Autotech Recruit has branched into Northern Ireland following increasing demand from garages for temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers to fill positions as a result of the ongoing "staff shortages".
The company already operates what it believes to be the industry’s “largest network of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers” and is now widening its net after identifying a growth in demand from Northern Ireland car retailers for temporary vehicle technicians.
Autotech Recruit’s managing director, Gavin White, said: “Empty bays and servicing ramps could cost a garage around £3,000 a day in lost revenue. 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, Autotech Recruit believes.
“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 vast network of temporary vehicle technicians and MOT testers at our fingertips, whose services we can place immediately,” said White.