Car Dealer News 2 Jul
Glyn Hopkin growth prompts recruitment drive in South East
Glyn Hopkin has launched a recruitment drive after growth in the South East prompted the car retail group to open applications for “dozens of aftersales posts” – including apprenticeships and full-time technician posts.
Aftersales 4 Jun
Autotech Recruit expands into Northern Ireland
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 skills shortage.
People News 17 May
Simon Bailes technician 'one of the youngest' to receive Peugeot accolade
Kris Collinson has achieved master technician status with Peugeot UK, making him one of the youngest people in the UK to receive the accreditation.
Technology 18 Apr
Workshop of the future aims to lure new generation of car technicians
Direct Line has teamed up with Thatcham Research, DG Cities and the Women’s Engineering Society to deliver a view of the car workshop of the future in a bid to attract an new generation of technician talent.
Aftersales 6 Feb
Automotive sector experts discuss EV aftersales qualifications
The Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI) has hosted a cross-industry group of experts at an Electric Vehicle Advisory Group meeting to discuss a new professional standard for workshop technicians.
Market Insight 5 Feb
Automotive graduates take pay hit amid demand for technicians
Automotive graduates were among the hardest hit by pay declines in the automotive sector as demand for technicians and logistics workers delivered a salary shift in 2018.
Latest News 23 Jan
IMI offers to ‘help Government understand’ EV technician training challenge
The IMI has called for further development in EV skills training, following the Government’s response to the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Committee's Electric vehicles: driving the transition report.
Manufacturer 16 Nov
Suzuki GB hosts 24 apprenticeship graduates at Rockingham Motor Speedway
Suzuki GB has hosted a graduation event for 24 participants in its 36-month Advanced Apprenticeship Programme at the Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire.
Opinion 16 Nov
Tackling car retail recruitment with a targeted approach, a guest opinion
It’s hardly brand new information that the automotive retail sector is experiencing a widespread shortfall of skills.
Supplier News 12 Oct
CarShop opens £100,000 Technical Training Centre
Sytner Group's CarShop used car supermarket operation has opened a £100,000 Technical Training Centre at its preparation centre in Leighton Buzzard.
Car Dealer News 20 Aug
Stoneacre Academy adds Technical Training Facilities at Goole FordStore
Stoneacre Motor Group has boosted its Stoneacre Academy offering for apprentices and staff development with the creation of a new Technical Training Facility at its Goole FordStore.
Manufacturer 2 Aug
New Group Renault training centre will foster ‘pride in the brand’
Bosch's new technician training centre has laid a path for the evolution of aftersales and will serve to encourage “pride in the brand”, Group Renault’s Mark Crockett has said.
Aftersales 11 Jul
IMI welcomes Government plans for EV technicians ‘licence to practice’
The IMI has welcomed the proposal that EV technicians should require a ‘licence to practice’ before working of all-electric cars and vans in the Government’s Road to Zero document.
Manufacturer 11 Jun
Suzuki GB announces three Annual Aftersales Guild Awards winners
Suzuki GB has announced the three winners of its Annual Aftersales Guild Awards, hailing the winning manager, advisor and technician as "an inspirational and valuable asset" to its dealership network.
Aftersales 1 May
IMI presents EV aftersales safety guidance to Department for Transport
The Institute for the Motor Industry has presented new information related to the regulation of technicians working on electric vehicles to the Parliamentary Secretary of State for the Department for Transport.
Supplier News 27 Apr
Dealerships need 'EV champions', says Gain Solutions
Creating “EV champions” in dealerships could maximise the growing demand for electric vehicles, according to Gain Solutions.
Car Dealer News 26 Apr
Jardine Motor Group recruitment drive seeks new talent for Slough
Jardine Motor Group has launched a recruitment drive for its multi-million pound Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Slough, in a bid to attract new talent to staff the facility.
Manufacturer 17 Apr
IMI accredits MG Motor UK’s Cecil Kimber College following investment
MG Motor UK has announced that the Cecil Kimber College has now been accredited by the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), following “significant investment”.
People News 9 Apr
Alex F Noble & Son fund EV automotive scholarship for bright spark Jessica O’Leary
Alex F Noble & Son has funded a five-month scholarship to equip aspiring automotive engineer Jessica O’Leary with the skills to work on a new generation of electric vehicles.
Manufacturer 21 Mar
Volvo Car UK aims to fill 60 apprenticeship programme spaces in 2018
Volvo Car UK will focus on school and college leavers in a bid to fill 60 apprenticeship programme spaces as part of an ongoing recruitment drive in 2018.