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

Glen Callum Reveal How We Find Your Candidates Faster

Striving for continued success and growth we have implemented a new recruitment software package, bespoke to the needs of the Glen Callum team.
Following a successful trial and training period our team are now completely proficient and utilising the cutting edge recruitment software to its full potential.
The new software suite will give us the edge in the following areas:

FASTER TALENT HUNTING – Immediate access via email and our job portal to the latest candidates that match our job roles as soon as their details hit the job boards. Ensuring we get their first! Continue reading full article

Kent are Hiring: Glen Callum are searching for Two Technical Area Sales Managers

19 Years of hiring the BEST raw talent:

Our company is proud to have partnered up with the KENT brand for in excess of 19 years and consistently finding great raw talent for them to train into sales & demonstration experts. The company sell their high performance chemical solutions into the automotive workshop and bodyshop sectors through their national sales team of Technical Area Sales Managers.

Selling through DEMONSTRATION

Seeing is believing. The KENT sales team use many impactful product demonstrations to show the user what can be achieved by using their products across workshop and bodyshop applications. They engage the professional tradesman by understanding their work and matching products to specific applications.

We are hiring NOW

If you are passionate about the automotive sector and enjoy getting hands on with product then checkout our latest KENT vacancies….

2019 Metal Basher’s Ball – MMMA Dinner Dance

The Glen Callum Associates Team were once again dressed to impress as we joined The Metalforming Machinery Makers’ Association (MMMA) for their annual Metal Bashers’ Ball. The event was held at the Copthorne Hotel in the heart of the Black Country, just 10 minutes from the Glen Callum Associates HQ!

Following dinner, we were treated to a local history lesson from Guest Speaker Carl Chin on the truth of the real Peaky Blinders and the Shelby Clan. For instance, did you know the term “Peaky Blinders” was a generic term referring to any violent gang from the West Midlands area and not just the formidable Shelby family? (Well I do now!).

Finally, finishing the evening off there was some fantastic music and dancing from the Soultown Collective followed by plenty of networking and catching up with clients we have worked with closely over the last year such as Bruderer, Worcester Presses, Schuler to name a few!

Check out some photos of the Glen Callum Associates team and other guests at the MMMA Metal Bashers’ Ball 2019.

Glen, Kerrie, Tom and Greg with clients Bruderer UK and Worcester Presses Ltd

Glen and Tom with clients, Bruderer UK and Schuler.

Glen and Kerrie with Chairman of the MMMA, Adrian Haller of Bruderer UK.

Glen, Claire and Greg at the MMMA Dinner 2019

 

Target Smashed PIZZA Cake…

Here at Glen Callum Associates we all love the sweet taste of success (and incidentally pizza too!)

Today we congratulated our longest serving recruiting expert, Julian having smashed his 12 month hiring quota in just 10 months! To celebrate the team munched on PIZZA at our Glass Cone HQ in Wordsley.

Good news Friday means a Happy Friday… PIZZA cake!

Well done to Julian.

Julian and the well deserved pizza

Hiring for Roemheld UK

We are looking to hire a Technical Sales Engineer on behalf of our fellow MMMA member Roemheld UK ltd.

Roemheld are a leading manufacturer for workholding and clamping solutions across a wide range of manufacturing and assembly applications and industries. With a strong customer base across the UK and Ireland, Roemheld lead the market and are renowned for their quality products and clamping solutions. This is a great opportunity to join a progressive and successful team with a “family feel”.

This role will cover the Midlands area and requires an Engineer with a Mechanical bias keen to take on a customer facing role with commercial responsibilities and an appetite to get out and meet customers. Continue reading full article

Read all about it… The team with over 20 years Automotive Aftermarket Recruitment experience

If you have read this month’s CAT Magazine (Car and Accessory Trader) then you will have seen that Glen Callum Associates is celebrating 20 years in business, 20 years in the automotive aftermarket as automotive recruitment specialists and our full team have a combined total of over 130 years in the Automotive industry!

Julian Curtis has recently celebrated 40 years in the automotive aftermarket, you can watch a video of his views on the changes he’s seen over the decades and where he thinks the industry will go next by clicking here.

Jenny Harris joined the Glen Callum Associates Automotive recruitment team 18 months ago having recruited in the automotive industry for over 25 years and having ran her own automotive recruitment business (JD Recruitment) for 13 years. You can read more about Jenny’s automotive recruitment experience here.

If you are still waiting to receive your copy of the CAT Magazine you can view our page below! Continue reading full article

The CV Show 2019

Once again Birmingham’s NEC is preparing to welcome the expected 20,000+ business visitors to this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show. The CV Show is said to be the most comprehensive road transport and commercial vehicle event held in Britain and it provides visitors with a wealth of choice for suppliers and exhibitors.

Innovation plays a big part at the Commercial vehicle show with the industry searching for new ways, with exhibitors leading the way in developing technology and solutions to those operating commercial vehicles. The CV Show is used as a platform for product launches, the unveiling of new vehicles and other global debuts.

This year the Glen Callum recruitment team will be in attendance, increasing their knowledge on the CV sector’s needs and ever-evolving technology. Continue reading full article

Are you taking too long to hire? Part 3: Time waits for no man… and neither do candidates!

My name is Greg Kneuss, for the past 8 years I’ve been recruiting in the manufacturing sector and during this time I’ve covered a broad range of disciplines across various industries such as automotive, aerospace, automation, engineering and general manufacturing.

With record turnover rates in manufacturing and a buoyant jobs market; candidates are becoming far more selective when applying for jobs.

I’ve been writing a series of blogs on the key factors which can affect the successful hiring of the right candidate, you can read my first two blogs…… The third key factor being…


Time waits for no man (and neither do candidates!) 

Why providing feedback within the agreed timescale is important!

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Automechanika Birmingham 2019 – The dedicated meeting place for the UK Automotive Aftermarket

Have you signed up yet?

Running from the 4th to the 6th of June, Automechanika is back in Birmingham with a huge range of automotive aftermarket companies set to attend the event. With hall space for the Aftermarket, the Garage industry and the Manufacturing / Tier 1 sector, there is sure to be plenty to keep your interest over the three-day event.

Held in Birmingham’s NEC, Automechanika is the pinnacle of the Automotive Aftermarket year, with manufacturers, suppliers and distributors attending and exhibiting.

This year’s Automechanika will have over 500 suppliers exhibiting including Schaeffler, ZF, Bosch UK, Valeo, Mahle, Denso, MANN FILTER, NGK Spark Plugs HELLA, Delphi, YUASA just to name a few.

The Automotive recruitment team from Glen Callum Associates will also be attending Automechanika. Some members of the Automotive team at Glen Callum Associates have been working in the automotive aftermarket for over 25 years. Keen to keep their knowledge up to date, you’ll no doubt see Glen, Julian, Jenny and the rest of the automotive recruitment team keen to check out the innovative Automotive Aftermarket showcases. Continue reading full article

Julian Celebrates 40… Years in the Automotive Aftermarket!

If you have been a client or candidate in the past 15 years with Glen Callum Associates, then it’s likely you have spoken to the friendly voice of Julian Curtis, one of the Senior Recruiters in our team.

After 40 years in the Automotive Industry, Julian is highly regarded as a fantastic source of knowledge for anything Automotive Aftermarket. From candidate names to parts manufacturers and distributors names and locations, there is little that Julian doesn’t know. To this day he still remembers various parts numbers and the different bus schedules he had to catch to get to his first job! Continue reading full article