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Auto Trader UK Overview

Manchester, England
501 to 1000 employees
1977
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

  • CEO Trevor Mather introduces the six company values that guide our culture and make us one of the most admired digital businesses in the UK.
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  • Roll up, roll up, the Auto Trader Circus is coming to town! In just 3 weeks, we'll be joining Manchester's biggest celebration of love and acceptance and we invite you to join us!
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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 six 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:

Community-minded – we look after each other and think of others before ourselves. We respect diversity and advocate inclusion. We make a difference to the communities around us.

Courageous – we are bold in our thinking and overcome our fears. We challenge the conventional and run towards and embrace change.

Curious – we question why and search for a better way of doing things. We ask questions, actively listen and we are always learning.

Determined – we have the conviction to do the right thing. We have stamina, resilience and roll our sleeves up to get the job done. We are passionate about our customers.

Humble – we are open, honest and approachable. We recognise success in others and ourselves. We admit and learn from our mistakes

Reliable – we focus on the outcome and if we say we’re going to do something, we do it. Our work ethic is strong, and we perform under pressure.

Core benefits

  • 25 days holiday increasing to 28 days – after five years of service
  • Group personal pension – you contribute 3% and we contribute 5% of your salary
  • Free healthcare options – choose between Bupa Private Healthcare for you and Simply Health Cash plan for you and your dependents
  • Life assurance – Four times your salary for your beneficiaries (or you can buy even more)
  • Income protection insurance – a group policy that can secure some of your income
  • Employee assistance – 24-hour support and advice

 Flexible benefits

  • Maternity, paternity, and adoption leave – enhanced pay
  • Buy/sell holidays – buy up to five days and sell up to five to spend on other benefits
  • 3 ways to get to work – cycle to work (12-month lease agreement), discounted car parking in Manchester, season ticket loan (pay for your ticket over a 12-month period)
  • Give as you earn – donate from your gross salary so your gift goes further
  • Auto Trader discounts – across a wide variety of retailers

We expect people who join us to be proactive with their own career and here are some of the ways we help you take your career to the next level: 

  • Supportive environment – we encourage you to experiment, learn and grow
  • Masterclasses – focusing on communication, leadership, team building, planning and organisation
  • Conferences - attend some of the best conferences in the industry to not only aid your development, we just ask that you bring what you have learnt and share it with your colleagues! 
  • Mentoring - we have an active mentor network to support your own development, and for you to support others
  • Volunteering in the community – two paid working days a year to give something back

We also have a number of employee-led guilds that focus on accessibility, diversity and inclusion, and community engagement. These provide fantastic opportunities to shape the Auto Trader culture as well as to develop your own skills and experience.

Our six 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:

  • Community-minded – we look after each other and think of others before ourselves. We respect diversity and advocate inclusion. We make a difference to the communities around us 
  • Courageous – we are bold in our thinking and overcome our fears. We challenge the conventional and run towards and embrace change
  • Curious – we question why and search for a better way of doing things. We ask questions, actively listen and we are always learning
  • Determined – we have the conviction to do the right thing. We have stamina, resilience and roll our sleeves up to get the job done. We are passionate about our customers
  • Humble – we are open, honest and approachable. We recognise success in others and ourselves. We admit and learn from our mistakes
  • Reliable – we focus on the outcome and if we say we’re going to do something, we do it. Our work ethic is strong, and we perform under pressure

 






Auto Trader sits across the technology, automotive and advertising industries and is a major consumer brand. We are:
  • Data-led: Data, and the insight derived from it, power everything that we do from new products and development to enhancements to search and advertising. Our colleagues are organised into high-performing, data-oriented squads to ensure we are agile and quick to respond to change.
  • Inclusive: Ensuring Auto Trader is a diverse, inclusive and conscious employer that contributes positively to its communities is a key strategic priority for our business.
  • One team: We have built a simple, lean and relatively flat-structured organisation, and we value our people and their opinions. We host an annual employee conference to share ideas, bringing colleagues together from Manchester, London and those based in the field around the UK.

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

For a list of all our events please visit www.autotrader.co.uk/jobs 

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

    Pros

    A fantastic brand and the opportunity to work alongside some of the most talented people I have ever come across. Working for Auto Trader, you feel part of something special from day one. I feel lucky to have found this business. The pace is crazy and every day is different but boring, it ain't. There is lots of opportunity to develop and a brilliantly supportive environment to grow in. It's refreshing to be in an environment where you very quickly grow to trust the leadership team and their decisions.

    Cons

    There aren't any. The pace takes some getting used to but it's only a 'con' if you're not up for the challenge.

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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

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    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at Auto Trader UK (Manchester, England) in May 2018.

    Interview

    Fantastically well organised, really friendly people that instantly make you feel comfortable and like you would want to work there, informal atmosphere but that doesn't mean it's a walk in the park, the focus is rightly on the companies values and what it will take to be part of a successful future at auto trader.

    Interview Questions

    • The companies values play a leading role in all parts of the assessment process.   1 Answer
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Auto Trader UK Awards & Accolades

  • Sales Team of the Year (Bronze), British Media Awards, 2015
  • Lord Mayor's Award, Manchester Pride, 2016
  • The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies To Work For, Sunday Times Best Companies, 2017
  • Sunday Times Top 100 Companies, Best Companies, 2018
  • Best Commercial Float 2018, Manchester Pride, 2018
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