18 May 2024
The voice of the independent garage sector

LKQ Academy offers EV/hybrid training boost

LKQ Euro Car Parts has published the 2022 course schedule for its LKQ Academy training arm, and the company is aiming to provide EV and hybrid training for at least 3,000 technicians over the next 12 months.

There are 2,400 training places for Level 3, and 600 places for Level 4, all of which are part of the Institute of the Motor Industry’s (IMI) TechSafe scheme.

Bob Wiffen, Workshop Solutions Director at LKQ Euro Car Parts, said: “Our focus is on helping garages to continue to run successful, competitive businesses that are sustainable in the face of ever-changing technology, both now and in the future.Ensuring they have access to the latest knowledge, skills and training is critical to this, so they can maximise revenue from every vehicle that comes through their workshop doors, and build customer loyalty by delivering outstanding service every time.”

Steve Nash, CEO of the IMI added: “The ambitions of LKQ Euro Car Parts are tremendously exciting to see. We have been saying for several years that investment and commitment is crucial right across the automotive sector to ensure the UK can meet its decarbonisation targets, with a workforce that is appropriately skilled. According to our latest data we will need 90,000 qualified technicians to work on electric vehicles by 2030 and LKQ’s plan to upskill at least 3,000 technicians in 2022 alone will play an important role in meeting that goal.”

In-person courses run across LKQ Academy’s 30 UK training centres, alongside e-learning programmes.

For more information, visit: www.lkqacademy.com