Autotech Recruit launches new programme

Autotech Recruit, the UK automotive technical recruitment specialist, is rolling out a Manufacturer Led Recruitment programme – which is set to cut the time it takes to employ temporary technicians, counteracting loss of revenue through empty servicing ramps.

The move responds to growing calls from leading car manufactures for highly skilled technicians to take on temporary roles, to ensure every one of their workshops across the country has the capacity to meet current, and increasing, demand.

Many car manufacturers cite the time it takes to recruit technicians, up to a minimal three months in some cases, and the process of screening candidates to work on such a short time scale, as a deterrent to filling temporary positions.

Under the new Manufacturer Led Recruitment programme, once an alliance has been formed, Autotech Recruit will develop a bespoke solution to suit each manufacturer’s specific requirements. This includes access to an exclusive online booking portal, enabling dealers or authorised service centre manufacturers to place requests for temporary cover and the experience of a dedicated nationwide team of recruitment specialists.

Significantly, as many manufacturers prefer technicians to be trained to their specific standards, Autotech Recruit will take a pool of contractors through a manufacturer’s training programme, and equip them with the appropriate workwear, to ensure they have a team ready to hit the ground running.

‘As an agency which works solely for the technical automotive industry, our over-riding objective is to keep workshops running and this underpins the Manufacturer Led Programme,’ comments Gavin White, managing director of Autotech Recruit. ‘The skills shortage is currently being felt across the whole of the country, and workshops and dealers under leading car manufacturers are not immune to this.’

‘Our growing pool of approved candidates cover the UK and can be placed within temporary positions within days, enabling us to bridge any skills gaps and help dealers fulfil increasing demand for their services.’