A COUNTY recruitment firm has helped dozens of new engineers begin their new roles driving low carbon and electric vehicle technology.

Stourport based Consilium Recruit has helped fill around 50 roles with Sprint Power Technology.

The engineers will help the Birmingham firm power ahead with advancements in electric vehicle and battery technology, alongisde the firm's work with Gordon Murray Design on the new T50 supercar.

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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.

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A further 50 experts are expected to fill additional roles at Sprint Power, which was founded in 2018, over the coming year at its Birmingham Business Park Headquarters.

Consilium Recruit, founded in 2001, was appointed to fill almost 100 jobs at a new £108m million research centre which will drive the UK’s automotive battery development.

The company became a preferred recruitment partner for the UK Battery Industrialisation Centre (UKBIC) in June last year

The new facility will open next year and help turn the UK into a world leader in battery design, development and manufacture for the automotive sector.

The company will help UKBIC build to a team of up to 95 professionals this year for the new government-funded centre.