Alan joined Kwik-Fit in 2008 from a dealer background having served a DaimlerChrysler apprenticeship. Alan progressed from a technical trainer role via several roles to take on the role of Technical Training & Development Manager in 2020, with responsibility for the upskilling of Kwik Fit’s technicians through the training academy network and in the virtual environment.
Kwik Fit introduced training for EVs in 2017 to ensure our technicians were ready to provide the maintenance requirements to meet the demands of our customers.
Kwik Fit has an ever-increasing number of certified technicians who are ready to work on the growing number of EVs coming into the network.
Alan has been instrumental in delivering EV training through Kwik Fit’s in-house IMI accreditation programme and raising the awareness of EVs across the Kwik Fit business in general.
Alan and his team will play in key part in developing the Kwik Fit technician of the future and offer guidance on equipment and other investments.
With the Government bringing forward the ban on sales of new petrol/diesel cars and vans to 2030, and hybrids in 2035, the need for companies to start introducing electric vehicles onto their fleets has become even more urgent. This year will see lots of new EVs come to market giving more choice than ever before, but there are many learnings for businesses when it comes to choosing the right vehicles, understanding the range of technologies and, perhaps most challenging, establishing an effective workplace charging infrastructure. The Electric Fleet conference will draw on the knowledge of the UK’s top EV experts who will provide best practice advice to ensure you have a pain-free journey to electric.