DESIGN SPECIALISED - We are a leading global specialist Design Agency, providing bespoke talent management solutions for the international automotive industry.
ACCREDITED KNOW-HOW - We have over 30 years of international market experience and industry knowledge, working with all the automotive design field’s leading pioneers and visionaries. Throughout our company history, we have been constantly at the forefront of innovate change and industry trends, always working to the ISO9001:2008 accreditation service standards and regulation best practice procedures.
GLOBAL REACH - With several international offices, design studios and local networks, we have access to an extensive and evolving database of automotive specialists from all corners of the globe. These are managed and developed by experienced consultants, trainers and mentors, all with in-depth know-how in servicing major blue-chip clients and maintaining long-term senior-level relationships. We have an industry approved track record of successfully supplying the best talent available to the top international leading automotive brands in the following areas:
- Conceptual/Innovation Design Leaders
- Digital specialists and Modellers
- 3D Visualisation Experts
- Class A Surfacing Specialists
- Physical Modellers and Finishers
- Specialist Craftsmen
- Packaging Design Engineers
- BIW Design Engineers
- Studio Managers/Engineers
- Project & Programme Managers
LOCAL INTEGRATION - Technicon’s success has come from strong, long-term relationships with our clients and local services and networks in place for our workforce wherever they are in the world.
We approach every individual requirement with the care, time and consideration it deserves, matching not just skills and experience, but personality and ambition. In each location, we seek to build the perfect design teams for our clients, teams with an in-depth understanding of their needs, the market they operate in, their company culture and working environment, and, of course, an up-to-date, working knowledge of all their design projects.
Our core range of services also provides organisational structure and international advice for Visa regulations, Work Permissions, Tax Registration, Compliant Insurance Cover and any other initial necessary processes at respective local authorities. We also fully cover Payroll, Accounts, Tax and National Insurance/Social Security payments and provide full account management services to ensure that every single employee, partner or associate is fully covered and working effectively while still totally compliant and protected under local and international employment legislations.
For Germany Technicon Design holds a permanent Labour Leasing Licence issued by the German Federal Employment Agency and is compliant with the Collective Agreements for the temporary work industry concluded between the employees’ association iGZ and the DGB member unions.
Our offering is designed to supply proposals and verified contacts for accommodation, as well as social activities in the periphery of the working environment, making the transition easy and smooth and ensuring a welcoming start for our personnel anywhere in the world.
Recruitment Headquarters Europe
Tel: +44 (0) 15 82 50 66 00
Fax: +44 (0) 15 82 50 66 10
Recruitment Services France
Tel: +33 (0) 130 23 45 85
Recruitment Services Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 221 984 307 00
Recruitment Services USA
Technicon Design Corp
Tel: +1 949 215 7955
Fax: +1 949 215 7970
Below are useful documents you may require additional copies of which are sent out with your contract.
A CV or Curriculum Vitae is a summary of a person's educational and professional history, usually prepared for job applications. It is sometime also called résumé.
We have created a CV template which highlights key items to include. ↓ Download our CV Template
A CV is one of the most important and convenient ways to apply for a job.
It should convey your personal details in the way that presents you in the best possible light. A CV is therefore a marketing document with which you are marketing yourself! You need to "sell" your skills, abilities, qualifications and experience to employers. You must however be truthful. Lie in your CV and it is very likely that you get found out. In many countries a CV is a legal document and has to be signed by the author to confirm that the information given is correct.
Before going into the details and aspects of CV writing, it is worthwhile to think for a moment about the recipient of the CV.
If you put yourself into the shoes of the person that will read your CV and is also a selector for a position, then important things about a successful CV will become apparent.
The recipient of your CV is likely to be short of time, may have a large number of CVs to review and is very likely to make a selection fairly quickly – therefore your CV must stand out and convince the reader:
- Your CV should contain clear, logical and relevant information that is easy to read and understand.
- The CV should be well structured, make good use of paragraphs, bullet points and highlighted sections.
