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Glen Callum Associates, MMMA, Kent Europe and J&S infront of the Tooltruck, MMMA 2019 AGM

Glen Callum host the MMMA Autumn Meeting with Mach2020 on the agenda…

Once again Glen Callum Associates hosted the MMMA Council meeting providing an excellent opportunity for members to network and discuss industry updates.

Glen and the Glen Callum team welcomed members of The Metal forming Machinery Makers’ Association (MMMA) to the Red House Glass Cone in Stourbridge, where the Glen Callum Associates’ recruitment offices are based, for the Autumn council meeting.

The MMMA is a UK Association committed to promoting companies involved in the manufacture and sale of metal forming machinery and ancillary products to the sheet metal forming industry.  Services are designed to make the sector more competitive and range from support on the latest legislation, training opportunities and recruitment advice to subsidised exhibition space at MACH and regular promotion of the UK market to enable overseas investment including joint ventures and export opportunities.  The dedication and support the MMMA gives to members ensures they can thrive in the international marketplace. Continue reading full article

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Our queen of the “moulding” machine injects new recruits into the Manufacturing sector

Welcome Karen!

We are delighted to introduce Karen Smith to the Glen Callum Associates Technical and Engineering Recruitment Team.

Karen Smith – Technical Recruitment

Karen brings with her 14 years of technical recruitment expertise having sourced and successfully placed candidates within the Injection Moulding, Precision Engineering, Automotive, FMCG, Logistics and General Manufacturing sectors. Karen has an in-depth knowledge of the Precision Engineering and technical industries and is a self-confessed “manufacturing geek” having a passion for visiting factories and workshops and increasing her knowledge of the latest manufacturing processes. Continue reading full article

Automechanika Birmingham 2019

The doors close on Automechanika Birmingham until the show returns to the UK in 2021, so let’s reflect before we prepare for Frankfurt in September 2020.

Opened by none other than Guy Martin, brand ambassador for Morris Lubricants, Automechanika Birmingham welcomed thousands of visitors from numerous countries. The opportunity was there for companies and individuals to improve business through networking as well as gaining new skills and knowledge by attending the talks, workshops and CPD training provided by the Institute of the Motoring Industry.

Focus on the future…

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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

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.

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

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

Instalment three on our series of blogs on the key factors which can affect the successful hiring of the right candidate…… 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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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

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

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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Are you taking too long to hire? Why that’s bad in today’s recruitment market

A quick Introduction

Our team are extremely passionate about seeing candidates through every stage of the process and this has reaped positive rewards with clients choosing to work with us time and time again.

Having been in the industry for 20+ years we wanted to share our experience and viewpoint on recruitment in the current employment market.

With employment rates at a record high in the UK and the number of live vacancies increasing it’s helpful for companies to be made aware of what is currently a very challenging market.

Throughout this series of blogs, we will discuss a number of key factors which can affect the successful hiring of the right candidate. The first key factor being…

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