Warwickshire recruitment firm powers ahead with 100 new engineering roles

Richie Frost, CEO of Sprint Power Ltd and Steve Doyle of Consilium Recruit.

A recruitment partnership has seen dozens of engineers beginning new roles at a Birmingham automotive firm which is driving innovations in low carbon and electric vehicle technology.

Around 50 specialist engineers have started with Sprint Power Technology after being signed up by Warwickshire-based recruitment partners, Consilium Recruit.

A further 50 experts are expected to fill additional roles at Sprint Power over the coming year as the company forges ahead with advancements in EV and battery technology, alongside the Birmingham firm’s multimillion-pound partnership with Gordon Murray Design on the pioneering T50 supercar.

Sprint Power, based on Birmingham Business Park, was founded in 2018 and partnered with Consilium Recruit last Spring with the firm put in charge of sourcing Sprint’s engineers.

Steve Doyle, director at Consilium Recruit, said: “We’re the leading electric vehicle and battery technology recruiter in the UK so we’ve been ideally placed to help Sprint Power during their period of rapid growth and development.

“Their work to develop the essential technologies on some of the most prestigious hyper cars is hugely exciting. It is also technology which will ultimately help more people to travel in an environmentally sustainable way, through the power of low-carbon, electric vehicles.

“This innovation requires the very best engineers and experts in battery powered transport. However, there is a national shortage of skills in this area and Sprint Power needed our help in finding the right people to drive their plans forward.”

The contract is the latest in a string of good news for Consilium. Last summer saw the firm appointed as an official recruitment partner for the UKBIC research centre in Coventry – a £128m facility which will drive the UK’s automotive battery development strategy.

Headquartered in Stratford-upon-Avon, Consilium Recruit was formed in 2001. The firm also has an office in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire.