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The Automotive industry employs more people than you think



Now more than ever the Automotive industry has a wealth of opportunities for engineers. The global growth of the industry and rise in consumer demand means that manufacturers are seeking out skilled technical professionals at an increasing rate. 

The industry currently employs around 15 million highly skilled workers, from Electronic Design Engineers to Engine Assembly & Test Managers, the need for more highly skilled workers only increases as the industry expands into new technologies.

The global automotive employment figure stands at a staggering 8,397,451 with China leading the way employing 1,605,000 individuals and U.S.A employing 954,210. 

Industry facts:

  • If global Automotive manufacturing were its own country, it would be the 6th largest economy.
  • For every 60 million vehicles that are built, you need to employ 9 million people.
  • The figure for both direct and indirect Automotive employment in the UK is 814,000.
  • Global Automotive sales hit approximately 94,000,000 in 2016, an increase of 4,000,000 from 2015.
  • Toyota was the top car manufacturer by production in 2015.

So given the facts above, and the opportunities that the industry offers engineers Fircroft decided to take an in depth look at the global Automotive industry in the infographic below: 

Fircroft takes a look at employment opportunities for engineers in the global Automotive industry

The development of automation is changing the Automotive industry with consumer demands for a connected, smarter vehicle becoming increasingly apparent. Software will only continue to grow in importance as we progress to fully autonomous vehicles and more than ever we are seeing direct links between both the ICT and Automotive industries. 

As a result, there are now additional opportunities for engineers to transfer their skills and work within different industries for suppliers and OEMs (original equipment manufacturers). Undoubtedly, car design and engineering is becoming much more complex than it was before. 

As one of the world’s leading global workforce solutions providers, Fircroft are the ‘first in class’ provider to the Automotive sector thanks to our relentless focus on market-leading innovation, compliance, cost effectiveness, and customer service. Our experience in working with upper luxury and premium clients means we understand the ever-increasing pace of the automotive industry; the need for the best people to be in the right place at a moment’s notice. 

Progress your career in the Automotive industry; register your CV with Fircroft and view our Automotive Vacancies today.


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