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DEALERS STRUGGLE TO RECRUIT SKILLED AUTOMOTIVE STAFFBack

DealersRecruitDealers are facing difficulties in recruiting staff to deal with rising new and used car sales and growing aftersales business.

Gavin White, managing director of Autotech Recruit said: “Throughout 2014 we saw an ever decreasing amount of good quality skilled technicians available and seeking work in the UK automotive industry.

“The start to 2015, has seen this continue and in some parts of the UK get worse. With the general labour market improving across all industries and the UK manufacturing industry on the rise, this is impacting the skills in the automotive industry daily.

“In some areas of the country it is now becoming increasingly difficult to recruit certain skilled automotive staff, it is causing a real headache for employers.

Guy Liddall at Motor Trade Selection said dealers were willing to pay to find principals to head up dealerships.

“We handle most of our roles in confidence, and there has certainly been an increase in this type of assignment, especially as we deal at senior management level.

“And retailers realise that getting the right person to head up a dealership or a division can make a massive difference to the bottom line and to the manufacturer relationship. And they are prepared to pay for it.”

Source: Motor Trader

Posted by Sue Robinson on 27/02/2015