Autotech Recruit, a provider of recruitment solutions for the automotive industry, has revealed its temporary vehicle technician recruitment programme covered 5,000 days worth of labour for leading car manufacturers and garages.
The launch of the programme, created to help leading UK car manufacturers overcome significant loss of revenue through the skills shortage, has proved successful with almost 25,000 hours filled over the last 12 months.
The figure demonstrates the dependence UK garages now have on temporary vehicle technicians to fulfil labour gaps, Autotech Recruit has said.
The manufacturer-led recruitment programme was launched by Autotech Recruit, in January 2018.
Reducing recruitment time
The overriding objective of the programme was to cut the time it takes to employ temporary vehicle technicians throughout a manufacturer’s retail network, improving service capacity, and counteracting the financial losses caused by empty service bays.
Under the programme, Autotech Recruit developed a bespoke solution to suit each manufacturer’s specific requirements, including access to an exclusive online booking portal, all-inclusive rates, and a dedicated team of recruitment specialists.
Trained to manufacturer standards
In addition, a group of regionally-based temporary vehicle technicians were sent on an intensive training course, at each manufacturer’s dedicated training facility, to ensure they are trained to the manufacturer’s specific standards.
Over the course of the year, Autotech Recruit forged alliances with leading car manufacturers, including VW Commercial Vehicles, BMW, SEAT, Renault and Ford, with over 70 technicians now trained and working within each manufacturer’s garages.
“Dealership garages are no different from independent garages, they still need to recruit technicians to ensure they are running at optimum capacity.” Gavin White, managing director of Autotech Recruit, commented.
“In 2017, we witnessed increasing demand from them for our temporary vehicle technicians and, due to the volume of this demand, we devised the Manufacturer-Led Recruitment Programme.
“Today, as a direct result of the programme, our temporary vehicle technicians are covering positions with manufacturers on both a short-term and longer-term basis, up to several months in some cases.”
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