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Leading jobs in the leading industry

Just how important automotive jobs are to the British economy is something represented by the amount of people employed in the industry. With over 40,000 new jobs created in the sector over the last year, the total number of people employed by the motor industry in the United Kingdom exceeds 750,000. There has been a month on month increase in the number of automotive sector jobs advertised and in June this reached a record amount. The fact three quarters of a million people are employed in the field speaks of the demand globally there is for British excellence and quality in motor industry related matters, as well as giving a clear indication of why so many seek to gain employment in automotive jobs. Those seeking employment in the motor industry – whether they are new to the workforce or are seasoned professionals looking for a career move – can significantly enhance their prospects for success by using the services of John Gibson Associates (JGA) in their search for a suitable position. Continue Reading

Ensuring the best in motor industry jobs

The unprecedented growth in the motor industry jobs section has, thankfully, gone against the grain of these tough economic times we are living in. With nearly a quarter of a million people employed in the automotive industry – and an increase of just over 6% in the amount of jobs within the sector – the major car and vehicle companies operating in Great Britain could put forward a perfectly valid claim that they are driving the nation forward towards a destination of full economic recovery. In order to do this these companies must, of course, ensure they continue to show development and growth, something only truly possible by ensuring they appoint only the best and most suitable staff to work for and represent them.

John Gibson Associates (JGA) was founded and formed in 1987 to facilitate the best level of appointments to motor industry jobs that the industry could achieve. The founder of the company, John Gibson, believed that both businesses and consumers in the automotive market space would ultimately benefit from greater growth in the industry, spurred on by increasing the number of successful, long term appointments made.

Prior to the services of JGA being made available to the industry, appointments for motor industry jobs were characterised as being done on the basis of a CV and previous experience alone. These are factors that tell one what someone can do, but usually give very little information about how they do it. The personality, outlook and approach of an individual can be just as important as an ability, as they will indicate if they will be able to adapt to your own company values and fit in well with your business model and approach.

Candidates seeking positions through us undergo personality and aptitude tests. The results of these garner several insights into the approach, attitude and adaptability of an individual, something that provides valuable information to prospective employers. Being certain of the capabilities of an individual is not enough to ensure success in appointments for motor industry jobs, one needs to know that the potential staff will deliver on those capabilities in the manner expected.

For over 25 years JGA has been at the heart of some of the most successful, long-standing and prominent appointments made in the UK motor and automotive industry. The reputation for success has led to a situation where some of the most important, key positions within highly prestigious companies are no longer advertised traditionally, with them instead turning exclusively to JGA to ensure the best and most appropriate appointment is secured.

The experts that source the most suitable candidates for the motor trade industry.

Here at John Gibson Associates we have spent over 25 years as a supplier of high calibre candidates to the automotive industry and we have evolved into the leading name when it comes to sourcing the right people to successfully fill motor trade jobs. The 21st century vehicle business demands nothing less than stellar performances from highly capable performers. We maintain a staunch principle of never standing still. Success and evolution is unequivocally about a constant dedication and commitment to moving forward. Staying ahead of the curve is essential to remain in pole position.

We knew that the entire automotive industry needed a shake up many years ago. There was a tired, lacklustre method of CV shuffling and sending candidates to organisations without ever meeting them. It stands to reason that a thoroughly efficient recruitment company needs to meet potential candidates, understand the people they are and their professional goals along with gaining a clear and concise picture of their abilities and strengths. We ensure a full and rigorous interview process and vetting of our candidates before we would ever consider recommending and sending them to our valued clients. Our aim is to provide you with the best service and to ultimately save you frustration, time and of course money.

We knew we had to operate at the other end of the spectrum and over time we have constructed a database that consists of the finest motor industry candidates which guarantees our capabilities of securing the most appropriate people for the motor trade jobs that require nothing but the best. We now have the pleasure of enjoying successful relationships with some of the most impressive players in the UK and beyond. Our innovative approach ensures us as the preferred choice for every progressive and demanding professional on the circuit.

When we undertake the task of recruitment for you we always implement the same level of service. We will visit your establishment and premises to establish the exact needs your business has and how your new employee can compliment it and contribute to its further success. The automotive industry is an extremely competitive one and it desperately needs high quality professionals to deliver a positive impact to the market.

Our efficiently run regional offices provide you with local trade recruitment services and every single JGA employee is a proficient expert that understands each and every intricacy involved with the demanding automotive industry along with the challenging factors that affect the local trading environment.

We are aware of the essential elements that contribute to greatness. They are an ardent attitude and meticulous attention to detail as well as consistently delivering supreme standards of service and complete value for money.

Managing automotive recruitment excellence

If you ask any company in the UK motor industry what the one thing is that they have no shortage of, the answer will invariably be that it is they have a surplus of applicants for any and all positions they advertise. Automotive recruitment is increasingly becoming the biggest and most significant area of job and employment creation in the UK, with some 750,000 people employed in the sector. This is what makes the industry all the more attractive to job seekers and, as a consequence, makes it all the tougher for companies to quickly and efficiently find the best candidates for their advertised positions. Assistance is at hand, however, from the expert services of John Gibson Associates.

John Gibson Associates (JGA) have, for over twenty years, led the way in ensuring intelligent and effective automotive recruitment processes being in place for the industry. Their approach and methodology uses a more considered and involved approach than the straightforward, albeit important, consideration of skills and references. Not only is it our belief and prime principle that the personality and disposition of an employee must match the approach of an employer, but it is also our experience that this leads to the most successful and long term appointments being made.

Although it is has only been within the last decade that studies and experts have emphasised this, back in the 1980s the company founder John Gibson became aware of how the chemistry between employees and employers dramatically affected both service to clients as well as the success and growth of the business. Through experience he discovered that a motor service company could go out of their way to hire the best mechanic in the world, but if the outlook and approach between employer and employee clashed then poor performance was going to be the inevitable conclusion.

To avoid this, John Gibson brought about a holistic approach to automotive recruitment strategies. Beyond assessing skills and references, JGA conduct personality and suitability tests. These indicate in which area of the automotive industry a candidate is best suited to, as well as presenting a clear picture of which sort of environment they would be most likely to flourish. This approach has facilitated many long lasting, key and senior appointments in the industry as well as standard or entry level positions.

The success JGA has achieved has led to the company being approached to exclusively advertise and find candidates for positions within some of the most prestigious, leading names in the automotive industry. With the company operating across the whole of the UK, JGA are the prime choice for employers and job-seekers looking to attain the most rewarding automotive recruitment experience.