Month: March 2016

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Aston Martin’s recruitment event is a success

This week iconic vehicle manufacturers Aston Martin had a major recruitment open day at Cardiff and Vale College. The goal was to find skilled staff for their new factory in St Athan, Wales and provide people with an opportunity to find out more about the varied roles which are currently waiting to be filled. Continue Reading

New showrooms for Berkshire

Ridgeway has grown to become one of the largest motor retail groups in the UK since starting out in 1997. They have a unique strategy that has provided excellent, sustained growth and diversification over the years. That is why they now have dealerships selling passenger vehicles from a range of brands including Audi, Mercedes-Benz, Jaguar, Land Rover and Maserati, as well as multi-brand used car centres. They also supply new and used commercial vehicles. Continue Reading

Manufacturing rates are rising in England and Wales

The automotive sector in England and Wales has benefitted a great deal from businesses opting to reshore their operations. According to a report from Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, 40% of manufacturers have already adopted this kind of strategy and an additional 20% are planning to follow suit in the next two years. The move will create many job opportunities and provide a significant boost to the economy. Continue Reading

The rewards of choosing the right location

Enterprise Zones were introduced in England in April 2012. They were central to the Government’s plan to support businesses, create jobs and provide long term economic benefits. Every business that chose to set up a base in a zone was offered rewards including discounts on business rates, enhanced capital allowances and simplified planning for a range of developments. Initially 24 zones were set up throughout England. Continue Reading

The resurgence of TVR

Earlier this month it was announced that TVR would base its new factory in Ebbw Vale, South Wales. The company is set to begin producing vehicles again in 2017 after an 11 year hiatus. Their ten year plan will include four new models with the aim to initially produce around 100 vehicles each year once the new facility is up and running. Continue Reading

Helping to reduce staff turnover

One of the biggest difficulties faced by businesses is the challenge of not only finding high quality employees, but also of keeping them. A high staff turnover can cost your business dearly, not only in financial terms but also in quality of work. Continue Reading

Promoting careers in the motor industry

The automotive sector has enjoyed fantastic performance over the last few years, and is widely regarded to have excellent future prospects. It also offers great opportunities for a variety of disciplines, from engineers to sales advisors, providing employment chances for people of many different skill sets. However, many businesses in the automotive industry are still struggling with recruitment due to a shortage of qualified candidates. Continue Reading

Service managers play an important role

In virtually any industry, quality service is the factor that will keep your customers coming back to you and recommending you to others. With such a wide and competitive range of choices available in the present day, the experience people have when engaging with a business is a crucial determining factor for success. Continue Reading

Investing in training and development

Businesses in the automotive sector are utilising a range of techniques to help them tackle the recruitment challenges in the industry and a shortage of skills. Unipres, the Japanese-owned component maker based in Sunderland, recently finalised their root and branch strategy for securing skills in the future. They have been developing the plan since last year, examining the skills of the current workforce and what they will need in the future to continue to meet demand and adapt to changes in the market. Continue Reading

McLaren’s £1 billion investment

McLaren is one of the most famous names in Formula One, with eight constructors’ championships and 12 drivers’ championships to their name. Their involvement in the sport provides benefits for the supercar side of their business, pioneering new technologies that find their way to their vehicles. With F1 three years into its exploration of hybrid technology, the company is plotting ambitious moves to expand their off-track business. Continue Reading