Today we say goodbye to David Cameron as prime minister and hello to Theresa May who will be filling his boots, hopefully she will get the UK a good deal when leaving the EU and get our country back on its feet. Now that Cameron is out of work, we are awaiting his call and even wondering if he’d like to become a Technician, Panel Beater, Painter or even a Sales Person! It is becoming increasingly difficult to find these people so if you are looking for a move or know somebody who is, then please do not hesitate to call us as we have great vacancies on the go.
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A quick glance at the news doesn’t paint a very rosy picture, what with Brexit fears taking hold, the Chilcot report being released, a patient lying dead in A&E for 4 hours, etc., etc. but not everything is all bad. We have some good things going on such as these management vacancies:
- Service Manager.
- Dealer Principal.
- General Sales Manager.
If you are interested in any of these jobs please feel free to give Steve a call on 0191 4155010.
It’s been a week since the UK voted to leave the European Union and ever since then it’s been all doom and gloom. David Cameron resigned as Prime Minister, England football team got knocked out of the Euros by Iceland and if we believe the news the worlds soon going to end but this isn’t the case. The FTSE 100 has gone up higher than what it was post Brexit and the pound has stabilised. Instead of listening to the news and newspapers who will end up talking the UK into a recession, how about we all pull together and make Britain stronger outside of the EU, after all who knows what the future has in store for us.
As the last day of the EU referendum campaign draws to a close, what will you decide?
- Out we would no longer contribute to EU budget (UK’s net contribution last year was £8.5bn) we’re sure the UK could put that to good use.
- We can trade freely in the single market BUT we cannot trade with whoever we want to! Could we not take the lead of Norway which has access to single market but not bound by the EU laws.
- UK car market imports over 30% of German cars alone (then there are French and Italian makes), do you think that they will stop dealing with us?
- EU law states Britain cannot prevent anyone from another member state coming to live in the country, look what that has done.
- We cannot make and implement our own laws.
- British jobs could be effected if we leave the EU but that is an uncertainty.
- When we joined there were just 9 member states, there’s now 28 and five more are in the queue to join, have you seen who they are?
There are risks in voting either way, people have to weigh up the pros or cons for themselves but it is more important than ever that you do vote.
Consider this, if it was 1975 and you know what the EU would be like now would you vote to go in?
The UK employment rate has fallen 5%, the lowest since October 2005. Unemployment fell to 1.67 million from February to April and earnings excluding bonuses rose 2.3% compared to last year however this is not representative of what we are finding in the motor industry. We currently have vacancies for all disciplines within a dealership but we are struggling to find quality candidates.
According to SMMT the new car market has increased 2.5% in May compared to the same time last year. 203,585 cars were registered in the month, the highest total since 2002 and that the demand for diesel cars grew 5% outstripping petrol models. However where are these cars going as the people who we have spoken to are finding it rather difficult to produce some good results.
As you may all know the new series of Top Gear started on Sunday and although all the facts and figures suggested that it was the most watched programme for the time slot with 4.7 million viewers watching at its peak, however most people found it boring to watch and even suggested that Chris Evans should stick to the radio studio. Well here in the office we have all agreed that the show didn’t have the same flare as before and it was probably a mistake to try and keep the same format. Any views - Our petrol head viewers.
Bank holiday weekend has seemed to have crept up on us again, these weeks are just flying by now! On a brighter note the weather forecast seems to be in our favour as its sunny all weekend, so from everyone at Ingenia we hope you enjoy your long weekend if you’re off and at least have a busy one if you are working.
Today Google have announced that their driverless cars are going to have a sticky coating on the bonnet to prevent further injuries if it collided with a pedestrian. Steve is going to hire one of these cars when they’re out, so don’t be surprised if you see him driving about with people hanging off the car, they’re only Technicians.
Seems like summer is almost upon us, the sun has eventually came out and people are feeling better about themselves. Here at Ingenia we normally see a rise in temporary staff needed as companies come onto us looking for people to cover staff holidays. If you are out of work or in between jobs why not give us a call and we could get you working for summer.