The critical shortage of qualified mechanics


APSE principal advisor for transport Rob Bailey discusses the significant pressures on recruiting and retaining operatives and technical staff.

Britain faces EV mechanic shortage


Britain will run out of mechanics to service the growing number of electric vehicles on its roads by the end of the decade, a think-tank has warned.

Council vehicle technicians complete new EV maintenance scheme


Vehicle technicians employed by City of Wolverhampton Council are among the first in the UK to complete a new scheme training them for electric vehicle maintenance.

Time for engineer registration


Phil Clifford makes the case for mandatory accreditation for mechanics and engineers to ensure skill levels are maintained in the face of new technology.

Government urged to tackle ‘unprecedented skills shortages’ in motor industry


Motor industry representatives have urged the Government to do more to tackle the ‘unprecedented skills shortages’ the sector currently faces.

CIWM and WAMITAB complete merger


CIWM has confirmed the successful completion of its merger with WAMITAB, a move designed to strengthen the provision of fit-for-purpose qualifications in the resources and waste management sector.

Apprenticeship programme earmarking £100,000 for automotive industry re-launched


An apprenticeship programme offering training opportunities to those currently working within the automotive industry has been relaunched.

Learning on the job


In recognition of National Apprenticeship Week last week, FCC Environment – one of the UK’s leading waste and resource management companies – is shining a light on Sara Afu-Clackett, who started her journey with the organisation as an apprentice in 2018.

AFP launches EV transition training course


A new training course designed to help businesses transition to electric vehicles has been launched by the Association of Fleet Professionals (AFP).


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