A former temporary vehicle technician for Autotech Recruit, Gareth Gwilt, has joined Autotech Training as the new Training Manager.
Following a career as a vehicle technician, which saw him work for Autotech Recruit as a contractor in 2017, Gareth is currently undertaking his initial teacher training qualifications, which will enable him to work as an in-house technical trainer alongside Training Delivery Director, Mandla Ndhlovu.
Autotech Training was created as a division of Autotech Group in 2016 to support the upskilling of vehicle technicians and MOT testers within the automotive industry.
Working in partnership with industry recognised training providers and awarding bodies including the IMI, Autotech Training delivers courses from its headquarters in Milton Keynes, which also features an EV Training Suite, or on the site of any garage or business across the country.
Gareth’s career within the automotive industry began almost 30 years ago as an apprentice vehicle technician. During a gap in employment in 2017, Gareth became a contractor for Autotech Recruit taking a temporary vehicle technician position within Jaguar Land Rover which eventually turned into a permanent role.
While receiving ongoing training from Jaguar Land Rover during his employment, Gareth was aware of the considerable skills shortage within the wider industry. “Over the course of my career vehicles have evolved considerably,” comments Gareth. “There is a huge skills shortage and I recognised that, having worked for a vehicle manufacturer for some time, I would find working on other vehicles difficult as technology and components have moved on at such a pace. This made me realise that I wanted to take a slightly different career direction and, reaching out to Autotech Group once again, I was delighted to hear that demand for the company’s training offer was growing significantly and I was keen to be a part of this.
While I am undertaking the necessary qualifications to teach, my background as a vehicle technician will enable me to bond with technicians attending courses, and I will have a greater level of understanding of what they are dealing with on a day to day basis.”
“Gareth’s experience as a vehicle technician will add value to the training experience candidates receive. By studying to become a fully qualified trainer he demonstrates his commitment to upskilling technicians working within the industry,” comments Mandla Ndhlovu, Training Delivery Director for Autotech Training. “We are delighted to welcome Gareth onboard, and he will be a great addition to the Autotech Training team as it continues to grow.”
For further information, visit Autotech Training.