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Posted: Tue, 30/01/2018 - 15:06

If you are looking to elevate your career and move forward this year or just find employment within the motor trade we have listed below our top jobs in the Stockton area, if you find one you are interested in do not hesitate to apply and we will gladly help you.

 

Job Reference: 

FT5635

Position: 

Panel Beater

Area: 

Stockton

Hours: 

Mon - Fri 8:30am - 5:00pm Sat 8:30 - 12:00pm

Basic Wage: 

£10 ph.

 

Job Reference: 

FT5593

Position: 

Sales Executive

Area: 

Stockton

Hours: 

Hours: Mon - Fri 8:00am - 6:30pm Sat 8:30am - 5:00pm Sun 11:00am - 4:00pm (rota)

Basic Wage: 

Wage: £12k - £15k OTE £30k - £35k+

 

Job Reference: 

FT5127

Position: 

HGV Technician

Area: 

Stockton, North East

Hours: 

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 9:00pm Sat 8:00am - 4:30pm Sun 8:00am - 4:30pm (4 on/4 off)

Basic Wage: 

£25,500

 

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Posted: Mon, 29/01/2018 - 16:21

an you believe it is already the end of January, time is flying so don’t miss out on these vacancies. Below you will find our picks for the top jobs in the Newcastle Area, take a look and if you find one you like, let us know by applying.

Job Reference: 

FT5634

Position: 

Transaction Manager

Area: 

Newcastle

Hours: 

Mon - Fri 9:00am - 6:00pm/7:00PM Sat 9:00am - 5:00pm Sun 10:30am - 4:30pm (1:2)

Basic Wage: 

£18k OTE £40k+

 

 

Job Reference: 

FT5623

Position: 

Vehicle Estimator

Area: 

Newcastle

Hours: 

Mon - Fri 7:00am - 5:30pm Sat if Required

Basic Wage: 

£30k OTE £33k+

 

 

Job Reference: 

FT5439

Position: 

Vehicle Painter

Area: 

Newcastle

Hours: 

Mon - Fri 7:30am - 4:30pm

Basic Wage: 

£11.00p.h.

 

 

Job Reference: 

FT5630

Position: 

Workshop Controller

Area: 

Newcastle

Hours: 

Mon - Fri 8:00am - 5:30pm Sat 8:30am - 12:30pm (1:2)

Basic Wage: 

£22k-£24k OTE £25k - £30k

 

 

 

Posted: Thu, 18/01/2018 - 10:42

Am-Online have released a great article on the decline of new car registrations and the predictions for 2018 you can read the full article here https://www.am-online.com/news/market-insight/2018/01/05/new-car-registr...
Anyone working in motor trade knows that 2017 has been tough year and you will be able to see evidence of that by looking at the graph in the article. The scare mongering caused by the press over diesel cars has already had an effect on the sales on these vehicles.
However it is good to see that someone has seen the light that keeping older diesels on the road instead of having new cleaner more fuel efficient models is going have an adverse effect. It’s time to stop this scare mongering and let nature that its course.

Posted: Thu, 04/01/2018 - 11:32

Well here we are in 2018, Happy New Year to everyone.  This of course is the month that many people make New Year resolutions and these sometimes include finding a new job.  As we are all very much aware most people never follow through these resolutions - do you? Are you a person who says they will do something but don’t or are you the type who does what you say?  If this is you and your looking for a new job in the motor industry then you could not be in better hands than Ingenia, give us a call and make 2018 your best year yet.

Posted: Mon, 11/12/2017 - 12:15

A great article was published by Bodyshop Magazine about allocating around £30Million of a £400Million budget to training Technicians to be able to deal with the new technology that we will no doubt be seeing in this new breed of electric vehicles. It is important that Technicians will be able to understand how to correctly and successfully power down these vehicles to be able to maintain them. If you would like to read the full article you can read it here.

Posted: Tue, 21/11/2017 - 16:52

Inchcape have decided to increase Sales Executives basic pay to try and enhance the way customers are treated during the sales process. The way this will affect the customers experience is by removing the element of “high pressure” selling and allowing salesman to focus more on giving the customer a more personal service.

James Brearley Inchcape UK chief executive, said:  “Delivering an exceptional customer experience has always been and will always be at the heart of this business and in changing our sales structure we want to build a team of expert advisors, who are able to deliver a tailored customer experience every time”

“We are saying goodbye to the days of high pressure sales operations that relied on lower basic salaries and high commissions and drove unrealistic sales volumes - our plan will create an environment that puts the customer first every time”

It looks like Inchcape are really looking ahead and are recognising that times are changing in our industry for both customers and staff.

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Posted: Wed, 01/11/2017 - 10:58

Sales executives at Arnold Clark are now working a five-day week, in a first for the car dealer group.

 

It is claiming an "industry-leading move to a five-day working week for sales staff", which has been initiated following feedback from staff.

Arnold Clark said it will help employees develop their career and give a flexible two days a week for the important things in life.

 

Arnold Clark group HR manager Lynne McBurney said, ‘The new five-day week commission structure has been introduced after discussions with our 11,000-strong workforce. The move lets those within sales enjoy a more flexible working pattern, allowing for a better work life balance.’

 

The company is recruiting sales executives throughout many of its 200 branches across the UK, and hopes the move will help it fill vacancies..

