As this year’s Autumn statement was finally released, business performance specialist ASE has stated that there is a bright future ahead for automotive recruitment and the motor trade in the UK. As one of the UK’s fastest growing and most dynamic industries, there are plenty of fantastic roles to be found throughout the entire sector, and these new developments are certain to increase the opportunities for successful automotive recruitment even further.
From April 2016, National Insurance contributions will be abolished for apprentices under the age of 25. This means that it will become much more affordable for dealerships and motor trade businesses to take on promising young workers and trainees, opening up many new and exciting employment opportunities which will undoubtedly help the industry to grow and thrive in the coming years. The motor trade industry has always posed many great chances for apprentices to learn new skills and find great roles in the industry and this can only help.
New tax incentives will also be introduced which will benefit automotive business, among many other industries. Tax relief in relation to research and development has been greatly increased for most businesses, meaning greater possibility for improving technology and updating the development of new vehicles and software. For those who are interested in a career in research and development, this is great news.
Altogether, these developments signify positive change in the motor trade industry and in the profitability of dealerships. If you wish to get involved in this exciting industry and need help getting your career started, or if you are already into a motor trade career and wish to take the next step, we can help you. As we specialise exclusively in automotive recruitment, we can give you the best chance of finding the right role to challenge you.