Drive Midlands has enjoyed a successful year and is planning to expand to cover both the West and East of the region. The programme was designed to provide coordinated local support for businesses in the region involved in the motor industry. As part of this it works with providers of higher and further education to deliver skills development and improve recruitment opportunities.
The support programme has helped the 1,200 companies throughout the supply chain in the area, including supporting them as they look to expand. It has also attracted a number of new businesses to the region, creating 265 new motor industry jobs in the process to date. Continued success and expansion to the rest of the Midlands could see this number rise substantially.
The Midlands has a very unique motor trade community, including some of the largest names in the sector. Businesses choose to base themselves in the area because of this and the creativity it promotes. The location also provides benefits in terms of networking, purchasing components locally and keeping the supply chain short. The support of Drive is an added bonus.
Programmes like Drive Midlands are very attractive, particularly with the motor industry in the UK continuing to enjoy good growth. They show that local bodies are looking to support companies and enhance the benefits they offer to the local economy.
At John Gibson Associates we provide bespoke recruitment solutions for companies involved in the motor industry, whether they are part of the supply chain or involved in sales. Our team are highly experienced and understand how important it is to focus on satisfying each specific client. We achieve this by having great flexibility and being able to handle every stage of the recruiting cycle.
We are a great partner if you are have vacancies for motor industry jobs. Our approach and outlook are very unique and designed to offer the maximum value to our clients. This includes helping them to effectively recruit the right people. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us to discuss them.