To me, Halfords a more hands on retailer. In my job role I can be outside fitting car parts or I can be inside the store doing a lot of different things so there’s a wide variety.
I'm an Auto Fitter so I fit anything from bulbs to stereos.
On a typical day I can fit anything from 1-3 stereos, numerous bulbs/blades/batteries, and then in the store helping with sales.
Working at Halfords has helped develop many skills within me. It’s helped me learn a lot about cars as well. I didn’t know much before, I know a lot more now than I did when I started.
Within Halfords the challenges I face would normally be with stereos. They’re never easy, each car being completely different just causes more of an issue! You’ve just got to get stuck in and do it.
Within Halfords the training and development is through the Gears programme, each level being a more intense version of the training. Gear 1 is your basic entry level, Gear 2 just improves upon Gear 1, but Gear 3 is when you then become a specialist so it improves on a lot of things.
Passing my Gear 3 training.
To be successful at Halfords you need commitment and confidence, and the willingness to learn.
If you’re looking to develop a set of skills and learn more, then a career in Halfords is right for you.