Autotech Training, part of Autotech Group, has appointed Colin Gleghorn as its first managing director.
The appointment marks a “significant step forward” for the training company, which launched in 2016.
Gleghorn joins the business from automotive consultancy and training firm Fourmative Limited, where he spent more than 20 years as a director.
In the last 12 months, the Autotech Training team has doubled in size to manage demand, with an in-house team of four and a remote team of trainers.
Gleghorn is responsible for driving forward the success of this team, refining the current training offering and creating new solutions to meet the ongoing training needs of the wider automotive industry.
He said: “2022 is a highly exciting time; with Electric Vehicle training most prevalent and MOT Compliance front and centre to our services we have solutions to offer and a guarantee of quality. As the automotive sector continues to recover from recent global challenges, progressive businesses that have well motivated, professionally trained, and process driven employees will ensure success. I look forward to growing the department and further enhancing the Autotech Group reputation.”
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) warns there will be a shortfall of almost 36,000 EV-trained technicians by 2030 if retraining isn’t addressed urgently. The skills gap is expected to materialise in 2026, when the number of required technicians will exceed the current forecasted number of those trained.
Simon King, group managing director of Autotech Group, added: “Autotech Training has gone from strength to strength over recent years, which is testament to the high-quality offering of MOT and technical training courses.
“The launch of our dedicated EV training suite in 2020, and the ability to roll out our offering has also attributed to this success and, as demand for our services continues to grow, I am delighted that the brand is in the experienced hands of Colin to spearhead this future success.”
Autotech Group was formed in 2020, following the re-brand of Autotech Recruit, which placed its three existing divisions - Autotech Recruit, Autotech Training and Autotech Apprentice – under one umbrella company.