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Automotive - A thriving industry developing innovations that excite

The Automotive sector is one of the UK’s most exciting industries, creating innovative solutions in areas of vehicle design, development and production.

Apex Automotive is involved in all aspects of the automotive sector from the design, test, production, manufacture and launch of current vehicles to areas of research and development such as autonomous vehicle technology, V2V communication, augmented reality cockpits and energy storing body panels.

Demand for top candidates is high within this growing industry and it’s no secret that this sector is suffering from a shortage of specialist engineers. Apex works with both clients and candidates to ensure that demands are met and careers are built, offering long term opportunities for our contract professionals as well as those seeking permanent placements.

Apex can help shift your project into a higher gear

The sector’s leading companies regularly consult with Apex on the supply and provision of automotive specialists. Because we know our clients and take as much pride in their achievements as they do, we’re in a prime position to provide the highest calibre of candidate for your project.

The right people, with the right skills, at the right time

Whether it is a short-term project or a long term assignment, we recognise that there is a higher reliance on skill level and experience of people than ever before. The best candidates will have the relevant skills or experience for the role, but our candidates excel because they have the right attitude and are the right fit for the organisation too.

We recruit across blue and white collar roles encompassing a full spectrum of the automotive industry. For more details please continue reading.

White Collar


Computer Aided Engineering has proven to be an increasingly competitive area for companies looking for the right talent for their teams. We have worked with candidates ranging from F1 Aerodynamicists to HGV Stress analysts.

Typical roles we recruit for include -

Modelling, simulation, Calibration, analysis and optimisation in a wide range of specialist areas such as –

  • Crash
  • Structures
  • Powertrain
  • Areodynamics

Creative Design

With increasing legislative constraints on form & function, creative designers are more in demand than ever and our team has worked with leading OEM’s to find the very best.

Typical roles we recruit for include -

  • Clay Modelling
  • Studio Managers

Design Engineering

A real specialism for the team with placements ranging from engine design and packaging to component verification and development.

Typical roles we recruit for include -

  • Catia
  • SolidWorks
  • Unigraphics
  • Pro-E

Project Management

In all its guises project management forms the glue holding many essential processes together. We have developed a keen understanding of the intricacies of both Commercial and Technical Projects and have had many successes matching candidates with their next challenge.

Typical roles we recruit for include -

  • Whole Vehicle
  • Planning/Coordinating
  • Launch

Vehicle Dynamics

We all want to be paid to drive fast cars and in our case, those that can’t do…Recruit! We have had great success finding exceptional talent for exciting employers and have built lasting relationships with the engineers who found there dream jobs.

Typical roles we recruit for include -

  • Test Driving
  • Driving/Assessing
  • High speed, low grip

Blue Collar

One of the strongest arms under the Apex Automotive umbrella, our automotive blue collar stream has built up a strong reputation in the automotive industry. We regularly supply skilled personnel to large automotive OEMs, defleet companies and specialist suppliers alike.

As the automotive industry continues to experience exponential growth, it has resulted in a shortage of highly skilled personnel. However, we pride ourselves on our streamlined recruitment process which allows us to attract and retain the top talent in the following areas -


Typical roles we recruit for include -

Modelling, simulation, Calibration, analysis and optimisation in a wide range of specialist areas such as –

  • Vehicle Fault Diagnostics
  • Auto-Electricians
  • Electrical Fitters


Typical roles we recruit for include -

  • Vehicle Technicians
  • Launch/Event Support
  • Mechanical Build/ Prototype Build


Typical roles we recruit for include -

  • Panel Beaters
  • Preppers/Painters
  • Smart Repair


Typical roles we recruit for include -

  • Valeters
  • Trimmers
  • Strip and Re-fit


Typical roles we recruit for include -

  • Production Operatives
  • Maintenance Technicians
  • Fabricators/Welders

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