Portal, which allows you to easily manage your contracting assignments.

5. The Perks

There are many perks to becoming a temporary vehicle technician or MOT tester with Autotech Recruit. Some of the benefits of contracting with us beat what any other automotive recruitment agency can offer. These include:

• training, such as free Electric/Hybrid Vehicle training and discounted MOT Annual Training and Assessment
• free access to HaynesPro, the largest automotive database to improve their productivity and technical knowledge
• refer a friend scheme that could earn you £250 each time you successfully recommend a fellow vehicle technician or MOT tester to Autotech Recruit

Most Autotech Recruit contract vehicle technicians and MOT testers will tell you that there is no better way to work and they wish they had done it sooner.

Does contracting sound interesting to you? Please register here and one of our team will be in touch with you shortly.

Still not convinced or have more questions to ask? Please give us a call on 01234 240503 and we'll be delighted to help.

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