Latest News 9 Nov
Sytner’s CarShop launches UK-wide vehicle technician recruitment drive
Sytner Group’s CarShop used car supermarket division has launched a recruitment drive to find vehicle technicians, MOT testers, body shop technicians, SMART repairers and painters.
Market Insight 5 Nov
BDO Motor Salary Survey 2021 reveals 5% rise in average sector pay
BDO’s newly-published 2021 Motor Salary Survey has shown that vehicle technicians were the biggest wage increase winners in 2021 as the sector’s average pay rose 5% to almost £42,000.
Aftersales 28 Sep
New Lincoln RMI Academy training site opens
The fourth RMI Academy of Automotive Skills training site has opened in Lincoln.
Aftersales 8 Sep
The Motor Ombudsman launches 2021 Garage Star Awards
The Motor Ombusdman is looking for entrants to its 2021 Garage Star Awards, which has been expanded with new categories.
Manufacturer 3 Sep
Stellantis expands LCV dealer training programme
Stellantis is rolling out its LCV training programme to aftersales managers and customer service advisers, following the scheme’s initial success with technicians.
Aftersales 3 Sep
ATS Euromaster expands mobile van fleet and hires new technicians
Tyre service and maintenance provider, ATS Euromaster, has expanded its mobile van fleet to meet surging demand for mobile servicing.
Aftersales 19 Aug
IMI calls for £15m skills funding boost to get technicians EV-ready
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) is calling for a £15 million investment in electric vehicle (EV) technician training from the Government.
Aftersales 17 Aug
One in five cars will be electrified by 2025
Garages and workshops are being warned that one in five cars on UK roads are expected to use electrified powertrains by 2025.
People News 23 Jul
Thatcham Research launches EV Ready training programme
Thatcham Research has launched a new training programme for automotive businesses, including dealers, that covers key elements of electric vehicles (EVs).
Aftersales 4 Jun
Eurorepar Car Service backs campaign to support motor trade
Eurorepar Car Service has pledged its support for a government petition to provide an action plan and offer financial support for the motor trade.
Aftersales 29 Jan
EV training boost needed before it's too late
Motor industry figureheads voiced concern that there isn't sufficient technician capacity to support the transition to electric cars that UK Government demands.
Latest News 22 Jul
Land Rover Defender specialist Twisted embarks on recruitment drive
Land Rover Defender specialist Twisted has embarked on a technician recruitment drive incentivised by “pay rates significantly higher than the industry standard”.
Car Dealer News 6 Jul
Thatcham Research re-opens Automotive Academy to technicians
Thatcham Research is reopening its Automotive Academy today (July 6) to enable IMI accredited technicians to complete their re-accreditation.
Talent & People 29 Apr
Eight questions to...Deakin Petts, light vehicle technician apprentice at Drayton Motors Boston
Drayton Motors Boston's light vehicle technician apprentice Deakin Petts says his desire to learn is what drives him to succeed.
Aftersales 7 Feb
‘Race is on’ to train technicians on EVs by 2035 deadline, says IMI
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has said that the “race is on” to get vehicle technicians ready for 2035’s ban on new petrol and diesel cars.
People News 4 Feb
Bristol Street Motors’ Andy O’Grady named Ford Technician of the Year
Vertu Motors’ Bristol Street Motors Ford Birmingham dealership employee Andy O’Grady has been named as Ford Technician of the Year 2019.
Manufacturer 30 Jan
Volvo Car UK to recruit 130 apprentice technicians in 2020
Volvo Car UK will aim to recruit 130 new apprentice technicians to maintain a flow of new workshop talent for its franchised car retail network.
People News 17 Dec
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK names its Master Technician of the Year
Mitsubishi Motors in the UK has awarded Park’s Motor Group technician Alan Williamson as its Master Technician of the Year 2019.
Supplier News 27 Nov
Motor Ombudsman adds EV servicing register to Garage Finder app
The Motor Ombudsman has added a new search facility to its Garage Finder to allow owners of electric vehicles (EVs) to more easily find and identify accredited businesses to service and repair their car.
People News 23 Sep
Ferrari Challenge UK hosts Silverstone apprentice graduation
Six apprentice Ferrari supercar service technicians attended the Silverstone round of the Ferrari Challenge UK race series for a special graduation ceremony.