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Auto Trader UK Overview

Manchester, England
501 to 1000 employees
Company - Public
Business Service
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Auto Trader Group plc. is a 100% digital business having successfully completed the transition from a print title in 2013.
Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and operates the UK’s largest digital automotive ... Read more

Mission: Auto Trader has a clear focus on maintaining our market position as the UK and Ireland’s leading digital automotive marketplace for buying and selling vehicles. Accordingly, we aim to improve the process of buying and selling vehicles through the application of digital ... Read more

Company Updates

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

  • We take the pledge #ComeOutForLGBT & make a stand for equality with Stonewall

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Auto Trader UK – Why Work For Us?

Auto Trader Group plc is the UK and Ireland’s largest digital automotive marketplace. Auto Trader sits at the heart of the UK’s vehicle buying process and its primary activity is to help vehicle retailers compete effectively on the marketplace in order to sell more vehicles, faster. Auto Trader listed on the London Stock Exchange in March 2015 and is now a member of the FTSE 250 Index.

The marketplace brings together the largest and most engaged consumer audience. Auto Trader has over 90% prompted brand awareness and attracts circa 48 million cross platform visits each month, with circa 70% of visits coming through mobile devices. More than 80% of all time spent on automotive classified sites is spent on Auto Trader.

Trevor Mather, CEO has focused transformation activity to achieve a leaner, highly agile and innovative organisation with a values based culture;

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
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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 Photos

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Auto Trader UK Interviews



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Getting an Interview





    Professional Java Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester City Centre, England
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at Auto Trader UK (Manchester City Centre, England) in October 2017.


    Initial phone screen, then one onsite full day of interviews. First onsite interview was a pair programming exercise, then they'll let you know if they'd like to continue the day depending on how you performed in that first interview. Then if successful, you'll proceed onto the competency/values based interview, where the format was questions like "tell me about a time where...", all revolving around their company values. Then you'll have some lunch and be invited to spend some time with one of their 'squads', which is great and very original. All companies should really allow every interviewer to spend time with their prospective new team so that they can really see if they'd like to work there! After this, you'll have a final chat with a more senior leader in the company.

    Interview Questions

    • All competency questions revolving around their values; Be Humble, Be Reliable, Be Curious, Be Inspirational, Be Determined.   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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