Ten years after its inception, Autotech Recruit has started the new decade by announcing an enhancement to its management team and a company rebrand, which will cement its status as the leading employment solutions provider for the automotive industry.
Norwich-based automotive recruitment specialist Progress Recruitment Solutions (UK) says a recent survey starkly illustrates the challenges many independent garages now face in finding and retaining skilled technicians.
The survey, conducted in conjunction with digital news specialists Garage Wire, gained 80 responses from six simple questions posed to independent garages during October 2018.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts has expanded its European Graduate Program, providing top graduates with the chance to develop careers in multiple sectors. Ten positions are available, spanning six countries and covering specialties in business areas from engineering and research and development, to logistics and finance.
Bridgestone Europe has announced plans to hire multiple engineers in the coming months at its European Technical Centre (TCE) near Rome. This is part of an investment plan to expand Bridgestone’s business in Europe.
The company is targeting engineers with a range of different experience levels, from recent graduates to experienced individuals. Their role will involve designing and developing innovative products which will improve tyre performance on all types of road and in all types of climate.
Apollo Tyres has announced details of its recruitment drive in Hungary for its soon to be built Greenfield facility at Gyöngyöshalász. Apollo plans to appoint 100 technicians and fresh graduate engineers soon, with a second drive to recruit a further 150 people in the second half of 2015. Although production will only start at the beginning of 2017, the first batch of employees for the Hungarian factory will be contracted in the beginning of July 2015. Besides technicians and engineers, the company is also seeking applications for various functional areas including administration and logistics.
Following the pledge from the Labour party to increase apprentices, and the Independent Garage Association’s (IGA) own promise to promote the garage industry in schools, the IGA has announced that it will employ a dedicated person to promote a career in the motor industry to school leavers.
After millions of teenagers received their GCSE results this summer, the Independent Garage Association (IGA) is working alongside its members to increase the number of school leavers choosing a career in the motor industry.
Euro Car Parts, a leading UK distributor of quality parts for all makes of car and LCV, has strengthened its National Accounts department by recruiting three former Unipart Automotive employees. Ian Stevenson and David Dawson have joined as national account managers while Matthew Jones has joined the national accounts commercial team.
We know Unipart Automotive is in need of a buyer. We know at least three companies including Euro Car Parts and Better Capital are talking to the owners about a takeover/rescue plan. But a lot remains unknown and so Unipart Automotive’s roughly 1600 employees are facing a great deal of uncertainty while the talks continue causing some to consider their employment options moving forward.