What makes a good automotive tradesperson?
There’s a massive range of skills and qualities that we could rattle on about in trying to answer that question! The mix of these things probably changes from workshop to workshop too, as our industry is a big and complex one – what trade, and are we talking cars or trucks, main dealer or independent, … Continue reading “What makes a good automotive tradesperson?”
The strengths of a motor mechanic career
Choosing a career as a motor mechanic is making a decision to join a time-honoured trade that has constantly evolved for over a century. Many of us fall into it through a family connection, whilst others are driven by a passion for their vehicle of choice. Others love problem solving and thrive on seeing things … Continue reading “The strengths of a motor mechanic career”
How to stand out in a tough automotive market
If you work in the aftersales department of a commercial dealership, whether it be cars, trucks or motor bikes, chances are you know your managers are feeling the pinch at the moment. As a result, you might be too! It’s no secret that the Australian automotive industry is not performing as well lately as it … Continue reading “How to stand out in a tough automotive market”
What inspires you in automotive?
Most people get into the automotive industry because of an underlying passion in cars (or trucks). It doesn’t matter if you’re a technician, a workshop controller, a service advisor or a service manager – the journey of your career so far probably started because you thought these machines were awesome and working with them every … Continue reading “What inspires you in automotive?”
A Comprehensive guide to Motor Mechanics
Motor Mechanic: The Ultimate Guide The whole meaning of being a qualified motor mechanic, or even a service technician, has changed so much in the last few decades that it’s worth actually sitting back and thinking about every now and again. As automotive industry experts that speak with and regularly visit hundreds of service managers, … Continue reading “A Comprehensive guide to Motor Mechanics”
So Just How Bad Are Our Skills Shortages?
So Just How Bad Are Our Skills Shortages? t’s a constant source of frustration for most automotive workshop managers and business owners we speak to around the country – the availability of experienced and dependable staff. The overwhelming majority of our clients are used to posting ads online looking for the right people only to … Continue reading “So Just How Bad Are Our Skills Shortages?”
457 Visa cost blowout looms
AUSTRALIA’S automotive sector will bear the financial brunt of the federal government’s proposed higher visa charges just to fulfil a massive skills shortfall – estimated at around 35,000 positions – currently being experienced in trades including diesel and motorcycle mechanics, panel beaters and spray painters. The proposed changes to the 457 Visa system, to be … Continue reading “457 Visa cost blowout looms”