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New service aims to ‘cut time’ for employing temporary technicians

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Autotech Recruit has introduced a manufacturer-led recruitment programme to reduce the time taken to employ temporary technicians.

The initiative is in response to calls from manufacturers for temporary technicians to ensure their workshops are staffed to meet workshop demand.  

Manufacturers have told Autotech that it typically takes a minimum of three months to complete the process of recruiting technicians, which can be a deterrent to filling positons.

The service includes access to an exclusive online booking portal, enabling dealers or authorised service centre manufacturers to place requests for temporary cover, which will be fulfilled instantly, all-inclusive rates, and the experience of a dedicated nationwide team of recruitment specialists.

Autotech Recruit will take a pool of contractors through a manufacturer’s training programme, and equip them with the appropriate workwear, to ensure they have a team ready to hit the ground running.

Autotech Recruit’s managing director Gavin White said: “As an agency which works solely for the technical automotive industry, our over-riding objective is to keep workshops running and this underpins the manufacturer-led programme.

“The skills shortage is currently being felt across the whole of the country, and workshops and dealers under leading car manufacturers are not immune to this.

“Our growing pool of approved candidates cover the UK and can be placed within temporary positions within days, enabling us to bridge any skills gaps and help dealers fulfil increasing demand for their services.”

“The service launched nationwide in January 2018, and already dealers from several  leading car manufacturer have benefited from this innovate programme.”

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