The UK made more cars in 2015 than any year since 2005 with a total of 1,595,697 vehicles.  Production increased 3.9% on 2014, with output at 1,587,677 overtaking pre-recession levels for the first time.  A record number of cars (77.3% of total production) was for export, with 1,227,881 units leaving the UK.  Eight brand new car models were produced in UK plants in 2015 with a further £2.5 billion of fresh investment committed to the sector in the same year.

Our Automotive experience spans all corners of the supply chain including: 

  • OEM Final Assembly 
  • Tier "Zero" Suppliers / In-house Sub-assembly
  • Tier One & Two Suppliers - manufacturing, JIT assembly and sequence in line supply (SILS)
  • Interior and Exterior Systems
  • Chassis & Driveline
  • Precision Engineering
  • Switchgear, Wiring Harness and Electronics
  • Product R&D

In 2002, our business was established by delivering complex, outsourced recruitment services to a number of high profile automotive O.E.M assembly operations.  This level of collaboration and intigration shaped the processes and values that we still practice today and paved our way for our success across the entire automotive manufacturing supply chain.

Whilst we have long been active across all regions in the UK, our roots are firmly planted in the Northwest which is the UK's second most important automotive region.  It employs over 43,000 people with a sector value of £9 billion and over 200,000 cars and 20,000 trucks are produced annually.

Our Recruitment Consultants are structured to reflect a typical organisation in this sector and are dedicated to the following disciplines:

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  • Managing Director/ C.E.O
  • Operations Director / C.O.O
  • Technical Director / C.T.O
  • Finance Director / C.F.O
  • Commercial Director 
  • Engineering Director
  • Supply Chain / Procurement Director
  • Quality Director
  • Human Resource Director 

Production / Assembly Operations

  • Plant Director / Manger
  • Operations Manager
  • Manufacturing Manager
  • Assembly Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Machine Shop Manager
  • Shift Operations Manager
  • Team Leader


  • Engineering Design Manager
  • Mechanical Design Engineer
  • Electrical Design Engineer
  • Product Design
  • CAD Operator
  • Technical Author
  • Development Engineer
  • Applications Engineer

Plant Engineering

  • Head of Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering Manager
  • Maintenance Manager
  • Process / Production Engineer (PFMEA, DMAIC)
  • New Product Introduction (NPI)
  • Continuous Improvement 
  • Lean / Six Sigma - to Master Black Belt
  • Project Manager / Engineer - MS Project | Prince 2
  • Maintenance Engineering (Mech, E,C&I)

Supply Chain & Procurement

  • Purchasing Manager / Buyer (Operational & Strategic)
  • Category & Commodity Manager / Buyer
  • Planning Manager / Planner (production, materials, transport)
  • Logistics Manager
  • Warehouse Manager / Shift Management 
  • Transport & Distribution Management
  • Import/Export Operations 
  • Supply Chain Analyst

  • Quality, Safety, Health & Environmental (QSHE)
  • Plant Quality Manager / Engineer
  • Supplier Quality Manager / Engineer
  • Containment & Investigation
  • N.D.T (Test & Inspection)
  • Quality Assurance & Audit 
  • Health & Safety Manager / Officer
  • Environmental Manager / Officer

Sales & Commercial

  • Programme Director / Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Bid & Tender Manager
  • Account Manager
  • International, National & Regional Sales
  • Technical Sales Engineering
  • Internal Sales / Customer Services

Finance / Clerical 

  • Financial Controller
  • Management Accountant
  • Purchase Ledger
  • Sales Ledger
  • Credit Control
  • Payroll & Administration

Human Resources

  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Manager
  • HR Business Partner
  • Human Resources Officer
  • HR Administration
  • Training

Information Technology

  • I.T Manager
  • Technical Support
  • Programme Manager
  • Software Developer 


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