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February 12, 2019

PSA Retail to recruit 1,600 new staff in 2019

PSA Retail plans to recruit 1,600 new employees in 2019, including 800 in France.

By Rhodri Morgan

PSA Retail plans to recruit 1,600 new employees in 2019, including 800 in France.

As part of the Group’s policy, PSA Retail is committed to maintaining a high percentage of jobs for young people.

Currently, 750 young people aged 16 to 23 are on the payroll through work-study contracts, representing 7% of the total workforce. Of these, 480 are based in France, accounting for 9% of local headcount.

The contracts are offered for two years to people with a French BTS vocational degree or for one year to graduates with other French vocational degrees, such as a trade baccalaureate, a CQP skills-acquisition certificate or a CAP vocational certificate.

Around 65% of these work study positions eventually lead to full-time jobs through permanent work contracts. 

PSA Retail has identified 50 areas in five major businesses: new vehicle sales, used vehicle sales, after-sales service, spare parts distribution and vehicle rental.

The top five job areas with the greatest hiring needs are new and used vehicle sales people, after-sales service advisors, mechanics, coachbuilders/painters and expert automotive diagnostics technicians.

Every new employee will be able to participate in a work/study certification programme at the PSA Retail Academy, which will help him or her to acquire or enhance the critical skills needed in their job.

The highest achievers will also be encouraged to accept cross-business and geographic mobility opportunities, including outside their home countries.

“At PSA, jobs are not just on the assembly line; there are also plenty of them in our proprietary dealerships, which are our primary interface with customers,” said PSA EVP Human Resources, IT Transformation, Digital and Real Estate, Xavier Chéreau.

“PSA Retail is an intersection where we focus a lot of our attention. It offers all sorts of possible gateways to exciting career opportunities throughout the Group.”

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