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Recruitment drive launched for MOT testers

Alan Jones, PA Industrial Correspondent
·1-min read

Hundreds of MOT testers and vehicle technicians are being recruited by Halfords Autocentres amid an increase in the used car market.

The company is creating more than 250 jobs after seeing MOT bookings almost double in recent months.

MOT testing was paused as a result of the virus crisis, leading to a huge backlog, said Halfords.

The demand for MOTs has also grown as many people continue to seek alternatives to public transport, the company added.

Andy Randall, managing director of Halfords Autocentres, said: “MOT testing was paused during the pandemic and as a result we’ve seen bookings almost double during autumn and winter, with motorists joining millions of others who have held off from getting their car tested, so we need more MOT testers now.

“We’re seeing no slowdown in the demand for motoring services as the public continue to avoid public transport, so a recruitment drive for MOT testers and this fast-track initiative is essential to keep Britain moving.”