Autotech Recruit gains new ally
Autotech Recruit has allied with ZF Aftermarket Technical Training in a bid to give all vehicle technicians access to in-depth, technical courses.
A leading supplier of automotive OEM parts, ZF Aftermarket UK offers one of the industry's most comprehensive range of training programmes. As a recruitment company solely dedicated to the industry, Autotech Recruit already offers many training options, including MOT training, however this new alliance will provide much needed technical training on key vehicle components.
Both parties, who are members of the Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation (IAAF) share the philosophy that upskilling and better training provisions will help towards reducing the skills gap.
Courses will cover extensive training on key vehicle parts, including transmission systems, steering, suspension, driveline components and on electric and hybrid vehicles, meeting growing calls for skilled technicians to service electric vehicles and cars which are becoming increasingly complex.
Gavin White, managing director of Autotech Recruit, said, "Garages are under pressure from rapid advances in technology, and, whilst we still need to focus on bringing in new talent, it is essential that the current workforce is trained sufficiently. Through our close connections with the industry, we recognise the exact needs of both garage owners and vehicle technicians today and it has become increasingly apparent that we need to provide training on specific vehicle components to give technicians a greater level of understanding. We need to build a fix first time mentality.'
Mandla Ndhlovu, head of training at Autotech Recruit, added, 'As vehicles evolve, the automotive aftermarket needs to evolve with them. I am excited by the partnership with ZF Aftermarket Technical Training, which will enable us to offer this high quality of training the automotive industry desperately needs. It will give garages an opportunity to equip their technicians with the skills, knowledge and attributes needed to be able to successfully maintain and repair the vehicles of today and the more technologically advanced vehicles of the future.'