Here’s what to look for in your next garage job

Autotech Recruit reveals what technicians should be looking for to progress their career.

Automotive recruitment specialist, Autotech Recruit has revealed what it’s described as some of “the most important things that you should be looking for” in a new automotive role.

With more and more companies offering some form of flexible working and part-time contracts, job searchers are putting more pressure on prospective employers to offer these perks in their new job.

Among the other most important factors in the job searching process, according to Autotech Recruit, are things such as company stability, relationship with superiors, and progression opportunities within the company.

Work conditions

In the motor trade, there is a prevailing shortage of qualified mechanics across the UK.

Even though the automotive industry is one of the most technologically advanced, Autotech Recruit claim the damaging misperception of the working conditions in the garage environment has deterred many young people from entering the sector at all.

Jacob Cox, social media executive at Autotech Recruit, advices technicians to “check if the garage is keeping up with the times and if its current employees enjoy working for the company”, before accepting an offer.

Training and development

Perceptions in the industry are clearly changing, with garages becoming more advanced and immersed with technology due to changing standards and requirements regarding modern vehicles.

Jacob said: “When looking for a new role, you should always factor in a potential employer’s willingness to develop the skills of their employees.

“It is important to be satisfied with the direction that your career is heading in, and being able to learn new skills and receive extra training is a massive bonus in a new role.”

Salary

For the majority of job-seekers, one of the most important reasons for looking for a new job is dissatisfaction with their current salary, with many highly skilled mechanics even deciding to take their skills into other industries to earn more.

Jacob said: “Without a doubt, your salary should fairly reflect your skills and experience.

“If you can’t find a new permanent role that would meet your salary goal, consider becoming a contract vehicle technician/MOT tester, which is a great option to both gain experience in multiple working environments and earn a much higher average wage.

“At Autotech Recruit, we believe that to fully enjoy rewarding careers in the automotive industry, all vehicle technicians should be paid fairly and offered a better work-life balance.

“If you are currently looking for a new job, get in touch and we will do our utmost to find the right role for you.”

For further information about Autotech Recruit, click here.

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