How Mission Automotive is filling the automotive industry’s recruitment gap

“Many members of the armed forces are very familiar with high voltage,” he says, “and I mean even in the range up to 1100 volts, because military equipment, like tank turrets, processing units ground jets and radars, are already using them.”

Historically, Lotus has employed a trickle of ex-forces members, as its location in Norfolk is shared with many military airbases.

Today, Corinna Fletcher, Head of Organizational Development, estimates that around 50 veterans work at Lotus out of a workforce of 1,700, and that number is expected to grow, given that there are 168 open positions, including at least 30 in engineering plus IT, logistics and computer systems.

“We have great opportunities for veterans and see great value in recruiting former members of the forces with years of experience and training already under their belts,” she said.

Morgan has long been a supporter of Mission Motorsport, having built a manually operated Morgan Plus 4 for the first RoR, and he’s recruiting now as production of the new three-wheeled Super 3 ramps up.

In fact, Mission Motorsport riders racked up the test miles at Millbrook as part of the Super 3 development program.

In addition to manufacturer involvement, the Department of Defense has a department that helps place ex-military personnel in civilian street jobs.