Another Milestone for Ingenia Recruitment

Ingenia Recruitment, based in Washington, Tyne and Wear, are the longest established motor trade recruitment specialists in the North East of England. They are currently offering over 70 motor trade jobs within the region and hold a database of over 10,000 contacts.

Ingenia, which this year celebrates their 27th year in business, received their 6,000th vacancy for full time permanent jobs at the end of January 2020.

This result is set against a trend of major skills shortages in dealerships, bodyshops and independent workshops across the North East. Ingenia continue to work with the very best talent available but it is getting harder year by year.

Steve Shaw, Director of Ingenia Recruitment, said: “We are now seeing CVs being submitted where people working in dealerships or bodyshops now have very questionable backgrounds. This is a direct result of dealers not recruiting enough apprentices for many years, which was always going to lead to the current situation. It is a sad sign of the times, but managers sometimes simply have to recruit ‘the best of a bad bunch’.”

This industry and the vehicles we work on is very technical and changing fast, this increases demand for qualified workers.

Despite the challenges, Ingenia remain at the forefront of quality recruitment for both dealers and individuals.