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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

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  • We've launched our new career framework based on feedback from our Employee Engagement Survey. Interactive workshops were designed to spark a conversation about our colleagues career development and to help them discover how they can shape their own

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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
  • £1,000 Bonus- when you return from Maternity, Paternity or Adoption 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 

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    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time


    Great working environment and inspirational colleagues. Can do attitude from your co-workers means things get done very quickly.
    Strong focus on diversity in the workplace and supportive management.
    High expectations and standards


    Extremely fast paced, you'll be expected to spin a lot of plates and take responsibility for your work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on supporting staff and listen to their views and opinions.
    Possibly give better career path options in largely flat management structure.

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Auto Trader UK Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
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    Average Interview


    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at Auto Trader UK (Manchester, England) in September 2016.


    The telephone interview is pretty straight forward in gauging your skill-set and why you actually want the role in the first place. If you’re successful, you are then invited to an Assessment Day.
    This part of the interview process takes 5 ½ hours in total. You face a panel of 4 people from and are given some exercises to complete: face-to-face interview, a timed paper/IT test and then the group exercise. The interview part of the process is the most straight forward, however, the paper/IT exercises were fraught with spelling mistakes and repeated information – some of which was sent out to each candidate prior to the Assessment Day as part of the information pack. Considering that one of the key aspects of the role is accuracy – this isn’t a good start! The final part of the Assessment is the group exercise – which was tantamount to being thrown into a bear pit along with the other candidates vying to be the best heard! Everyone wants the job – sure, but the looks of desperation around the table along with candidate’s anxiety and the need to blurt out anything, as long as it looks as though they’re making a valid contribution – makes it uncomfortable viewing let alone being a part of. By this stage I’d lost all interest in the role. Not a great way to get the best candidates – unless you want someone who can say all the right things, but not necessarily be able to put them into action.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me of an instance where you've made a mistake? What is was and how did you rectify the situation?   1 Answer
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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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