Car industry aims to employ ex-forces personnel with new covenant

The covenant is a “commitment to advocate for recruitment and retention of ex-military personnel”.

The UK car industry has signed a deal that could see more veterans of the armed forces join automotive companies. The covenant signed by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) pledges the organisation’s “commitment to advocate for recruitment and retention of ex-military personnel across the automotive industry”.

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As part of the scheme, the SMMT has helped its members create “tailored engagement programs”, helping them get through to people from the armed forces. And the organisation has suggested “mapped-out career paths” that translate military skills into qualifications required by the sector.

The move is designed to make the transition from the forces to factories easier for veterans, allowing the car industry to tap into the talents of ex-military personnel. In particular, the SMMT says former military

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Global EV Sales Growth Leads Industry in 2020 | Transportation

By John P. Mello Jr.

Feb 9, 2021 4:07 AM PT

Global sales of electric vehicles in 2020 surged despite a drop in overall sales of passenger cars, a market research firm reported Monday.

Sales of EVs jumped 39 percent globally, reaching 3.1 million units, while sales of passenger vehicles fell 14 percent, Canalys reported.

It added that electric vehicles represented almost five percent of all new car sales in 2020.

Canalys chief analyst for automotive Chris Jones explained that Europe was a prime driver of EV sales last year, with the vehicles garnering 11.5 percent of new car sales in the region.

“Europe has shown other markets what is possible when all parts of the puzzle are in place: emissions-based policies with penalties, internal combustion engine vehicle ban target years set, customer incentives, a broad and expanding charging infrastructure, much improved choice of EVs, good EV supply, customer awareness

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UK car industry warns 1 in 6 jobs could be lost to coronavirus and Brexit

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The UK car industry has called for a financial support package and warned that 1 in 6 jobs could be lost due to coronavirus.

A third of automotive workers are still furloughed, and more than 6,000 UK automotive job cuts have been announced in June as a result of lockdowns, closed markets and shuttered plants, the SMMT said.

The trade group is calling on the Government to address this with a support package for the entire sector to help drive demand and ease cashflow.

Measures including unfettered access to emergency funding, permanent short-time working, business rate holidays, VAT cuts and policies that boost consumer confidence would accelerate a sustainable restart for the market and manufacturing.

Mike Hawes, SMMT chief executive, said: “UK automotive is fundamentally strong. However, the prolonged shutdown has squeezed liquidity and the pressures are becoming more acute as expenditure resumes before invoices are paid.


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