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…

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…

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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,…

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…

457 Visa cost blowout looms

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…