Daniel Kirkpatrick, Team Manager for Automotive at JAM Recruitment commented on how the Brexit vote could impact human resources in the automotive sector, suggesting Brexit will leave Britain under-skilled.
“The implications that will now arise from the UK leaving the European Union are vast and wide ranging, with an impact expected to be seen across a whole host of areas – we’ve all heard of the changes that a break away will have on topics such as the economy and immigration, however the decision to leave could lead to the UK suffering from an even greater skills shortage.
“Across the automotive industry, we’re not in a position where we have the trained home-grown manufacturing and engineering workforce that would allow us to continue operating at the cutting edge of automotive design and development. The current skills shortage within the industry means we’re increasingly looking to other nations to source workers who possess the required skillset to fill specific roles.”
Further problems would relate to the importing and exporting of both parts and finished products. Questions will now be raised as to how freely the UK could export goods to other European nations, in turn casting doubt over whether organisations would choose to remain operating within the UK as opposed to other EU nations and certainly requiring further negotiations.