Used car retailer Car shop based in Wakefield, has announced a major recruitment drive as it looks to bolster its team of talented technical colleagues.
This follows a huge period of growth for the retailer, which has gone from strength to strength this year – launching its Buy Online offering, opening four new stores, including first-of-its-kind Express stores, and creating a new brand identity as the home of good karma. In fact, between 2020 and 2021, its total sales have increased by an impressive 18% and it has taken on over 100 new colleagues.
There is a total of 21 positions available, with the vast majority of these situated on the preparation side of the business. For example, roles include vehicle technician, painter, prepper, de-prepper and SMART repairer.
The company holds very high standards for its technician teams across the UK, knowing that they, and the quality and safety assurance they provide, are the backbone of its whole operations and one of the many reason’s customers choose to shop with CarShop.
In return, it is extremely quick to recognise and reward the hard work of its colleagues, which led to it being the only car company to have been named on Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work list 2021.
In fact, earlier this year, a number of its technicians were celebrated for their achievements in the Elite Technician programme, which is run by parent company, Sytner Group. The programme, founded in 2017, goes further than any other in the sector to nurture, develop and champion its internal talent.
Lee Curtis, head of business said: “Our store’s organic growth this year, supplemented by the post-pandemic surge in demand for used cars, has meant that we can now offer a huge number of opportunities to vehicle technicians of all trades across the region and I’m very proud that this is the case.
“We’re encouraging everyone interested to apply – and would especially like to hear from women, knowing how unbalanced the gender split in the technician industry is and being really keen to change that.”
Nigel Hurley, CEO added: “We do everything we can to support, encourage, develop, celebrate, reward and ultimately retain our staff because we know it is the only way we can stay the UK’s leading omnichannel used car retailer.
“We also know that it’s because of the commitment our technicians have for their trade that our customers feel in such safe hands when they buy from us – and that’s something that can never be undervalued. So, I’m really looking forward to welcoming on board some fresh faces.”
To find out more about the technical positions available, and begin your application to become a CarShop colleague, visit www.carshop.co.uk/join