The employment status is looking very promising within the engineering sector as Honda creates 500 new jobs at its Swindon plant, as the article below reveals: The Japanese manufacturer said operations were returning to normal in the UK after production of the new Civic model was delayed by a month following the floods in Thailand. Parts shortages caused by the March earthquake in Japan had also affected production but the company said it had "turned a corner" and expected to make about 180,000 vehicles in 2012. Manabu Nishimae, Honda president for Europe, said:

"The last three years have been extremely difficult for all of Honda's European operations. We have faced many challenges beginning with the economic downturn through to the two natural disasters in Japan and Thailand. Honda will increase the number of production shifts at the plant, its largest European site, from three to four. David Cameron today welcomed the news as a "tremendous boost to the workforce, the car industry and UK manufacturing".

He said:

"Honda is contributing to a real renaissance in the UK automotive industry, we have a highly skilled workforce and we continue to be at the forefront of new technology and development. "Its success is of great importance to our economy and we are committed to do all that we can to see this vital industry grow and thrive."

Honda's workforce will reach 3,500 including the new recruits. Article source: telegraph.co.uk More Information: Jenrick Engineering is a recruitment partner for many of the leading Engineering Corporations within the UK, providing an array of contract and permanent job opportunities for engineers who operate within this sector. If you would like to  explore job opportunities in this sector, or wish to seek advice regarding recruiting contractors or permanent staff, please contact our offices at Burton on Trent (on 01283 548 121) or Crick, Northampton (on 01788 824555).