Month: April 2015

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Vehicle sales reach record 21st century highs

The phenomenon of online shopping has undoubtedly had a dramatic effect on sales for all different kinds of markets, and figures for the last quarter show that the automotive industry is no different. Sales of new vans have recently hit a record high, with the substantial increase being driven by the surge in online purchases and home deliveries. Continue Reading

Complement your premium company with premium candidates

An abundance of investors throughout the UK automotive industry are continuing to show confidence in a dealership property market that is dominated by premium brands. Figures reveal that premium brands accounted for 72% of the £135 million transacted last year. This works out at a staggering £84 million. Extensive research carried out by Automotive Property Consultant discovered that BMW was the biggest premium brand in dealership property deals, as it was responsible for 26% of transactions by value. It was closely followed by Jaguar Land Rover at 24%. Continue Reading

The highest car sales of the century have been recorded

The automotive industry is one of the key industries that the country relies on. In recent years, the industry has stumbled but has managed to pick itself up and continue on the road of progress. In March 2015, we bore witness to the highest level of new car sales since the beginning of the century, with some incredibly impressive figures emerging. Continue Reading

Why you should be using a recruitment consultant

Many businesses are wary of using recruitment services. However, it should be known that the majority of recruitment agencies do have your best interests in mind and will do everything in their power to make sure all parties are satisfied. We are renowned as the UK’s finest choice for professional motor trade recruitment, using innovative techniques and a professional approach to ensure superior results for both the employer and the employee. Continue Reading

The expansion of Jaguar Land Rover

We pride ourselves on finding the best candidates for the right motor industry jobs, and are glad to see the British automotive industry in full recovery mode. As well as being an excellent month for car registrations, March also saw a significant investment in Jaguar Land Rover, one of Britain’s largest car manufacturers. Continue Reading

Educational schemes will produce highly skilled staff

The Institute of the Motor Industry has recently revealed plans to launch a suite of eLearning resources to support body repair and paint apprenticeships at a series of road show events throughout April. The eLearning system of the IMI is currently used in more than 200 colleges in the UK for Light Vehicle Training. It offers a range of multimedia content and study aids to support students throughout their course in a series of specific areas including repairs, diagnostics and technology. It is the first resource of its kind to be offered to apprentices studying Accident Repair qualifications. Continue Reading

Apple working on releasing electric vehicles

One of the world’s most famous companies, Apple, is reported to be working on electric cars – or at least vehicle related projects – that could be released as early as 2020. Their recent hiring spree, taking on some of the vehicle industry’s finest system teams, has fuelled the rumours of a vehicle related project in the near future. Continue Reading

Government and industry finance greener vehicles

The next generation of electric and hybrid buses is set to receive a financial boost from a joint £1 billion government and industry fund. Green technology is imperative for the cars of the future, and UK industry is currently leading the field with innovative contribution. The Advanced Propulsion Centre recently announced new investments worth £80 million for various new projects. The diversity of the new plans solidifies the UK industry as a driving force behind emerging new technologies, and will continue to enable the UK sector to be globally dominant. Continue Reading

Driverless cars could transform the UK

Driverless cars have been in development for a number of years and could completely reinvigorate the automotive industry around the world. After they are introduced into the UK, experts claim that by 2030 they could create 320,000 jobs including 25,000 manufacturing roles. Alongside the motor trade recruitment benefits they will bring approximately £51 billion a year in revenue, boosting the economy and providing new income for the government in terms of tax. Continue Reading

The Midlands is renowned as a centre for automotive production

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning a huge surge in production in the UK that could result in the creation of a huge number of new jobs. The luxury car maker is planning to introduce 12 new vehicles and invest £3 billion in its facilities all around the world over the next twelve months. Of this, £400 million will be spent to expand the Castle Bromwich factory, equipping it to handle the new higher volume of vehicles and new models. Land around the existing facility has already been purchased so a new body shop can be built on the site. Continue Reading