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The Rise of Vehicle Technology

As the UKs automotive sector continues to grow, so does the demand for skilled engineers

Over the last couple of years we have seen a huge growth in the automotive industry and it looks to continue for a long time to come.  Key UK OEMs – such as Jaguar Land Rover, Bentley, and Aston Martin – have several new vehicles due to launch in 2015, which has increased the already high demand for skilled engineering staff in this country. According to the Engineering UK 2014 report, overall demand for engineering and manufacturing recruits is up by 40% compared to 2 years ago.  This has meant a huge overall growth in the industry and according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), the market grew by 9.4% during 2014.

Edison Technical Recruitment has seen an unprecedented demand for engineers in the last 6 months, especially for highly-qualified technical engineering personnel. The rise in vehicle technology has only added to these pressures, as areas such as Advanced Driver Assistance Systems, Connected Car technology and suchlike all lead us to the fully autonomous car. All this has lead to huge rise in research & development centres cropping up across the UK and beyond, and with a predicted market worth of  €110 billion by 2020, you can understand why.

John McAuley, Managing Director of Edison Technical expressed these views to Brookson who have quoted him in their Economic Outlook 2015: Automotive Sector. Read the full article by visiting the Brookson website.

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