As a sign of our confidence in the long-term prospects of our motoring business, and in order to meet the growing demand for our services in this area, we are in the process of recruiting to fill a wide range of service-oriented roles across our stores, Autocentres and fleet of Halfords Mobile Expert vans.
We are also making a substantial investment in further training for existing colleagues, including in the rapidly growing area of electric vehicle servicing as we work to fill the skills gap that exists in the UK. We will be training 100 more electric car technicians next year, bringing the total to 470.
In addition, we will be growing the number of e-bike and e-scooter servicers in our stores from 400 to over 1,800. This means that, by April, each of Halfords’ garages will have at least one electric car technician, with electric bike and scooter servicers in every store.