DEMAND FOR TEMPORARY VEHICLE TECHNICIANS AND MOT TESTERS ON THE INCREASE IN NORTHERN IRELAND

The automotive aftermarket’s specialist technical recruitment company, Autotech Recruit, is branching into Northern Ireland following increasing demand from garages for temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers to fill positions as a result of the ongoing skills shortage.

Autotech Recruit already operatesthe industry’s largest network of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers, ready to quickly plug workforce gaps in garages, workshops and dealerships across the UK. Now, following growing demand from Northern Ireland for temporary vehicle technicians, the company is widening its net.

“Empty bays and servicing ramps could cost a garage around £3,000 a day in lost revenue,”Gavin White, MD of Autotech Recruit, explains. “Employing a temporary vehicle technician is a quick and cost-effective solution to ensure efficiency and productivity is maintained.”

Due to the rise in technically complex vehicles and the introduction of hybrid and electric cars, the skills gap amongst vehicle technicians is increasing. This is acutely felt amongst all garage owners who are finding it increasingly difficult to fill certain positions.

“Our overriding objective is to keep workshops running. We know what it takes to keep a garage working in times of staff shortages, and we have a vastnetwork of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers at our fingertips, whose services we can place immediately,” Gavin concludes.

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