Leading used car retailer launches recruitment drive for technicians across the Midlands to fill new roles in the area


CarShop has stores in Northampton, Wolverhampton, Nottingham and Leicester

The UK’s largest omnichannel used car retailer, CarShop, has launched a major recruitment drive as it looks to bolster its team of talented technical colleagues across its stores in the Midlands.

This follows a huge period of growth for the retailer, which has gone from strength to strength this year – launching its Buy Online offering, opening four new stores, including first-of-its-kind Express stores, and creating a new brand identity as the home of good carma. In fact, between 2020 and 2021, its total sales have increased by an impressive 18% and it has taken on over 100 new colleagues.

In the last year, CarShop has grown its presence in the Midlands exponentially, going from one store in the region this time last year - CarShop Northampton - to four today. These new stores include CarShop Nottingham, which is a stone’s throw away from the city centre, CarShop Express Leicester on Blackbird Road, which offers an easier, speedier and more convenient car buying experience, and CarShop Wolverhampton in Willenhall, which only opened its doors to the public last month.

Most of the Vehicle Technician positions up for grabs are situated at the slightly longer established CarShop Nottingham which opened in December of last year and has since become a go-to place for car buyers in the East Midlands looking for a convenient and enjoyable purchasing experience.

The company holds very high standards for its technician teams across the UK, knowing that they, and the quality and safety assurance they provide, are the backbone of its whole operations and one of the many reasons customers choose to shop with CarShop.

In return, it offers a competitive salary as well as a range of employee benefits such as discounts on cars and services, discounts on high street stores, enhanced annual leave, good maternity and paternity pay, a company car scheme and various health insurance schemes.

It is also extremely quick to recognise and reward the hard work of its colleagues, which led to it being the only car company to have been named on Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work list 2021.

In fact, earlier this year, a number of its technicians were celebrated for their achievements in the Elite Technician programme which is run by CarShop’s parent company, Sytner Group. The programme, founded in 2017, goes further than any other in the sector to nurture, develop and champion its internal talent.

Mark Watson, Talent Acquisition Manager at CarShop, said:

“CarShop’s organic growth this year, supplemented by the post-pandemic surge in demand for used cars, has meant that we can now offer a huge number of opportunities to vehicle technicians of all trades across the Midlands region and I’m very proud that this is the case.

“We’re encouraging everyone interested to apply – and would especially like to hear from women, knowing how unbalanced the gender split in the technician industry is and being really keen to change that.”

Nigel Hurley, CEO at CarShop, added:

“At CarShop, we do everything we can to support, encourage, develop, celebrate, reward and ultimately retain our staff because we know it is the only way we can stay the UK’s leading omnichannel used car retailer.

“We also know that it’s because of the commitment our technicians have for their trade that our customers feel in such safe hands when they buy from CarShop – and that’s something that can never be undervalued. So, I’m really looking forward to welcoming on board some fresh faces.”

To find out more about the technical positions available at one of CarShop’s stores in the Midlands, and begin your application to become a CarShop colleague, click here: https://www.carshop.co.uk/join.