New pay package for technicians

Automotive retailer Inchcape Retail has unveiled a new technician pay package as part of its efforts to recruit more than 350 technicians.

Alongside 350 new technicians, the package is also intended to retain and develop the 950 technicians it already employs.

The new package includes a highly competitive salary, with five graded bands now consistent across the 100 plus retail centres around the UK. More than 80% of Inchcape’s current technicians will receive a pay rise as a result. Working hours have also been set to 40 hours per week and monthly bonuses will be based on technician team achievements, rather than individuals.

Having already been recognised as the 2016 number one big company to work for in the Sunday Times Top 100, the new package bolsters the existing extensive benefits offered to Inchcape’s technicians. The global brand already provides excellent pensions, share save schemes, child care vouchers, incentives and staff discounts at leading retailers. It invests heavily in career development and prioritises employee engagement, providing extensive training in the prestigious car brands it partners with, including Audi, BMW, Porsche and Mercedes Benz.

James Brearley, chief executive at Inchcape Retail, said, ‘Our technicians play a critical role in the success of our business and we want to reward them accordingly. So, we’ve listened to their feedback and carried out extensive industry research to create this new package. It demonstrates our ongoing commitment to being the employer of choice for technicians in our industry and will help us to attract even more talented individuals to join Inchcape and our award-winning team.’