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Autotech urges aftermarket to drive forward skills conversation

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Autotech Group is urging senior leaders, HR directors and managers in the automotive aftermarket to drive forward the skills conversation.

Autotech Group’s inaugural Talent Recharge event, ‘How to gain, train and retain talent’, will be held within the surroundings of Red Bull MK-7 Milton Keynes to help organisations devise and deploy successful long term talent strategies, the group said.

People from across the aftermarket, tyre, body, and paint sectors have signed up for the event - including senior leaders from OEMs, dealer groups, tyre manufactures, independents, fast fit, national retail chains, insurance companies and several trade associations.

The event's keynote speaker will be former McLaren Formula 1 team mechanic and automotive broadcaster, Marc ‘Elvis’ Priestly.

The event will include lunch, networking opportunities and the chance to participate in interactive workshop sessions.

The event is free to attend and will be held on March 23 from 9am-1pm.

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Attendees will also hear from business consultant, recruitment advisor and entrepreneur, James Osborne, and speakers from other industries who have faced similar skills shortage challenges will share best practice.

Vertu Motors has launched a recruitment drive to attract staff to four new Toyota franchised car dealerships after taking over the brand’s West of Scotland territory from Arnold Clark.

AM recently reported that business leaders will have to “become comfortable with feeling uncomfortable” to make automotive careers appeal to a wider range of young talent through an improved culture of diversity and inclusion (D&I).

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