Innovation is a driving force in the motor trade

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The motor trade in the UK is one of the industries driving the economy forward. It has enjoyed a fantastic period of growth and is advancing rapidly on the back of improvements in technology courtesy of the huge amount of research and development being done. Two major growth areas are electric vehicular developments and hybridisation.

Across the UK there are several areas where the motor trade has a very strong base. They see many companies based relatively close together, benefitting from this proximity in numerous ways. One of the most successful regions is the North East. It is home to many companies from throughout the supply chain, from huge names like Nissan to smaller component manufacturers. This creates a really great environment for businesses to work in.

The numbers for the motor trade in the North East make really good reading. There are over 240 different companies based in the region employing in excess of 30,000 people. The motor trade jobs are immensely diverse, including everything from design and manufacturing to sales and aftercare. In total the sector generates more than £11 billion for the economy.

The pace of innovation in the industry as a whole is driving it on, helping to create new jobs and opportunities. This does create some difficulties though, particularly in terms of recruiting people with the right skills. It is even more challenging when the roles involve the new technology because they can be very specific and the talent pool may be relatively small. With the right recruitment plan though and support from a dedicated recruiter businesses can make the best appointments.

At John Gibson Associates we provide recruitment services to clients across the UK, helping them to fill motor trade jobs effectively. We have a dedicated specialist in the North East with a great knowledge of the conditions in the area and the obstacles with making an appointment. With our help you can create the right plan, identifying your needs effectively and taking steps to find the best candidates. We will provide support throughout.