Jacquie Sherry, Arnold Clark group recruitment manager added: "We are confident that the more beneficial working pattern within our sales departments will attract those who are looking for a career in sales but have previously been discouraged by the long hours."

Posted: Wed, 27/09/2017 - 16:09

Ferrari North Europe welcomed four new service advisors and two new parts advisors to its UK retail network after hosting a graduation from its apprenticeship scheme. The six new recruits completed an intensive two-year apprenticeship with the brand as part of what the Italian supercar specialist sees as “The de facto route into a professional career with an Official Ferrari Dealership”.

This is living proof that an apprenticeship is not just something you do if “you don’t fancy going to uni” they can really give you opportunity’s to build an amazing career. Ferrari North Europe first introduced the in-house apprenticeship scheme in September 2011, and the company invested heavily in new classroom facilities, IT equipment, personnel and previous Ferrari cars in order to deliver on its promise to create the next generation of Ferrari Service Technicians.

Considering that Ferrari North Europe covers dealers outside the UK, we can then assume that less than 1000 people will have applied for apprenticeships in England. Because this is a brand leading power house company, we would have expected more young people trying to join their programs this is again proof that young people are not aware of the value of apprenticeships and seem to be getting talked into or blindly lead into further education when this may not necessarily their best career route.

Posted: Tue, 19/09/2017 - 17:12

September is not just a big month in our industry, it’s also our birthday.  Steve Shaw established Ingenia Recruitment back in 1993 making this year the 24th birthday of Ingenia.

 

“I set this business up in 1993 to provide a confidential and professional service to individuals looking for a job and companies looking for staff. Utilising my experience in Aftersales, Sales, Training and Management I aim to provide a highly personal, customer focussed service to everyone I deal with.”  - Steve Shaw

 

Steve Shaw is very experienced and has worked within the motor trade for many years which has given him the tools needed to place thousands of people into jobs around the north east.

 

“I entered the motor trade in 1977 and have made it my career since.  Having worked in aftersales, sales, training and since 1993, recruitment, I understand all aspects of our industry.  With such a range of experience and having interviewed a few thousand people, I consider myself well experienced to provide advice and guidance to companies and individuals working in bodyshops and independent companies.  It’s important to me that this business operates with strong ethical values, providing a confidential, friendly, flexible service that is free to our candidates and realistically priced to the companies we deal with.” - Steve Shaw

 

“I would like to thank Steve and his team for going above and beyond to get me an interview which led me to gain full time employment, I can't recommend Ingenia enough to people for their professional and friendly services.”

- Rob - Cramlington

 

“Steve and the Ingenia team were absolutely fantastic in helping me find the job which I'm currently in and I'm really enjoying the position. I would definitely recommend Steve and the Ingenia team in finding anyone a position in the motor trade.”

- Daniel - South Hetton

 

“I Would like to thank Steve personally for the true professionalism and keeping me up to speed with how things were progressing. Fantastic service and will definitely use again for both recruiting and searching. Thank you Ingenia.”

- Dave - Teeside

 

“The motor industry is a constantly changing environment but so are the expectations of applicants.  As a result I spend a lot of time keeping up with such changes and feel it is vitally important to interview every applicant who contacts us for help, to make sure I understand them and what their needs are.  Whilst there are many obvious changes taking place and with all the benefits IT systems can bring, I still believe in providing old fashioned customer service, speaking to people instead of texting and being there when people need help” - Steve Shaw

Posted: Wed, 13/09/2017 - 14:49

Manufacturers and retailers need to simplify the shopping process, offering reassurance on a buyer’s choice continuously throughout the journey, generating trust at every step.

Carmakers’ advertising needs to become more personal, based on a greater understanding of consumer needs and dealers need to appreciate the lifestyle the new car will become part of, and less concerned about sales targets.

These conclusions come off the back of an Auto Trader study of 40 households new and used car buying experience, with their views recorded – often on video – via an app. Another 2,000 people gave their opinions via Auto Trader’s website.

Ian Plummer (pictured), manufacturing and agency director, said: “The feeling of being overwhelmed by choice leads to a strong desire for reassurance to alleviate the nagging doubt there was something they haven’t considered. This uncertainty is amplified through the inherent lack of trust in the industry.”

He said manufacturers and dealers need to “drive trust and transparency into the sector”.

“This can be achieved through offering a fully transparent customer experience, facilitated by unbiased, independent reviews, videos and strong imagery, coupled with a choice of cars in tune with the local market, transparently and accurately priced.”

Key findings in Auto Traders’ The Car Buyers Report:

·         60% of car buyers gave up their search for the perfect car and made a purchase out of exhaustion

·         75% of 17-to-24-year-olds got ‘tired of looking around’

·         85% of people expect the car buying process to be hard

·         At the final, car buying stage, most people have three cars on their choice list

·         One in five car buyers are worried about encountering unexpected jargon or being confronted by too many deals

·         One exhausted shopper says on video: “I just wish someone woud bring three cars to my front door that I could choose from.”

Steve from Ingenia Recruitment Says “It’s sad but unsurprising that we read such figures because manufactures spending a lot of money on training there staff on how to handle customers however that said most sales executives we have spoken to feel that they process the customer, smaller dealerships who are not part of a group often achieve a sale because they provide more traditional and personal customer service.”

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