Steve is away this week on holiday, therefore it’s up to Lorraine, Anna and Lewis to hold down the fort and maybe sneak a party in between all of the work we’ll be doing. So why not ring the office and log a vacancy with us or to help you find a new job.
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The day of reckoning is almost upon us and tomorrow is decision day. Latest polls suggest that there has been a massive swing from the conservatives to labour… Which way will you vote?
According to the BDO Motor Salary Survey 2016, they found that the average Dealer Principal saw their annual salary (inc. commission) rise 23.4% to £116k compared to the previous year. The average salaries for company CEO’s rose 14.9% to £208k whilst Finance Directors saw a modest rise of 1.4% to £140k. The average base salary in 2016 was £35k compared to £32k the previous year a further £14k was available in commissions compared to £14k in 2015. We would like to see how these figures compare for the North East!
We recently welcomed our new apprentice Lewis, who will be looking after all of our social media and marketing for the company. Lewis’ key function will be to launch our new North East Motor Trade Apprenticeship website aimed at 14 - 19 year olds. He will also be tasked with enhancing our communication by generating lots of pictures. Please help North East motor dealers to attract more and better young people by sharing this link.
Apparently online car sales could cost 27,000 UK automotive sales jobs by the year 2027, although it is a decade a way it seems that customers are now becoming more confident at buying online. One in five cars will be bought online by 2027 and nearly £1.5bn worth of sales will have moved online by 2020. This is happening because automotive retailers are changing their online platforms to adjust to the customer’s needs, so what is going to happen to the traditional Car Sales Executive in motor dealerships? On the positive side, that still gives 10 years of opportunity for good Sales Executives to find jobs via Ingenia.
It won’t be long until 2017 school leavers will be leaving school and only returning for their exams, once these exams are over the young people will be making a very big decision that will affect their career. As most of you are aware we are in desperate need of high quality, raw talent youngsters in our industry. So could we ask you all to keep sharing our new motor trade apprenticeship website with you family, friends, contacts and even your children. The links are found below:
A new month is upon us already and this year just seems to be flying over. Judging from the conversations we had with managers April has been a tough month for them, especially on new cars. Easter could have had an effect on the aftersales department with it being a feast and faming month. Hopefully customers this month are looking to spend money on new vehicles and May turns out to be good for you all. On our side the search for candidates remains strong as we have some great vacancies from local companies, so if you are looking for a move then now is a good time to do it. Head over to our website and check out what’s on offer.
The UK looks set to test driverless cars in 2019 on British motorways between London and Oxford, hopefully all goes well and we can eventually get into cars without having to drive. If driverless cars don’t tickle your fancy well how about FLYING cars! Uber have today announced that they will be testing out flying cars in the USA and Dubai by 2020. How exciting is all of this technology happening in the next few years! Could we also ask people to keep sharing out the NEMTA website for apprentices, links are found below:
Now that the first long bank holiday weekend of the year is over and everyone is back to the grind, we hope you all had a good one and overdosed on Easter Eggs but don’t worry we are only working one full week until the next bank holiday.
Easter weekend is finally upon us and I am sure most of you are looking forward to an extra long weekend off (let’s hope it’s a sunny one), for those of you who have to work we do hope that it’s a busy time to make it all worthwhile. We hope you all have a fabulous weekend and don’t eat too many Easter Eggs.