Autotech Talks With… Stephen Whitton, SSW Automotive

Autotech Talks With… Stephen Whitton, SSW Automotive

This article was originally published on 21 May 2020

In the latest of our Autotech Talks series, our CEO Gavin White speaks to Stephen Whitton, from SSW Automotive.

Steve discusses how adaptability is now key within the automotive industry and argues that training shouldn’t be put on the back burner. In a progressive industry that has a reputation for being reactive in regard to training, the need to ensure technicians are sufficiently skilled has never been more vital, particularly as sales of Electric Vehicles have still been comparably high over the last couple of months. “The industry can’t afford to take their eye off the ball.” While admitting that traditional styles of training with groups of people will likely see a demise in the near future, there are many new, innovative online training tools available and Steve urges industry bosses to become more ‘learner-centred’ and employers of choice, renowned for developing great people.


Sharing tips and strategies to creating a lifelong culture of learning, Steve also raises issues around creating a pipeline of future talent, citing the IMI’s statement that the automotive industry is set to see the lowest number of school leavers since the war.


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