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The right formula for motorsport industry talent

Posted by: Katherine Garratt 10 Jul 15 - 2:56PM  | Automotive
MIAHot on the heels of a fantastic week of world-class motorsport in the UK, topped off with a home win at the Formula 1 British Grand Prix, specialist engineering, technical and manufacturing consultancy, Jonathan Lee Recruitment, is celebrating a 10-year partnership with the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA), the world's leading trade body for the motorsport, performance engineering, services and tuning industries.

Jonathan Lee Recruitment has the right formula for motorsport industry talent - Motorsport Industry Association

As the voice and authority of the motorsport industry, the MIA represents the specialised needs of the highly successful global motorsport industry as it undergoes rapid development. Since 2005, Jonathan Lee Recruitment has worked alongside the MIA to help British and international motorsport companies source the skilled candidates they need for specialist roles.

Jonathan Lee, Chairman explains: “We are delighted to have been long standing partners of the MIA. It plays a key role in the motorsport industry with events, strategic networks and initiatives providing first class assistance to its members – particularly important as the nature of the industry is highly innovative and very competitive.

“The UK motorsport industry has remained a global leader in technical innovation and it is vital that with such a well-established track record that it retains its world class expertise. We are very proud to work with many of the companies that are revolutionising motorsport, including the specialist advanced engineering companies that research and develop pioneering technologies for racing teams.

“While attracting the right specialist talent is a challenge in this industry, our consultants, many of whom have trained and worked as engineers, have the technical understanding and capability to deliver the skills that motorsport needs to drive its continued success.”

Chris Aylett, CEO of the MIA commented: “British motorsport goes from strength to strength and working with Jonathan Lee Recruitment gives our members access to the right level of expertise to secure the people they need. Indeed, Jonathan Lee Recruitment has supported the MIA to source high quality candidates for our organisation. Their technical capability, understanding and partnership approach ensures they provide a first class service and delivery. We look forward to continuing our partnership with Jonathan Lee Recruitment in the future.”

The motorsport industry is worth £9bn to the UK's economy each year, with seven of the ten teams competing in F1 based in Britain and over 4,000 companies involved in the wider motorsport sector - this means thousands of jobs, as well as apprenticeships training the engineers of tomorrow. The MIA has embraced an ever-expanding international network of business contacts, the result being that today it boasts nearly 400 members globally, whose companies conduct more than £5 billion of motorsport business worldwide.
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