June 7, 2023

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Halford rolls out pilot scheme with Autotech Academy across UK sites

Halford rolls out pilot scheme with Autotech Academy across UK sites

A pilot scheme in between Halfords and Autotech Academy is currently being rolled out across Halford’s Uk web sites.

Halfords is working with Autotech Academy to source and location freshly certified automobile experts in paid out internships throughout its network of 600 United kingdom Autocentres.

The pilot, which commenced in April, has already led to the permanent appointment of a person intern, Jabbar Hussain inside Halfords Autocentre Cotteridge, with lots of extra predicted to abide by match the moment the internship durations comes to an conclusion.

Head of high-quality at Halfords Autocentres, Andy Turbefield MSc FIMI, explained: “As an sector, we want to chunk the bullet and generate possibilities for youthful people today, the expertise pool we are all fishing in is getting shallower and we have to have to study all avenues.

“We have worked with Autotech Group in the earlier, and I was fascinated to listen to about their Academy division when it introduced very last year. It is undoubtedly having the ache of recruiting recently competent vehicle technicians away and enhancing our recruitment streams with a nominal volume of investment.”

The initiative is also supporting Halford’s bid to make a far more diverse workforce with much more feminine interns coming by means of, it said.

Turbefield added: “We have to have to mirror the communities we serve, and a substantial proportion are gals, so it is wonderful to see the share of women signing up for automotive classes improve. We just want to assure that these techniques are transferred to the market and generate options for them, which Autotech Academy is undertaking.”