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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

  • We are DELIGHTED to have been named one of The Times Top 100 @BestCompanies to work for in 2018! We've jumped to number 32 on the list from 69 in 2017 and it's all down to our incredible employees! #bestcompanies2018 #autotraderlife

  • We had a blast yesterday at the Manchester Digital Talent day. We were sharing the love for Valentines Day and spoke to some super students about our Graduate and Apprentices opportunities.

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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
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165 Ratings
  • "Great place to be"

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Account Manager in Manchester, England
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK full-time (More than 5 years)


    No day is ever the same and that’s what I love about this place. At times it’s fast, very fast so you need to have an agile mindset but it keeps me on my toes and that’s what coming to work is all about to me


    Working remotely does have its benefits but sometimes feel excluded from what is happening in Manchester office

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Auto Trader UK Photos

Auto Trader UK photo of: The AT women’s network held a coaching and mentoring workshop yesterday. Colleagues from across the business got together to hear practical advice on making the most out of our mentor community.
Auto Trader UK photo of: For #internationalwomensday on the 8th March & in celebration of the theme #pressforprogress we’re giving away books celebrating women who had a significant impact over the years.
Auto Trader UK photo of: These LGBT inspired land yards went like hot cakes when they first arrived at the office!
Auto Trader UK photo of: In 2017 153 of our colleagues spent time with local communities local to where we live and work. Making a difference is very important to us.
Auto Trader UK photo of: In February we celebrated LGBT history month. One lucky person was the winner of these amazing books from our social media competition!
Auto Trader UK photo of: Throwback Thursday to when Project Health just us for our well being day!
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Auto Trader UK Interviews



Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview





    Account Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Manchester, England
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview


    I applied in-person. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at Auto Trader UK (Manchester, England) in January 2018.


    Quite a long interview process which is not particularly efficient:
    - initial call with a recruiter on experience - lasted about 1.5 hours
    - first face to face interview with 2 of the team leaders: presentation, role play, another interview on experience and an interview with a fellow account manager. For me this was the best part of the process because it really shows the preparation and motivation of the individual. It lasted about 4 hours
    - numerical reasoning and personality test - that part was a bit strange, never had it before in an interview process but fair enough. It went fairly well but make sure you prepare really, really well for the numerical reasoning test as it’s not easy. For the personality test there’s not much preparation needed, just honest answers
    - second face to face interview, this time with one of the directors- positive experience, we went through the results of the personality test and she also gave an explanation of the department structure. Again experience related questions. It was just an hour.
    - last face to face interview with another team leader and shadowing a fellow account manager. Overall it lasted about 2 hours.

    At the end I received no offer and feedback that my commercial knowledge and experience were not good enough. Overall, I was a bit disappointed to have gone through all of these stages and at the end to get feedback which relates to probably the most important skill for any account manager. If they had doubts about that, then they shouldn’t have invited me for a second interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when you thought of a new process which was new and different   Answer Question
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Auto Trader UK Awards & Accolades

  • Best Automotove TV Campaign, Marketing Week Engage Award, 2014
  • Best Unfeatured Media Owner, IPA Media Owner Awards, 2014
  • 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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