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Tata Motors European Technical Centre appoints Jonathan Lee Recruitment as Master Vendor for UK recruitment

11 May 2012

Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc (TMETC) has chosen Integrate, the managed service brand of Jonathan Lee to be the master vendor for permanent and contract recruitment for its four Midlands sites as they prepare for imminent expansion. The managed recruitment service will help TMETC to attract and retain high calibre staff in a competitive market while matching recruitment capacity to the increase in business demand.

“This is a complete, end-to-end, managed service for the recruitment of both permanent and contract staff with a range of highly specialist skills,” said Jayne Wogan, Head of Integrate Managed Services. “By tailoring our processes and services to meet TMETC’s specific challenges, we are helping them to manage their ongoing staffing needs efficiently while freeing the in-house HR team to focus on strategic activities that drive the business forward.”

Through its partnership with Integrate, TMETC will benefit from a cost-effective recruitment service which is able to be scaled as required to satisfy the varying demands of the business. The company will also benefit from consistent, robust and compliant contractor management services.

“TMETC’s mission is to be a world-class automotive innovator and to become the employer of choice for talented people in the automotive industry,” said James Billingham, Purchase and Business Process Manager of TMETC. “Competition is strong in the global automotive market and so gaining an advantage through attracting and retaining the best talent in both technical and business functions can prove essential in securing the future success of a business and in establishing a brand as a market leader.”

With constantly evolving legislation, underprepared businesses can be left exposed when employing both contract and permanent staff. With in-house legal expertise, Integrate ensures that all necessary processes are followed, thereby limiting risk for the client. The service also provides complete transparency of process through a monitoring module which is tailored to each customer’s individual requirements and provides live data on the account status.    

Jayne Wogan says that the service goes far beyond a conventional recruitment contract: “Integrate differs from our competitors in that our service is driven by personal account management and industry expertise, backed up with effective bespoke technology solutions. We aim to really understand our client’s business and staffing needs and to tailor our services to support their strategic goals. We provide robust process management, risk mitigation and sharing, legal compliance, management of the complete recruitment supply chain and business-level cost savings,” she said.
The agreement builds on the relationship that began in 2005 when Jonathan Lee Recruitment was the sole provider of recruitment services during the formation of TMETC. The sites covered by the agreement are TMETC at Warwick University, Tata Motors Design at HPL, Coventry, the manufacturing facility at Crosspoint Business Park, also in Coventry and Tata’s Prototype and Engineering Development Facilities at Gaydon.

About Jonathan Lee Recruitment
Jonathan Lee Recruitment is a leading specialist in the recruitment of permanent and contracting engineers and other professional disciplines for all types of technology-focused business. Our consultants are part of the industry, many having worked as engineers or in HR positions in engineering companies. Having developed a strong reputation as the leading specialist within the automotive industry, our expertise now covers many other sectors. Our sector insight is complemented by the HR skills needed to provide sound advice that helps companies apply the latest knowledge and tools to the delivery of long-term value through exceptional people.

About Integrate
Integrate is a sub-brand of Jonathan Lee Contracts, which has more than 32 years experience in providing the highest calibre of permanent and contract recruitment services. Using this knowledge and expertise, Integrate provides companies of all sizes with fully bespoke managed recruitment services backed up by the essential and appropriate technology solutions. As well as the supply of fully managed recruitment services, Integrate also works with hand picked partners to provide payroll and HR support, including contractor mortgage services, healthcare and pension provision among many others.

About Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc
Tata Motors European Technical Centre plc (TMETC) was founded in September 2005 to provide state-of-the-art engineering competence to Tata Motors Limited (the parent company based in India) and to the global automotive engineering industry. TMETC’s engineering team with has significant automotive engineering experience gained in Vehicle Manufacturers, Tier1 suppliers and Engineering Consultancies. With its main operation based at the International Automotive Research Centre at the University of Warwick Campus, TMETC has additional design, prototyping and manufacturing facilities within easy reach.

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