Gestamp’s UK manufacturing operation is controlled and managed by some of the highest skilled and technical engineers in the automotive industry.
In 2014, Gestamp appointed RMS as a tier 1 supplier for permanent professional recruitment with the objective to reduce the skills gap by increasing technical appointments across the UK for their Newton Aycliffe, Washington, Cannock, Fareham and Llanelli plants.
Disciplines and requirements varied from skilled production and tool room personnel to design, prototype, engineering, commercial and senior management appointments.
Gestamp needed a specialist automotive employment partner that understood the industry and its fast-paced nature, one that had experience working with major global organisations. RMS was able to asses Gestamp’s needs and adopted a strategic approach which combined both their technical experience and industry presence within a bespoke technical headhunt approach.
Approach and Solution
After meeting and engaging with key HR and management decision makers at Gestamp to understand their requirements, RMS assigned dedicated REC and CIPD trained account managers in order to establish a personable and trusting relationship.
The value in having dedicated account managers and points of contact meant that Gestamp had a specialist partner that understood their processes, product, culture and levels of expectation – all of which are vital when recruiting for high level talent in the automotive sector.
Outcome and Advantage
- Engaging with RMS has enabled Gestamp to access a higher calibre of candidate.
- Having dedicated RMS account managers with a greater understanding of the Gestamp business has ensured permanent employees have been hired with not only the right skills, but the right fast paced efficient mentality and lean ways of working.
- Reduction in their time to hire.
- Reduction in their skills gap leading to an increase in their ability to succession plan.
- Identified RMS as a ‘partner of choice’ for all UK Sites.
“RMS have been working closely with Gestamp as a tier 1 supplier for professional recruitment since 2014. Since the relationship began, RMS have shown strong technical knowledge and expertise of the automotive industry and have been a consistent performer with the placements they have made. Through their recruitment managers and consultants, RMS have remained one of my most consistent tier 1 suppliers and have placed numerous key personnel into roles across the UK for Gestamp.”
Scott Barnes / UK Recruitment Manager / Gestamp
“RMS is proud to have built a strong, professional and personable relationship with Gestamp. This has been formed through consistent performance, trust and transparency meaning our recruitment process has met the high expectations of a global client. As a team we fully understand the level of candidate Gestamp requires and our expertise in the automotive sector has enabled us to attract the highest talent for their business. Gestamp are a valued client of RMS and one that we want to work in partnership with for many years to come.”
Chris Allinson / Operations & Business Development Manager / RMS