It is widely known that the UK automotive industry currently ranks as having the highest productivity output levels across the European Union. With output measured at just over £70,000 per employee annually, the production and economic activity means our country is also a contender for having the strongest motor industry sector globally. While this success has grown over the last few years, there are some concerns about the potential for sustainability. Whereas we are clearly world leaders in the automotive sector, we are lagging behind in investment in Research & Development (R&D) for the future.
At the moment the UK sits in the bottom half of the list of leading vehicle producing countries around the world in terms of investment in R&D. This situation is a concerning as the results clearly show the returns on investment in R&D are impressive. An analysis shows that there is a 600% return on every £1 the government has committed to investing in R&D in the automotive sector. Whilst an increased expenditure in this area would seemingly ensure that the UK automotive industry remains strong and competitive over the years ahead, as things stand the sector also faces a severe skills shortage, which must be addressed.
Our approach to recruitment is designed to address this potentially damaging skills shortage, getting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) graduates into positions at companies where they can flourish. Employing the right people will ensure long term success for both the employees and for the industry as a whole.
There are a number of factors which will contribute to the UK’s worldwide success in the automotive sector, and recruitment with a focus on long term success is a vital consideration. We are all proud of the talented, pioneering individuals from the UK who have revolutionised and improved the automotive industry over the years. We are committed to ensuring businesses can head forward to even greater achievements by helping talented and qualified people to find their ideal automotive jobs.