Re-work and WIP Department


Within Re-work and WIP departments, Apex Engineering services can provide support across many areas:

Electrical – Rewiring, installation of parts, diagnostics and rectification
Mechanical – Replacement of components, mechanical diagnostics and rectification, road testing
Trim – Full assessment of interior and exterior trim – replacement, rectification and conversion (can be market specific)
Bodywork – Full body and paint appraisal, paint and panel rectification, quality inspection and full sign off

Case Study:

Client Objectives:


For this assignment, a newer division within this Automotive OEM reached out to us to support their transition from a day shift to alternate shift hours. Essentially, they were doubling their core workshop team. They had an urgent need for a contract workforce to support with their increased targets and re-work.

The site Manager required 11 additional contracting staff to the existing permanent workforce to enable the department to ensure the delivery of re-work and WIP work on ex show and event vehicles to bring them up to a saleable standard for customers around the world. Additionally, providing them with event support around the world. They often send a team out to work on a set number of vehicles rather then returning the vehicles to the UK.

Service Levels:


As an agency, we are renowned for building and nurturing relationships with clients by staying acutely aware of the client’s business needs and having the unique ability to be flexible with these changes.

In nurturing such a relationship, we have been able to ensure continuity of service with our client resulting in a lack of business interruption. Our client has a dedicated team of Apex professionals supporting their account with a full understanding of job specifications and categories. Due to our ability of identifying the highest quality of candidates for the roles our client has maintained low attrition rates of personnel. Furthermore, our ability to uphold the supply of high volumes of staff with exceptional quality against stringent deadlines has further cemented our position as trusted and respected advisor to the client.

As always, this project was treated with the high standards and practices which we set and adhere to. On receiving our objectives and project deadlines for this assignment, we compiled a strategic recruitment plan outlining our strengths, network and capability in the niche area of our client. In doing so, we once again successfully met and exceeded all goals and expectations.

How we demonstrated this:

  • Our ability to source ‘hard to find’ candidates in a difficult market, through networking, headhunting and a mix of traditional and innovative sourcing approaches
  • Our strong relationships with the business/hiring managers and the in-house recruitment team
  • Apex’s existing in-depth knowledge of their business, culture and brand values
  • Our candidate experience policy, with specific emphasis on the promotion of the client organisation

We also demonstrated our ability to supply the right people, with the right skills, at the right time, by delivering on their requirements throughout the application process. Through consistent, clear and concise communication they successfully filled all roles, and delivered strong, qualified candidates for the contracting roles available.

Following Apex's successful appointment of contractors, we continue to share an enviable client relationship with the internal recruitment team and both organisations enjoy a mutually beneficial partnership.

The Results: 

  • Apex received excellent feedback from the client on meeting their requirements on time
  • Apex continues to provide support to multiple areas of the business
  • Apex continue to offer on-site support for our contractors on a weekly or fortnightly basis

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