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HELLA TECH WORLD now freely accessible

HELLA TECH WORLD now freely accessible

Products, Training
Technological developments and an increasing diversity among the vehicle car parc has created various challenges for workshops and technicians. To ensure a technician is equipped with the know-how to complete an efficient and reliable repair quickly, they need the right skills. For this reason, lighting and electronics specialist, HELLA, has been providing technicians with solutions to improve their abilities, via HELLA TECH WORLD website. The online portal includes a plethora of information, comprising of step-by-step guides, checklists and tips, to guarantee a trouble-free repair. Now, though, HELLA is making the service available to use without registering. Available on desktop or mobile devices, HELLA TECH WORLD has published more than 1,500 vehicle-specific diagnostic bullet...
Close ties between Schaeffler and The Garage Inspector

Close ties between Schaeffler and The Garage Inspector

News, Training
Schaeffler (UK) has described Andy Savva as the ‘perfect role model for any workshop owner’ after the original equipment manufacturer revealed that ‘The Garage Inspector’ will be working closer with its REPXPERT members. Andy supported the REPXPERT team at the recent Autoinform Live event in Glasgow by providing visitors with valuable advice on how to build their workshop brand and profile, while also offering tips and best practice techniques on how to make their business as profitable as it can be. REPXPERT users can now find free and exclusive clips on the REPXPERT portal, where The Garage Inspector can be seen sharing his top tips on how to grow a successful workshop business. Schaeffler technical services manager, Malcolm Short, said: “Andy is a figurehead within the in
IMI reveals 15% drop in apprenticeships since Levy introduced

IMI reveals 15% drop in apprenticeships since Levy introduced

IMI, News, Training
New research has shown that since the Apprenticeship Levy was launched in April 2017, the total number of starts across all industry sectors has dropped by 61%. This figure also includes a fall of 15% in the automotive industry alone. Such a drop has, according to the Institute of the Motor Industry (IMI), caused confusion amongst employers about the new processes, along with reluctance by smaller businesses to take on what they see as an increased administrative burden in the move from older apprenticeship frameworks to the newer models that the levy introduces. When introduced, the Apprenticeship Levy was set at a rate of 0.5% of an employer’s annual payroll. However, only those with a payroll over £3 million would have to make the contribution. Those who do not pay will instea