PSA Retail Plans to Hire 1,600 People in 2019

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  • 1,600 job
    openings
    (11 countries in Europe)
  • A bold commitment to hiring young people
  • A broad range of attractive jobs and trade certification career
    paths for everyone
  • Innovation & investment in the energy transition

RUEIL-MALMAISON, France–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Regulatory News:

Groupe PSA (Paris:UG):

1,600 job openings in Europe

To meet the ambitious objectives set in its medium-term plan, PSA
Retail, Groupe PSA’s automotive distribution division, plans to hire
1,600 new employees in 2019 alone, including 800 in France.

PSA Retail has made equal opportunity and gender balance in its
front-line jobs a cornerstone of its employment policy. All of its sales
and technical job offers
are therefore open to any applicant, as
long as they are suitably qualified and share PSA Retail’s passion for
superior customer service, which is also its defining purpose.

A bold commitment to hiring young people

As part of the Group’s assertive 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 payroll under work-study contracts,
representing 7% of the total workforce. Of these, 480 are based in
France, accounting for 9% of local headcount.

These 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
under permanent work contracts.

In this way, PSA Retail acts as a talent incubator and a training
centre, whose high placement rate attests to its quality and appeal.

A broad range of attractive jobs and trade certification career paths
for everyone

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

The top five job families 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.

Innovation & investment in the energy transition

When it comes to innovating to deliver a more seamless, more efficient
customer journey, PSA Retail acts like a start-up. For example, it has
taken the lead in using video to improve the after-sales experience (Video
Check by PSA Retail
) and in extending opening hours, with the
development of a self-reception
system now being trialled before wider roll-out.

Innovation also means supporting the energy transition, which will see
Groupe PSA bring seven electric vehicles and eight plug-in hybrids to
market by the end of 2021. Over the period, PSA Retail plans to deploy a
capital programme to install charging stations and special technical
equipment across its dealership network and a training and certification
programme to prepare its sales and technical teams to offer customers
the finest quality of service.

Xavier Chéreau, Groupe PSA Executive Vice President, Human Resources,
IT Transformation, Digital and Real Estate, said:

“At
Groupe 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. 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.”

About PSA Retail: PSA
Retail
is the carmaker-owned
automotive distribution group
of Groupe PSA. The
second-largest automotive distribution group in Europe, it has a staff
of 10,180 professionals. In 2017, PSA Retail sold 508,000 new and
second-hand vehicles in 11 countries via 277 plants and outlets,
generated revenue of €7.7 billion, delivered 4.7 million hours of
after-sales service and sold €1.4 billion in spare parts.

About Groupe PSA: Groupe PSA designs unique automotive
experiences and delivers mobility solutions to meet all customer
expectations. The Group has five car brands,
Peugeot,
Citroën,
DS,
Opel
and
Vauxhall,
and provides a wide array of mobility and smart services under the
Free2Move
brand. Its ‘Push to Pass’ strategic plan represents a first step towards
the achievement of the Group’s vision to be “a global
carmaker
with cutting-edge efficiency and a leading mobility provider sustaining
lifetime customer relationships”. An early innovator in the field of
autonomous
and connected cars, Groupe PSA is also involved in financing
activities
through Banque
PSA Finance
and in automotive
equipment
via Faurecia.
Find out more at groupe-psa.com/en.

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Contacts

Media contact:
PSA Retail
Marc Bocqué, +33 6
80 21 87 03

marc.bocque@mpsa.com