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The Independent Automotive Aftermarket Federation

AP Air Europe broadens scope in recruitment process

Date: Wednesday 12 May 2021

Agricultural air conditioning distributor, AP Air Europe, is utilising talent from engineering and automotive aftermarket recruitment specialist Glen Callum Associates (GCA) to make key recruitment decisions within the business.

The skills shortage means that finding the right people from a limited talent pool can be challenging. GCA is therefore working with businesses across a number of sectors including automotive, agricultural, engineering and industrial to broaden their recruitment reach and utilise talent and transferable skills from complementary markets.

As a result, GCA is also helping businesses diversify their product and service offerings to reach new customers in other sectors.

Many companies are already reaping the benefits of this streamlined recruitment strategy, including AP Air who has enlisted the services of GCA to recruit its European sales manager and a product manager.

The distributor specialises in supplying air conditioning parts for agricultural and industrial vehicles.

Managing director and former mechanic, Ian Beswick (pictured), set up the business in 2010 and is very familiar with the automotive industry:

“Recruitment is often a challenge when done by yourself, but we’re benefitting from Glen Callum’s reach in bringing in people who have a pedigree and expertise in other sectors that can be easily translated into the agricultural sector.
“As we grow, our business needs more systems and structure, so we turned to GCA to fill this crucial task of bringing in the right people to manage the growth within the business.”

GCA has been at the cutting edge of specialist recruitment for the past two decades and adopts a forward-thinking approach, assessing current demand and potential opportunities that will be of benefit for businesses across a number of sectors.

Glen Shepherd, GCA director explains:

“Many industries are undergoing substantial change and through our experience we’re able to go further and help customers diversify and translate their expertise into other areas. There are real opportunities for companies in the automotive industry to successfully grow their business through an effective recruitment process that involves reaching into other sectors.”

GCA can help businesses with this recruitment process and has recently launched a number of new additional services, at no extra cost. These include virtual video platforms to view bite-sized videos of candidates, hosting online videos for businesses, independent testing and candidate profiling, advice on hiring and interviewing in COVID-19, top tips for re-structuring and adapting the business and updates on the latest news from the industry.

The GCA highly experienced recruitment team are leaders in their field specialising in jobs within the automotive aftermarket, engineering and industrial sectors.

Its range of jobs include Senior Executive / Directorship, Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Distribution, Product Management, Technical, IT, Branch Manager, Dealership and Operational roles.

For more information on Glen Callum Associates, please visit