LKQ Academy is offering 25 percent off a range of courses this January, giving garages a head start on upskilling in 2024. The standout course included in this offer is the IMI level 2/3 Hybrid and EV training; with 72 percent of techs yet to be trained, this is a must have.
LKQ Academy offers more than 80 different courses, covering everything from technical skills to business management, and innovative courses like ‘technical for non-technical staff’ – designed to help front-of-house team members grow their knowledge and deepen trust with customers, and included in the January sale.
Training is delivered across more than 25 UK sites, including brand new LKQ training centres in Glasgow and Manchester, with two more centres due to open in the next six months, in Tamworth and Reading.
Bob Wiffen, workshop solutions director at LKQ Euro Car Parts said: “Garages have had to evolve and adapt in recent years to keep up with changing regulations and new technologies. With the aftermarket still facing a skills gap, we want to make our training offer available no matter the size of your business or location.
“At the same time, it’s important to highlight and address the recruitment challenges facing the industry with a reported 24,000 vacancies in the UK and Ireland. LKQ Academy is supporting garages’ ability to promote from within by providing training for non-technical employees, to gain technical skills and move from reception into the workshop – be it as a technician or as a workshop controller.”
Garages and technicians can also take advantage of LKQ Academy memberships, that start from just £649. The most popular individual membership costs £999 – which includes unlimited training. Platinum memberships are available at a workshop level and offer access to 20 training days and 20 eLearning courses annually for just £2,499 a year – with no limit to the number of staff who can be trained.
LKQ Academy also offers a technical helpline that helps customers to resolve problems eating into their productivity. Over the last 12 months, the helpline has taken over 12,500 calls, saving technicians a massive £1.5m in labour costs.
If you want to see how the helpline can support you take up the one-month free trial by visiting the website.