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Increase of Females in Workshops

Research carried out by CitNOW shows that 61% (nearly two thirds) of automotive professionals have seen an increase of female personnel in workshops over the last 5 years. And, 77% of those surveyed believed the automotive technician is respected outside the industry. CitNOW CEO,...
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JLR

JLR Sensory Steering Wheel Keeps Drivers’ Eyes on The Road

JLR new ‘sensory steering wheel’ technology uses heat to tell drivers when to turn left or right, helping to keep their eyes on the road. This can also help when visibility is reduced due to poor weather conditions. Parts of the steering wheel can be heated and cooled quickly to...
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Leading North East Bodyshop Group Helps Tackle Industry Skill Shortages

North East Accident Repair Centres opened its doors to astonish school leavers with the range of jobs available in a modern day body repair workshop. On Wednesday 8th and 15th May 2019 NEMTA (North East Motor Trade Apprenticeships) took students from Mortimer College and Joseph...
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Volkswagen’s First Electric ID Model, The ID3

Volkswagen’s first electric ID model, the ID3, has been revealed and VW say it will be just as important to the bran as the Golf and Beetle. The ID will make pure electric motoring accessible to a wide range of customers. 3 battery options are available in the ID3, starting from...
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Google Maps Real-Time EV Charge Point Search Function

Google Maps have launched a real time EV charge point function which gives details on charge point availability. Chargemaster, EVgo, SemaConnect and soon Chargepoint, are included within the platform. Franchise motor dealerships could see a boost in footfall due to their EV...
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 5

Aptitude tests An aptitude test is designed to determine an individual’s suitability for a role and to give the employer an idea if they would be successful. You may be asked to do one of these tests online at an interview or job trial. Most common aptitude tests: Numerical...
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 4

Part 4 Online applications There are different kinds of online applications that companies use on their website. Some require you to attach a CV and others may give questions for you to answer. Tip: If the online application asks questions on your career/education, you could copy...
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 3

Part 3 Handing out your CV You will impress a Manager most if you call in with your CV and ask to speak to them. Visit the dealership or bodyshops that you have identified and call in with your CV. Ask if you could speak to the relevant Manager or someone who can help. If y...
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 2

Part 2 You have identified the job role you want to do and the dealerships, bodyshops and garages in your area. Now you need to start looking for opportunities. Is the company recruiting? Contact the company and find out if they have the job role available that you are interested...
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Retail Motor Industry

How To Get Into The Retail Motor Industry – Part 1

Are you looking at pursuing a career in the retail motor trade? If so, here is some advice on how to get into the industry. Undoubtedly, the best way to get into the retail motor industry is via an apprenticeship, these are widely available for Service, Parts, Bodyshop and...
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