In a major first for the automotive industry, Lookers Audi are rolling out their Audi Technician Immersion Programme across all nine dealerships across the UK and Ireland, where 136 skilled technicians are already providing full vehicle support and maintenance to customers of the Audi brand.
The new programme is designed to revolutionise the recruitment and training environment for the next generation of qualified technical specialists. Selected new recruits are provided with access to specially designed, comprehensive training programmes deliverd by Lookers Audi master technicians and includes a special focus on the exciting new technologies launched by Audi that make them one of the most advanced brands on the car market. Before joining the programme, the technicians undergo an evaluation process, taking part in a paper-based technical assessment and practical test.
The scheme is already proving to be a success among new recruits to the company. Steve Dean, Lookers Audi Managing Director, said:
"Our Technician Immersion Scheme is unique across the UK and Ireland and we're very impressed by the calibre of candidates who have engaged with us and who are already providing an unrivalled quality of service and skill to customers of the world class Audi marque. This new and unique recruitment and training process provides us with an excellent inidication of the capability of those candidates applying and the additional training and up-skilling needed to ensure we can attract and maintain the technical talent in the market place."
Lookers Audi has also implemented special financial incentives and dedicated career development plans to new recruits as part of its concerted focus on raising technical expertise and knowledge and across its network. Scott Chalmers, a successful recruit to the new programme, said:
"As an ambitious vehicle technician, I've always wanted to work for the most advanced and forward-looking brands and I'm really thrilled by the training, experience and the focus on my career which Lookers Audi have provided with this exciting new programme. I now have a dedicated career development plan in place which builds on my strengths, with the added bonus of an enhanced salary, financial support and loyalty payments for strong performance."
Neil McKerley, who assists in delivering the Technician Immersion Programme, added:
"Our technicians are among the best in the world and the initial feedback received from our talented new recruits has been overwhelming. At Lookers Audi, we want to attract the best technicians and keep them - and we are really pleased by the results already being seen for everyone."
Lookers Audi operates across nine dealerships including Basingstoke, Camberley and Guildford in England, Ayr, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hamilton and Stirling in Scotland, and Dublin in Ireland. As part of Looker's acquisition of Benfield Motor Group, there will be four additional Audi centres across the UK which will also run the scheme over the coming months.
For more information on Lookers Audi and the Technician Immersion Programme, and how to apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. You can also find our latest opportunities on our Careers page.