Volvo Car UK has doubled the number of contractors within its Temporary Technician Programme (TTP) to 16.
The programme, set up with Autotech Recruit, has helped the carmaker cover over 30,000 hours across its UK sites since launch in 2018.
TTP was created to enable Volvo to tap into Autotech Recruit’s network of over 450 skilled temporary vehicle technicians and bridge workforce gaps, helping Volvo’s network of over 100 dealership sites in the UK maintain the right level of resource and capacity.
The programme saw eight Autotech Recruit contractors undertake intense manufacturer training at Volvo’s Training and Development Centre to ensure they held the skill set to work on Volvo-specific software and vehicle components.
The eight contractors were bookable through a dedicated portal created by Autotech Recruit and paid a fixed hourly rate.
Since 2018, these eight original contractors under TTP have filled over 755 weeks for Volvo, helping to cover absences and recruitment gaps, and the initiative has been utilised by over 70% of the Volvo network.
“Volvo Car UK is delighted that the Volvo Temporary Technician Programme, working with Autotech Recruit, continues to support its customers and retailers in times of need.
“The latest addition of Volvo-trained and certified technicians not only strengthens the programme, but demonstrates VCUK’s commitment to constantly adapting,” comments Phil Murton, Aftersales Programmes Manager for Volvo Car UK.
Following the success of the original alliance with Volvo in 2018, Autotech Recruit launched its Manufacturer Led Recruitment Programme (MLP), which has filled over 112,000 hours for vehicle manufactures including BMW, Toyota, and Ford.