Automotive

UK automotive is a vital part of the UK economy and typically generates more than £55 billion in annual turnover.

The automotive industry is a key contributor to the UK economy and is the largest sector in terms of exports; generating £27bn (11% of total UK exports) to over 100 markets worldwide.

Nationwide, there are 32 major vehicle manufacturers, more than 100 specialist car, bike and truck makers and 2,350 component manufacturers; producing 1.6 million vehicles and 2.5 million engines in 2013 alone.

A total of 120,000 people work in automotive manufacturing, with another 600,000 employed elsewhere in the automotive supply chain.

Greater demand in the UK (according to the SMMT* 2013 car sales were at their best since 2007 with 2.26 million new vehicles registered and a 10.8% rise over 2012), global growth, and a greater emphasis on sourcing components locally are fuelling significant expansion in the UK automotive industry, with several high profile car makers announcing growth plans recently.

Huxley Engineering's Automotive Division works closely with manufacturers and suppliers to help meet demand, and deliver a strong pipeline of engineering talent.

Working across car, truck & bus, specialist vehicle OEM and component manufacturers, our expert teams ensure they stay on top of the latest developments in the Automotive industry and, by developing a thorough understanding of our clients' specific technical, experiential, and cultural requirements we are ideally placed to understand their needs, and to source and match the best candidates for each role or project. We have a well-deserved reputation for being able to find the most difficult to source candidates, even when our competitors have failed.

We recruit across all areas of the automotive sector, including Design, Quality, Manufacturing, Operations, Supply Chain, Logistics and senior management.

* Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders