Work as a Contract Technician/MOT Tester

Established since 2010, Autotech Recruit has a great reputation in the automotive aftermarket. Due to high demand for our services, we are always looking for new MOT testers and vehicle technicians to join our network. If you hold relevant qualifications and experience, but you’ve never worked as as a contractor before, don’t worry, we will help you get started!

We are trusted by thousands of independent garages, dealerships, national retail groups, and government organisations across the UK to supply temporary technicians and MOT tester to cover sickness, holidays or business peaks. We have a multitude of work opportunities waiting for you right now.

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

  • Minimum Level 3 Diploma in Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair (or equivalent)
  • MOT testing qualification (if you are applying for MOT tester jobs)
  • Proven work experience
  • Current driving licence
  • Good verbal and written English communication skill

Working as a contract MOT tester or vehicle technician has numerous benefits and better work-life balance and higher pay are just a couple of them. Our top freelance mechanics earn between £35k and £45k a year with part time contractors earning up to £20k a year.

So if you have the right qualifications and work experience, but the thought of moving away from permanent job into contracting seems a little daunting, please get in touch as we will be able to answer all your questions.


On starting work with Autotech Recruit in August 2014 I had very little idea of how many different automotive companies I would be working for. In this time I have always been very busy with little or no down time due to lack of contracts. The work is challenging as we repair all makes of vehicles and I find working with different people throughout the country has given me more confidence in myself. I found the consultants I have worked for very helpful. My current consultant has been very professional towards me making me feel like a valued team member. Autotech Recruit are willing to work with me by giving me time to do all the things I like to do. I don’t work Saturdays now which helps me do more of my hobby teaching people to scuba dive. I have always promoted Autotech Recuit to other people I meet as a professional and caring company to work for. I’m looking forward to a long and very busy time with Autotech Recruit.


I’ve been working for Autotech Recruit for a year now. When I first started I was a bit doubtful as I didn’t know what to expect and the thought of working away from home never appealed to me. But I took a chance at it and I’ve really enjoyed myself. Different places, meeting different people and picking up new skills. The guys from Autotech Recruit have been brilliant from day one, from registering till now. If I had a problem, which was few and far between, I picked the phone up and it was dealt with no excuses. At this present moment in time I have no intentions of leaving Autotech Recruit as I like what I am doing and they have never left me without work.


I had hesitations on joining Autotech Recruit Ltd: Would I fit in? Are my standards good enough for the company? I need not have had any. I was made to feel at home from day one. Jason Swindell and the team have looked after me very well.
Some of the best things about working for Autotech Recruit are the flexibility of the days one works, the variety of placements and the feeling that everything is taken care of for you. I would recommend working for Autotech Recruit.


Thank you for the service your company provided for us over the last few months. The contractor worked hard, he was thorough, he picked up our ways and standards very quickly and he was generally a really nice guy. I have recommended your services to all the other Service Managers within our group and won’t hesitate to use you again in the future if needs be.

Amy Jarrett, H.A.FOX Jaguar

"The contractors were both a credit to Autotech Recruit. They both worked really hard and helped us immensely during the busy period why we had techs on their summer holidays."

David Howell, Westway Mill Hill

"The whole process from requesting support from Autotech Recruit to the arrival on site of the technician was seamless. Tom was very punctual, a hard worker and a pleasure to have as part of our team."

Brian Cunningham, Bristol Street Motors

"We've used Autotech Recruit to provide substitute technicians on a couple of occasions to cover sickness and holidays. On each occasion, Autotech was able to assist, even at relatively short notice. We found the staff provided to be very capable and quick to adapt to the product. Would happily recommend Autotech Recruit to anyone looking for replacement technicians."

Andrew Martin, BCC Cars - Wigan Pier Citroen

Are you an MOT tester or technician interested in freelance work? Please contact us on 01234 240503 or fill out the enquiry form below and we will call you back to discuss your requirements.