2. Spencer Ogden offers a first class
candidate search and selection service.
The speed of response and quality of
support is very impressive indeed and I
have no hesitation in recommending them.”
Automobiles have become one of the most effective
mediums of transport the world has ever seen.
Since the automobile was first introduced in 1768,
the industry has successfully adapted to consumer
preference, as seen in 2015 where over 88 million
vehicles were sold. With numbers set to reach 111
million by 2020, the sector continues to evolve at
Considered as one of the most durable industrial
activities of the century, it is a market that has
created millions of jobs over a number of decades.
Product expansion and innovation continue to
push the boundaries of automotive design and
manufacturing capabilities. Shifts in consumer buying
behaviour have initiated extensive safety and fuel
economy improvements and automotive sales have
sky rocketed as a consequence. The advancement
of software and electronics consistently challenge
automotive industry leaders to build reliable, energy
efficient vehicles that will meet the requirements and
needs of future consumers.
4. How to fill the skills gap
Like any cutting-edge, technology driven market,
Automotive has a skills gap. With the introduction of the
automated car on the horizon, it is clear that the demand
for dynamic and highly experienced professionals
has increased. There is now a growing preference for
candidates to add value with a unique skill set that has
adapted to modernisation practices and exercise an
acute awareness of traditional techniques.
Giving you the advantage
in Automotive recruitment
Here at Spencer Ogden Automotive, our team offers
industry specific services to original equipment
manufacturers (OEMs) and the whole automotive
supply chain, including tier one and two suppliers,
consultancies and sales. Our consultants bring expertise
into every stage of the product life cycle, through design,
development and series production.
Timely, effectively project delivery is our core focus.
Our careful and diligent recruitment process will acquire
the correct candidates with job roles that fulfil clients’
extensive requirements. A centralised project team based
in one of our many global offices, combined with expert
contractor care provide additional reassurance for all of
our clients. From immigration and visa issues to payroll,
accommodation and mobile phones, it’s all covered.
With specialist consultants covering the automotive
industry sub sectors, we are always on hand to respond
quickly and deliver a tailored recruitment solution that
suits your requirements.
• Interior Trim
• Exterior Trim
• Manufacturing & Process
• Military vehicle
• Tubular Manipulation
• Transmission & Drive Line
• Electrical & Harness
• Chassis Systems
• Project Teams
• Sales & Account Management
• Materials & Supply Chain
• Welding & Production
• Health & Safety
• Acoustic & Thermal
• Test & Development
• Fluid Management
5. By 2017 the UK is expected to break vehicle sales records and
with demand in China and U.S. set to increase, the automotive
industry is guaranteed to retain its position in the fast lane.
Given the increase in electronic content, OEMs need
to collaborate with suppliers and experts outside the
traditional automotive industry. Accomplishing this will
require changes in the way OEMs function. For example,
they may need to use venture funds to nurture and
support companies that can innovate technologically,
and provide access for more non-traditional suppliers,
including hardware and software companies.
OEMs should also prioritize R&D and engineering
projects to focus on those that offer the best value
and differentiation and to address new safety and
environmental regulations in the most cost-effective way.
Suppliers should partner with innovative non-traditional
automotive electronics and infotainment suppliers to
utilize their speed-to-market and higher scale. These
influential stakeholders should also rationalise their
portfolios and strive to be among the top two or three
suppliers for each of their “core” products. OEMs will be
looking to their top suppliers to co-invest in new global
platforms, and suppliers should carefully evaluate the
opportunities in expanding their manufacturing footprint
as their primary OEMs move toward single worldwide
architectures. Early collaboration will reap long-term
Spencer Ogden Values
The values held by Spencer Ogden; “Innovation,
Professionalism and Success” are echoed throughout the
business globally. We are highly ambitious and as such,
we place great importance on motivating our employees
to drive performance forward - as can be demonstrated
by the company’s growth to 15 offices globally from
inception in 2010.
We offer tailored training programmes which progress
with each consultant throughout the duration of
their career. We also provide ongoing mentorship to
develop and encourage our consultants to expand their
knowledge of their specialist market on an ongoing
basis - which ensures our consultants are the most
knowledgeable in the recruitment world.
6. Why clients
Complex projects, tight deadlines and fierce
competition put the demand for talent at a premium.
Through our global networks, we’ll connect you quickly
and efficiently to the specialist mid to senior level
personnel who can deliver.
• First, we listen. Our vertical market specialists
know the automotive industry inside out; we take
time to understand the unique role your company
plays within it and the people you need to grow.
• Direct access to niche expertise. With a
worldwide network, 500,000 strong candidate
database and real-time project tracking, we snap
up the best people to meet your brief.
• Your international partner. Based in five global
super hubs with multiple offices worldwide, we’ve
got the local knowledge, and in-country networks to
support your business, whatever your ambitions.
• A dedicated, scalable service. Whether you’re
filling a single role or building a 5,000-strong team,
you’ll have one point of contact to make
the process fast, efficient and seamless.
Guiding you through
– Client/consultant collaboration
– Market mapping
– Global candidate network
– Contractor database of 500,000
– Proactive headhunting
– Social platforms
– Shortlist of 5-10 from up to
– Contract positions: within
Debrief and feedback7
a global scale.”
7. Why candidates
Across all engineering sectors, all over the world, we
focus on mid to senior level positions and highly
skilled technical roles. We put the personal into
proactive, professional recruitment.
A growth industry offers a world of opportunity; our
candidates enjoy the benefits.
• We don’t just talk the talk. We listen to what you
want – and as sector-specific industry specialists,
we won’t waste your time with roles that don’t suit
your unique skillset.
• Global possibilities. A global network of
international offices give you access to the world’s
most exciting permanent and contract positions.
• We’ll stay in touch. As part of our talent network,
you’ll be the first to know when there’s a role to
match your ambitions.
• Ongoing support, wherever you are in the world.
Comprehensive candidate care including an
in-house team dedicated to our contractors..
Opening the door to
all over the world
- and placing your
expertise where it’s
Guiding you through
To successful applicants
Through our global
advertising, apps, job
alerts, online communities