We have many contractors working in the automotive sector from design and development through to analysis, test and validation, project and programme management, manufacturing, production & assembly.
Competition for engineers with experience in leading edge technologies to fill today’s automotive jobs is fierce and what we have seen is that job opportunities within the industry have been improving over the last 12 months.
In 2012, automotive manufacturing company, Calsonic Kansei, announced it would be creating more than 140 new jobs at its north-east plant, in Sunderland, open to permanent staff, as well as those freelancing and contracting through umbrella companies.
Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) also announced that they would be creating new job opportunities, expanding its workforce at its advanced manufacturing facility to support the launch of new Jaguar models. It was estimated that around 1,100 new jobs would be created for contractors, freelancers and permanent workers with specialist skills in the automotive industry.
Only a few months later, Japanese car manufacturer Nissan created over 1,000 job opportunities in the North-East. Production of the latest family hatchback in its assembly plant in Sunderland, should create 225 jobs and then around 900 at supplier companies around the Northeast.
Prime Minister, David Cameron said of the announcement, “It’s proof of the strength and vitality of the British manufacturing industry that leading companies like Nissan are expanding their production in the UK. Nissan’s investment in the UK is a huge vote of confidence in the skills and flexibility of the UK workforce.”
Working as an Automotive Contractor
Automotive contracting should give you a varied career working for different companies, and operating through an Umbrella Company will allow you to enjoy the benefits and security of working this way. Payments will be made to you through PAYE (Pay As You Earn) and you will receive a payslip from them in the same way as you would in any other employment.
An Umbrella Company will be responsible for raising invoices for the work that you do whilst on assignment, this means that you will not have the hassle or costs of setting up and running a limited company.
So if you are thinking about contracting, or if you are already a contractor and using another umbrella company, why not give us a call? We'll explain everything you need to know about working through Contractor Umbrella.
If you have any questions about working under an umbrella company or would like any further advice, then please call our new business team on 01206 591 000 or email us.
If you are interested in the benefits to working under an umbrella company, these pages may be of interest to you:
- Umbrella v’s Limited: Look at the options of being self-employed or via an umbrella company.
- Expenses: What expenses can you claim legitimately?
If you wish to sign up as a contractor with Contractor Umbrella, please complete the simple form below and someone will call you back to talk you through the sign up process.