Major vehicle technician recruitment drive

Sam Bisby

By: Sam Bisby

Stoneacre Motor Group is pleased to announce a major vehicle technician recruitment drive aimed at filling a number of vacant vehicle technician roles across its network of 32 franchised dealerships.

The group, that already employs 350 technicians, has seen a sharp rise in the number of unfilled roles over the past year, but this issue is by no means specific to Stoneacre; in fact, the industry as whole is experiencing a similar trend.

Recognising the important role that technicians play within a dealership’s after sales function, Stoneacre is keen to buck the trend by showcasing the benefits of working for a large multi-franchise group.

Stoneacre is specifically looking to recruit vehicle technicians who possess at least three years’ experience working across multiple different makes and models of vehicles, either in a franchised or independent workshop environment.

The specific skills required include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintain repair and service all makes of vehicles
  • Experience working with latest technology/diagnostic in a challenging environment
  • Must have a minimum of three years’ experience in car mechanics, tyre fitting and all aspects of vehicle maintenance
  • Must be able to work as part of a team as well as on their own
  • MOT Tester/Technicians candidates would be working to high standards and MUST have experience on different makes and models cars/vans
  • Possess good customer service skills
  • Clean driving licence
  • Technical knowledge
  • Work within agreed timescales

Candidates in possession of an NVQ Level 3 or equivalent City & Guilds qualification will have a distinct advantage, but this is by no means essential. The group takes pride in its facilitation of industry leading development and opportunities for career progression, which will only grow as the group continues to expand its footprint across the UK.

Successful candidates will be reimbursed by way of an industry-leading package along with many additional benefits; these include a staff discount scheme, company pension, as well as ongoing training and development.

Explaining his reasons behind the recruitment drive, Aftersales Director, Gerry George, pointed to the company’s “continued expansion and a general shortage of skilled technicians in the industry”.

Gerry said: “A shortage of school leavers taking on mechanic apprenticeships, experienced technicians reaching retirement and the complexity of modern cars means there’s greater demand than ever before for qualified car technicians. The shortage means there are fantastic career prospects for those looking to get into the trade as well as those who have already amassed a number of years’ experience in the field.”

Gerry went on to say: “There was a time when kids grew up tinkering with old cars, nowadays they are more likely to be playing video games and chatting online with friends.”