- The CV should be targeted to the job you are applying for, clearly showing the relevant skills and experience you are bringing to this job.
- The information given should be informative, but also concise (do not waffle and make the CV unnecessarily long).
- The CV should be accurate in content, spelling and grammar. (This will immediately be proof of one important skill that is necessary for any job: attention to detail!)
Please note that Technicon Design is not responsible for the content accuracy of C.V.s and it is the candidate who ensures that all information is correct and truthful.
Candidates are required to ensure that their portfolios only contain images which are in the public domain, do not break any confidentiality agreements with their clients and show their own work.
What information should a CV include?
Usually these would be your name, address, date of birth (although with age discrimination laws now in force this isn't essential), telephone number, mobile number, email address, Skype address, website address if applicable and nationality. Technicon Design operates on a global scale and the nationality of applicants is very important for us to assess work permit requirements and opportunities for applicants. When supplying telephone numbers please remember to include country and area codes, which are often forgotten.
British CVs don't usually include a photograph, but in some other countries (for example France, Belgium and Germany) it is common for CVs to include photographs in the top right-hand corner (passport size). In the UK and the USA photographs are frowned upon as this may contravene equal opportunity legislation - a photograph makes it easier to reject a candidate on grounds of ethnicity, sex or age. If you include a photograph, make sure it is a head and shoulders picture of good quality and that you are dressed suitably and smile.
Technicon Design CVs that are submitted to clients do not contain photographs. We can however save photographs in our databank on your electronic file. At present provision of a photograph is not mandatory.
Summary or Personal Profile
This is an ideal way of making key information about yourself stand out and works particularly well in competitive industries. Keep this section brief but include important information about your experience, qualification and personality. This section will be the most important section to capture the interest of the reader – make it original, interesting and fitting to the job you are applying for. If this section is well written, it will encourage the reader to continue with the rest of your CV. Equally a badly written summary will put readers off, so please put plenty of thought into this section of your CV.
Education and Qualifications
Please include precise dates when you attended educational institutions, their names, places and countries. Name your degree (e.g. MA in Transportation Design) and if appropriate your grade.
Put your latest and highest qualification at the top and work downwards. If you have attended a number of educational institutions or if you have already worked for a long time, then examinations and qualifications from a long while ago may not be quite so important and could be summarized or even left out (for example if you have done a PhD it is not necessary to list all your exam grades in your GCSE courses).
Be precise and list accurate dates and names, towns and countries of your employers.
Start with the most recent work experience and work into the past.
Make sure you mention accurate job titles in each position you held. Give an accurate description of duties, responsibilities and achievements. Try to relate your skills to your job. A digital modelling job will involve design interpretation and problem solving skills as well as good Alias modelling techniques.
The use of bullet points can often make this section easier to read quickly, whilst ensuring that the reader still absorbs the key information and all information is given in a compact way.
The automotive design industry is a highly confidential industry. Make sure you do not mention anything in a CV that is of a confidential nature (and this includes code names of projects!).
In order to give a quick overview of your skills to the reader it is often advisable to list them separately as bullet point list. This is particularly important for the listing of software systems you use. It may be good to also give an indication of your proficiency in the use of a software system (but remember be honest!)
Technicon Design does not usually check references at the application stage so unless the vacancy specifically requests referees it's fine to omit this section completely if you are running short of space or to say "References are available on request."
If you are listing referees, then make sure that the contact details are correct and that those referees are actually happy to provide a reference.
If you already have reference letters from previous employers, then we are happy to receive them and will store them in our database.
Different people have different writing styles and how you write your CV is a reflection of your personality. Do not be afraid to let your personality come through in your CV. Technicon Design does not alter the wording of CVs because we recognise the importance of passing the original wording on to our clients so that they get a true impression of each applicant. There are however a few rules that are important:
- Don’t be too relaxed or informal.
- Use correct English grammar and fully formed, non-abbreviated words and sentences.
- Always run Spell Check over your CV.