The UK's Motor Trades sector faces a complex employment landscape, shaped by post-pandemic recovery patterns, technological advances, and changing consumer behaviours.

The vacancy rate in the sector stands at 4.3 for the last eight months, significantly higher than the industry average, highlighting ongoing challenges in attracting and retaining skilled workers. The notable shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) intensifies these challenges, needing new skills and expertise.

Job postings peak in June 2023, then decrease, yet the level of vacancies remains high–-underlining the difficulties with skill shortages and the need for a workforce capable of handling advanced technology vehicles.

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