EU Key Facts

EU workforce

The UK’s membership of the European Union provides UK automotive with access to a mobile EU workforce enabling the transfer of knowledge and skills.

  • Access to a mobile UK and EU workforce allows manufacturers to research, design, engineer and produce vehicles from the ground up here in the UK.
  • Free movement of labour helps broaden expertise and provide opportunities for UK engineers, through participation in collaborative EU automotive projects.
  • The UK automotive industry faces a projected skills shortage and is investing millions of pounds in domestic engineering expertise. To supplement this home-grown talent, the industry is able to freely access experts and specialists from across the EU, increasing its international competitiveness.

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