People seeking a rewarding and exciting career in the automotive industry are being encouraged to apply for an apprenticeship place at BMW Group’s UK manufacturing operations.
Opportunities exist at Oxford, Swindon and Hams Hall in engineering, maintenance and business and there’re 30 places for the two to four year courses.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles UK Ltd. has announced a raft of changes to its senior management structure.
Damien Dally and Francesco Vanni are joining the UK team to take on the roles of country manager for Jeep and Alfa Romeo, and Fiat and Abarth respectively and alongside the appointment of country managers, Iain Montgomery moves to the role of fleet and business sales director, having spent the last 18 months as sales director for passenger cars.
This week on Blue Monday, Ben announced it is increasing and enhancing its range of services for automotive industry people who need mental health support.
By extending its services, Ben offers more choice for individuals seeking support with mental health and wellbeing issues including stress, anxiety and depression.
UKTV has invested in online car repair marketplace Clickmechanic.com using its multi-million pound investment fund, UKTV Ventures.
The online start-up, which allows motorists to get quick online quotes and book pre-vetted mechanics, has secured £1m worth of commercial airtime across the broadcaster’s network of channels.
Canadian clothing and motor sport billionaire Lawrence Stroll is emerging as the front-runner to buy a stake in Aston Martin.
Stroll has considered an investment of about £200M, media reported last week after Aston Martin spoke about a potential capital increase to pay for its investment in St Athan to build the luxury DBX SUV and make it the global centre for future electric models.
Automakers with UK operations will not face a cliff-edge in European markets in 2021, says Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government.
Nadhim Zahawi, a business minister, is “confident” British negotiators will be able to broker a deal with the European Union which ensures no tariffs or quotas on car parts and keeps just-in-time supply chains running when the 11-month Brexit transition period expires at the end of the year.
Toyota has bold growth plans in Europe led by new models including a small SUV.
It aims to increase sales of Toyota and Lexus cars by 30 percent to 1.4 million by 2025 in its European region, which includes Russia and Turkey.