Would you be willing to employ say a 50 year old who has a solid employment history and references but doesn't actually have any City and Guilds/NVQ's in mechanics/engineering but has years of experience doing such like in their own time? Someone who certainly knows their way around a vehicle, workshop tools and machinery shall we say but in no way an 'expert' in any one aspect/field. I'm guessing that say the managers of the big main dealers, Ford/Vauxhall etc, their hands maybe tied, even if they wanted to employ such a person, it wouldn't be possible due to head office rules? So this question is aimed at the smaller independent businesses really. It seems to me that most youngsters are not interested in these jobs period so will attitudes have to change when it comes to finding/replacing staff in the future??