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

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

Team Glen Callum all cross the finish line at Denso Ironbridge Half Marathon 2019

We are delighted (albeit a little bit sore) to announce that Team Glen Callum completed the “multi-terrain” 2019 Denso Ironbridge Half Marathon in aid of Cancer Research UK. The aim was to “finish” and it’s fair to say the hard work and training for this “undulating” half marathon certainly paid off. The team also agree that “undulating” is an understatement.

We did it!

The Ironbridge half marathon runs up and down through the historical and picturesque Ironbridge gorge, though not that many of our team were able to take in the sights and scenery, keeping their focus on the finish line and their time. Continue reading full article

Team Glen Callum race to the finish!

Raising money for Cancer Research Glen Callum Associates have entered a team in the “multi-terrain” 2019 Denso Ironbridge Half Marathon.   With an aim to “finish” the team have worked hard training for the “undulating” half marathon that runs through the historical and picturesque Ironbridge gorge.   With the team of mostly “non runners” staving off multiple injuries it’s likely that any bets will be on who hobbles first rather than who finishes first!   With the competition for first place being hotly contested, as you would expect from our competitive recruiters, the bets in the office are on! (My monies on Kayleigh….unless Tom’s cold suddenly subsides!)

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Are you taking too long to hire? Part 2: Ensuring your Recruiter has a comprehensive brief

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 employment rates at a record high in the UK and the number of live vacancies increasing 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 blog “Are you taking too long to hire? Why that’s bad in today’s recruitment market- Part 1 Working with Multiple Agencies”. The second key factor being…


Ensuring your Recruiter has a comprehensive brief

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MTC Launch “Factory in a box”

The Manufacturing Technology Centre (MTC) in Coventry are launching “The Smart Manufacturing Accelerator and Factory in a Box Demonstration” on Wednesday 13 March 2019.  The exciting event welcomes industry thought leaders from a wide range of industrial applications and academia for a day of collaboration, networking and learning whilst discussing the opportunities that the adoption of smart manufacturing techniques holds. Glen Shepherd and Greg Kneuss from Glen Callum Associates will be attending to participate in the interactive workshops and “increase knowledge on Industry 4 Technology” by attending presentations from the manufacturing industries top speakers. Continue reading full article