Driving the Future: The Rise of EV Development and the Growing Demand for Talent in Hungary

  • July 11th, 2023
Driving the Future: The Rise of EV Development and the Growing Demand for Talent in Hungary

The automotive industry is undergoing a massive transformation with the increasing focus on electric vehicles (EVs). Hungary, in particular, has emerged as a target for significant investments in the electric sector, paving the way for a dynamic automotive ecosystem. In this blog post, we explore the rise of electric automobile development in Hungary, the most sought-after roles in this automotive industry, and the role of recruitment agencies like RED. Recruitment in meeting the demand for top talent.

Hungary: A Hotspot for automobile Investments

Hungary's strategic location and favorable business environment have positioned it as a prime destination for giga investments in the electric sector. Global automotive giants like Tesla, Rolls-Royce, Denso, Dana, Seiren, Magna, and Bosch are recognizing Hungary's potential and making substantial investments in the country. This influx of investments is driving the development of cutting-edge EV technologies and propelling Hungary towards a greener automotive future. Companies are choosing different cities to build their manufacturing units. For eg. Magna will build a new manufacturing facility in Vecsés located in Pest county, Japanese Seiren Group has set up a new plant in Pécs. Whereas German giant Bosch has decided to extend its site in Miskolc and US-based Dana Incorporated has announced to launch two projects to expand its operation in Győr.  All these investments will create new job opportunities for highly skilled workers. Rita Szép-Tüske, HIPA’s deputy CEO, acknowledges that Hungary has become a frontrunner in electrification, attracting investments from leading OEMs like Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Opel and Suzuki and battery manufacturers.

Most Requested Roles in the Electric Vehicle Automotive Industry:

As the EV sector gains momentum, certain roles have become highly sought-after within the industry. These roles include:

  • Electrical Engineers: With the transition from internal combustion engines to electric powertrains, electrical engineers play a critical role in designing and developing the complex electrical systems of automobiles. Their expertise in areas such as power electronics, battery management, and electric motor control is in high demand.
  • Battery Technologists: Given the central role of batteries in electronic vehicles, professionals with expertise in battery technology are highly sought-after. Battery technologists focus on improving energy density, charging infrastructure, and overall battery performance, addressing crucial aspects of electric automobile development.
  • Software Developers: As automated vehicle has become increasingly connected and autonomous, software developers are integral to the industry's growth. These professionals work on developing advanced driver-assistance systems (ADAS), vehicle-to-grid integration, and other software solutions that enhance the overall experience.

In the graph, the job openings in EV Sector in Hungary for July'23 is shown below, just to give an idea of the emerging demand. 

The Future of Technical Recruitment and the Role of Recruitment Agencies:

With the automotive industry undergoing a massive conversion towards EV mobility, the demand for specialized roles connected to electric vehicles is set to skyrocket. This surge in demand, particularly for electrical engineers and other technical professionals, poses significant recruitment challenges for companies. Finding and attracting top talent becomes increasingly competitive.

This is where recruitment agencies like RED. Recruitment play a vital role. With our extensive network, market expertise, and tailored recruitment strategies, we can help companies navigate the complex talent landscape, identify qualified candidates, and facilitate efficient hiring processes. In the electronic automotive industry, where finding new talents, especially electrical engineers, can be tough, trusting us becomes a wise choice for an effective recruitment strategy.

RED. Recruitment: Your Trusted Recruitment Partner

RED. Recruitment has established itself as one of the leading recruitment agencies in the region, specializing in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) area. With our experience in various sectors, including automotive development, RED. Recruitment understands the unique demands of the industry. Our comprehensive recruitment solutions, customized approach, and focus on finding the right talent make us a trusted partner for companies seeking to build exceptional EV teams. Are you an automotive company looking to navigate the evolving electronic automotive landscape in Hungary? Are you an electrical engineer or a technical professional seeking exciting opportunities in the electric sector? Contact RED. Recruitment today. With their expertise in technical recruitment and commitment to client satisfaction, RED. Recruitment can connect you with the right talent or help you find your dream role. Together, we can drive the automotive industry forward and create a sustainable and innovative automotive sector.