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Auto Trader UK Overview

Manchester, England
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
Advertising & Marketing
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We believe that there’s nothing more important than trust and transparency in today’s automotive marketplace. A transparent market makes car buying fair, inherently generating trust and building better relationships.

We do this by ... Read more

Mission: With over 9 million monthly visitors searching and viewing around half a million adverts from almost 14,000 retailers, we work with a huge amount of data. Through the evolution of our digital platforms and data products, we continue to make the car buying process easier for our ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Our Manchester headquarters has been named one of the top 10 most inspired places in the North! We are delighted!

    Inspired Spaces North 2017: The Winner and Top 10 revealed

    The Inspired Spaces North initiative, in association with Active Profile and Prolific North, was backed by headline partner Capital & Centric and supporting partners Brabners, Zut Media, Sheila Bird Group and GVA.

  • 91% of our colleagues told us how they feel about working here, and as a result we donated £5,000 to Forever Manchester

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Auto Trader UK – Why Work For Us?

90% of our team are proud to work at Auto Trader. What more can we say? If you do want to know more about why, here’s a great place to start.

Our five values are important to us, not just because they got us where we are today but because they underpin everything we do, from recruitment, career development, recognition through to the delivery of our products and services.

They’re designed to be practical and achievable and lived by every day. Here’s our definition and what they mean to us:

  • Be determined – be passionate about our customers. Have stamina and resilience. Have courage to do the right thing. Roll your sleeves up to get the job done.
  • Be humble – be open, honest and approachable. Treat people fairly. Seek and value diversity. Admit and learn from mistakes.
  • Be curious – look for a better way. Always learn. Stay flexible and adaptive. Challenge conventional thinking.
  • Be reliable – always do what you say you'll do. Be outcome-oriented. Perform under pressure. Have a strong work ethic.
  • Be inspirational – explain why, not just what to do. Provide clarity of direction. Always strive for better. Engage people to deliver.

We have been listed in the Top 25 UK Employers 2015 for Pay and Benefits by Glassdoor.

Below are just a few of the incredible benefits that we offer to our awesome employees. 

  • Conferences and Learning Events – keeping you in touch with the latest thinking
  • Support and Mentoring – from colleagues at every level of the business
  • Regular Hacks and Brownbag sessions – pooling our talent, having fun
  • Volunteering in the Community – two paid working days a year to give something back
  • Free Coffee and Fruit
  • Group Personal Pension– You contribute 3% and we contribute 5% of your salary with NI savings on offer
  • Company Funded Medical Benefit– for everyday costs and treatments
  • Season Ticket Loans – pay for your ticket over a 12-month period
  • Shopping and Leisure Discounts –gyms, retailers and more
  • Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Leave– Enhanced pay during parental leave

  • Childcare Vouchers– tax benefits for parents with children under 15
  • 25 Days Holiday Increasing to 28 Days– after 5 years of service
  • Buy/Sell Holidays– buy up to 5 days and sell up to 5 to get other benefits
  • Cycle to Work– 12-month lease agreement with Evans Cycles
  • Car Parking in Manchester– Get discounted parking and make tax and NI savings
  • Dental– a number of levels for you and your dependents
  • Give as you Earn– donate from your gross salary so your gift goes further
  • Health Screening– claim £200 of assessment cover through our cash plan
  • Employee Assistance – 24 hour support and advice
  • Wine Club– discount booze to your door every month

Our Values

This is what we really care about, do our values match yours?

  • Be Determined

    We are determined to take this business to it's full potential, and beyond!

  • Be Reliable

    AutoTrader has been serving it's customers for 37 years, they can rely on us being here for another 37 years at least.

  • Be Curious

    To be successful, we need to feel free to ask questions and try things out, even if we make mistakes.

  • Be Inspirational

    We are courageous and inspirational to our people, customers and the whole industry

  • Be Humble

    We are all about serving our customers, consumers and of course each other.

We are always looking to hire amazing people. Could you be one of them?

The "AT Way" from Auto Trader Life on Vimeo.

We sponsor, host and attend a series of exciting events all year round

For a list of all our events please visit 

Auto Trader UK Reviews

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Auto Trader UK Chief Executive Officer Trevor Mather
Trevor Mather
159 Ratings
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    "Really glad I joined!"

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    Current Employee - Java Developer in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Java Developer in Manchester, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (More than a year)


    The people and culture are great - it’s a very collaborative environment, plenty of opportunity to meet many interesting and passionate people. And it’s not all about work, there’s plenty of fun.

    It’s not just all about cars - I was a bit apprehensive as someone who is not much of a car lover, but it’s not just full of die hard car enthusiasts and I find the work really interesting.

    I enjoy the fast pace of work at AutoTrader - there’s certainly no time for boredom here. But at the same time, I think there’s a very good work-life balance - you won’t see people working at the office until late and I never feel pressured to do so.


    Trying to do too much sometimes!

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that people feel rewarded for all the hard work that’s put in.

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Auto Trader UK Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Auto Trader UK (Manchester, England) in December 2017.


    Online application form, telephone interview, assessment day, 1-1 interview. The process lasted 4-5 weeks in total. It was challenging and a thorough process, but gives a real opportunity to delve into what you can bring to the role. The interviewers and HR were genuinely friendly and extremely professional.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you worked under pressure to achieve a goal.   Answer Question
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Auto Trader UK Awards & Accolades

  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, Sunday Times Best Companies, 2017
  • Lord Mayor's Award, Manchester Pride, 2016
  • Sales Team of the Year (Bronze), British Media Awards, 2015
  • Brand Republic Digital Awards(Sales Team of the Year), Brand Republic Digital, 2015
  • Best Auto Finance Brand(United Kingdom), Global Brands Magazine, 2015
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