The latest news from Glen Callum Associates, specialist worldwide Automotive, Industrial and Motor Trade recruiters.

Glen Callum Join The MMMA, Now Recruiting For Technical Sales and Field Service Professionals.

We are excited by our recent inclusion to the MMMA consortium and being selected as their chosen recruitment partner, supporting the group and its members in developing their recruitment strategies to cater for today’s competitive and changing employment market. We look forward to utilising our 18 years of automotive, engineering and technical recruitment expertise, to assist the MMMA and its members to attract the very best commercial and technical staff for their businesses. Continue reading full article

Top Ten most serviced cars 2017 (UK) and what this means for the industry.

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An industry report for the most serviced vehicles of 2017 has been released by Autodata, which takes its information from 77,000 users of its technical information service.

The Top Ten

Ford are leading the way with the Ford Focus at the top of the board, as well as having 3 of their cars in the top 10 and 14 in the top 100. With the UK having 1.5 million Focuses tootling about it’s not completely unbelievable, Ford also have the top selling car worldwide, the Fiesta.


The top 10 most serviced cars for 2017 is as follows:

  1. Ford Focus (04-08)
  2. Vauxhall Corsa-D
  3. Vauxhall Astra-H
  4. Ford Fiesta (’02)
  5. Ford Fiesta (’08)
  6. Vauxhall Astra-J
  7. Volkswagen Golf V (1K1) (03-08)
  8. Vauxhall Insignia-A
  9. BMW 3 Series (E90/91/92/93) (05-14)
  10. Audi A3/A3 Sportback (8PA/8P1) (03-13)

Who benefits?

The fact of the matter is cars NEED servicing, there’s no getting away from it, so whilst I’m sure you grumble about your yearly or 6 month service and oil change, and think its money down the drain, it does mean your engine is less likely to seize, how much is a new engine again? That doesn’t make £100ish sound like a bad investment, does it?

But besides yourself, the wider industry benefits; services keep your friendly neighbourhood garage in business, they in turn will more than likely source the consumables and parts needed from a local factor, who in turn buy off the distributors, who buy off OE/aftermarket manufacturers, keeping all of these companies in business, and contributing towards the £77.5B a year UK Automotive sector.

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Think you’re the bright spark that can lead the sales team of THE automotive battery brand?

We are delighted to announce we are working exclusively with the UK arm of the worlds leading battery manufacturer and supplier, GS Yuasa Battery Sales UK Ltd.

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Seasons Greetings from the Glen Callum Team!

Here is this year’s Festive Funny. We hope you enjoy it and wish you a fantastic 2018, from all the team here at Glen Callum!

Language and its value in your career.

What Second language is the most valuable for a native English speaker?

Having a second language is not only useful for when you go on holiday, it also opens up a whole host of new business and career opportunities.

Research from Euro London has shown that learning a second language can add 10-15% to you wage, that’s a pretty wise investment, but how much will it add?

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Automotive Management Live 2017 Round-up

The Event

Automotive Management Live is the UK’s leading event for retailers in the motor trade.

Hosted at the NEC on 9th November this is only the second ever AML but visitor numbers were already up 50% on last year!

As specialist automotive recruiters, we at Glen Callum feel it’s important to stay one step ahead in industry developments and innovations so we’re best placed for both clients and candidates, so Kerrie and Jenny went along to gather some intel!

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Glen Callum at Mechanex Coventry 2017

As automotive industry recruitment experts we feel it’s always important to make sure we know the latest ‘what’s what’ in the industry, it’s also beneficial to speak to, in person, the companies who might benefit from our services, so we sent our very own Claire and Julian to Mechanex at the Ricoh Arena on the 11th, but what did they get up to? Continue reading full article

The skills gap in the UK Automotive Industry

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First of all, some background, according to the SMMT the annual turnover over the UK Automotive industry is circa £71.6 Billion, with 814,000 employed across the entire industry.

In the UK there are over 3,000 companies that directly manufacture, distribute or design some form of automotive product.

But could the industry employ even more?

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