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Here come the girls to sort things out...

Press Release: January 06, 2010

But women might be missing a trick here, thinks Steph, because a job in a good independent garage or franchised car dealership can offer excellent prospects for females who are willing to work hard, learn new skills and stand up and be counted in what is often a male-oriented workplace to begin with.

In a nutshell there is no real reason why a job in the UK motor industry shouldn't be as popular with women as one in fashion or beauty for example, especially now that the motor industry is serious about providing a female friendly working environment and there is extra funding for training to help more women climb the career ladder.

Steph's experience is that the recession has encouraged a growing number of leading garages and dealerships to commit to making their businesses more female friendly in future and those that are planning to recruit in 2010 recognise that female staff could help them do a better job for women customers.

Steph's message to women who are looking for a job in 2010 is a simple one.

Don't ignore motor industry job vacancies simply because you think that men rule the roost here. Times are changing fast and there will be interesting job vacancies and training opportunities that are equally available for women in this industry just as soon as the UK economy starts to recover.

In summary, if you are female and looking for your first job or one that is more fulfilling for the future, Steph is suggesting you consider a career in the motor industry and do your bit to make this a more friendly place for female customers and staff alike in future.

To find out who the female friendly garages and dealerships are in your area, visit the foxychoice.com website and then contact the businesses direct to register your interest in a specific job area in future. Whilst they may not have any immediate vacancies, they will record your interest and get in touch if the situation changes in future.

Alternatively you can find out more about the many different jobs in retail by visiting the Institute of the Motor Industry website and checking out the various learning and apprentice schemes that exist.

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About the UK motor industry
The motor industry includes car manufacturers, new car dealerships and showrooms, used car dealers, independent garages, fast fit businesses, specialist car repairers, mobile services and a wealth of local businesses providing parts and specialist services to literally keep our car wheels turning.

These businesses look after the needs of some 15m women drivers in the UK who shop around for new cars and need reliable businesses to carry out their MOTs, car servicing and repairs. Whilst many women dislike visiting garages and dealerships where they often feel intimidated this is a service gap that represents a
business opportunity for those that commit to female friendly standards and employ female staff to reassure women in future.

Notes to editors

For more information, please contact:

Steph SavillSteph Savill

Tel: 01903 87998801903 879988

Email: steph@foxyladydrivers.comsteph@foxyladydrivers.com

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