The Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders recently released figures revealing that exports of cars to China have increased seven-fold in the last six years. In 2014, a total of 137,410 UK constructed cars were exported which shows an increase of over 14.5% in one year. Only the UK purchased more British built cars than China last year and the exports were greater than the number of vehicles shipped to Brazil, India and Russia combined. The substantial growth in the wider Asian market has resulted in the number of exported UK built cars trebling in recent years. Asia is now the UK automotive industry’s largest export market after Europe.
In the last 12 months, the automotive industry has represented a greater share of total UK exports than ever before. It has accounted for more than 11% of revenue which is valued at over £26 billion. The UK shipped 1,195,190 cars to over 100 countries globally last year which marks a 54.7% increase since 2009. The improvement in the last six years is testament to not only the incredible recovery of the sector, but also its continuing growth and success, ensuring that there are more exciting automotive jobs out there than ever before.
The economic growth in a number of Asian markets has inevitably seen an increased demand for luxury and high quality vehicles. The accelerated desire for premier cars has put the UK in the perfect position to succeed in an emerging market. The UK has a long history of producing premier vehicles, and the influx of industry investment in brands such as Jaguar Land Rover and Rolls Royce ensures that over half of UK vehicles on offer are from high end manufacturers.
The automotive industry is of substantial importance to the UK’s economy, and as a result needs to be equipped with high quality employees. We are renowned in the automotive recruitment sector and we offer our clients a specialised service. As the demand for UK vehicles continues to rise, so does the need for skilled workers with the appropriate abilities and qualifications to meet demand. We implement focused personality testing and careful CV and candidate vetting to ensure each of our clients receives the candidates with the potential to truly benefit their businesses. We are dedicated to recruitment for automotive jobs, and we have the experience, knowledge and resources to deliver the finest standard of client care.