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Zaid Gulraiz, a Senior Research in Berwick Partners’ Manufacturing and Engineering practice, explains how carmakers globally are currently facing an array of challenges, from slackening demand in China to stricter controls on emissions. Regulatory challenges, economic uncertainty and tariffs on trade are driving a dramatic shift towards strategic alliances and joint ventures between OEMs. Despite a drop in M&A activity from 2018 which saw a record 20 megadeals, experts believe the competition for emerging technologies will continue to drive acquisitions in the automotive space in 2019. Successful executives will need to learn to co-exist in an increasingly complex ecosystem, whilst working closely with key competitors.

Categories: Manufacturing & Engineering Recruitment

7 Tips for Delivering a Great Interview

7 Tips for Delivering a Great Interview

Author: David Thomas Date: 14 Dec 2018 Type: Leadership Insights

So you are ready for your next leadership challenge in UK Manufacturing, and have honed your CV and covering letter. This has got you in the room, creating the opportunity to demonstrate your qualities and also assess whether this is the organisation for you.

Categories: Manufacturing & Engineering Recruitment

The Art of the Perfect Covering Letter – A 5 Point Plan for Success

The Art of the Perfect Covering Letter – A 5 Point Plan for Success

Author: David Thomas Date: 08 May 2018 Type: Leadership Insights

UK manufacturing is in rude health, attracting international leadership talent as well as developing home grown capability. Our innovation and entrepreneurial flair is renowned globally, with creative engineering at the heart of...

Categories: Manufacturing & Engineering Recruitment

What is Industry 4.0?

What is Industry 4.0?

Author: Zaid Gulraiz Date: 12 Apr 2018 Type: Leadership Insights

Industry 4.0, fourth industrial revolution, industrial internet, smart manufacturing, connected enterprise, factories of the future

Categories: Manufacturing & Engineering Recruitment

The Art of the Perfect CV – A 10 Point Plan for Success

The Art of the Perfect CV – A 10 Point Plan for Success

Author: David Thomas Date: 05 Mar 2018 Type: Leadership Insights

A job hunt requires a well-crafted CV; below are a few reflections to make sure you set out with a supporting document that will achieve its objective - open doors and lead you to the right career challenge.

Categories: Manufacturing & Engineering Recruitment

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