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Freelancing with added security

Autotech Recruit, who operate the automotive industry’s largest contractor network, introduces a new pathway so that skilled technicians and MOT testers can experience the benefits of freelancing.

The recent cuts to National Insurance contributions for self-employed workers and the continued demand for temporary staff may influence those considering the transition to working freelance but Autotech Recruit appreciates the reservations people may have. In response, it has introduced ATech and ATester – where skilled techs and MOT testers are employed directly by Autotech Recruit so people can enjoy the benefits of full- time employment but with the freedom to work across various clients, like those within its contractor network.

Its first ATech joined in early 2023 as a full-time employee but has since taken the contractor route due to the work/life balance and financial opportunities available. “I would encourage anyone, particularly those who left the industry during the pandemic, to try this route. The industry desperately needs more people and if they are wary of becoming a contractor, especially in a cost-of- living crisis where everyone needs reassurance that they will receive enough money each month to pay the bills, then the ATech route is ideal for dipping their toe in the water before taking the plunge.”

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