Contractors optimistic that automotive industry will offer more job opportunities
Engineering contractors predict that there will be more job opportunities within the automotive sector, finds a new report.
The Giant Group research revealed that contractors working in the sector are optimistic that the next 12 months will result in further automotive jobs, with 22% of respondents saying they expect the industry to offer more opportunities.
The report found that between October 2012 and March of this year, 22% of those surveyed said that they were working within the automotive sector, which is 9% up from last year.
Matthew Brown, Managing Director of Giant, said, “These results are perhaps expected when you consider that BMW had a record year in 2012 and Jaguar Land Rover is creating 700 jobs in the West Midlands.
“An expansion of this kind requires the specific skills of top engineering contractors to manage new projects, so demand in expert skills will understandably increase.”
Just last month, another Giant report revealed that the number of contractors working in the engineering public sector has almost doubled since 2011.
According to the research, the number of engineering contractors working within the public sector grew by 18%, which is nearly double the amount compared to findings in 2011.
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