If you are considering a career in the automotive industry, then you might have thought about working at a car dealership. But what does that look like?

Working for a car retailer with a large number of dealerships like Eastern Western means entering an exciting and innovative industry, which is ever evolving to keep up with the latest technological advances. You could find yourself working with big names such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen or Lexus depending on which brands the company has dealerships with.

What types of jobs are on offer?

Perhaps you are wondering if you fit the requirements to work at a car dealership. The good news is, there are a wide range of job positions on offer across the different departments, from customer-facing to technical services. Here are just some of the career opportunities working at a car dealership might present:

Management

If you have demonstrable leadership experience, then you might be interested in applying for one of the many Management positions to be found at a car dealership. Each department has its own manager, who in turn reports to a general manager.

Sales

For those with great customer service skills and a passion for communication, working in Sales as a sales executive, or perhaps a product genius, can provide you with great opportunities for career development.

Aftersales and servicing

If you are more interested in working in Aftersales and Servicing, you might consider a position as a service advisor or a valet/driver.

Parts

Do you have excellent communication skills? Great at problem solving? Then you might consider a career in the Parts department, where you will put those talents to use keeping up with customers, while ensuring stock is stored and distributed correctly.

Administration and Finance

If you have experience in Administration and Finance, then you might find yourself maintaining cash books as an accounts assistant or a credit controller. Some of these positions will require previous experience within the automotive industry but for those who are passionate there are also Graduate Opportunities and Apprenticeships you can explore: there is no set route when it comes to working at a car dealership!

Why choose this career?

Beyond the excitement of working in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment, there are plenty of benefits to be enjoyed from working at a car dealership. From generous holiday allowance and pension schemes to staff discounts and corporate passes, the well-being of employees is a top priority.

If you have the drive and the determination, there are also great opportunities for career progression. For ambitious Sales Executives at Eastern Western, the year-long Management Acceleration Pathway (MAP) offers effective and engaging development training, providing its trainees with the skills they need to become the leaders of the future. But the growth doesn’t stop there! For existing Managers, the LEAP training programme helps guide you to the next level, resulting in a Level Three certificate from ILM in Leadership and Management.

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Calls may be monitored for quality and training purposes. Eastern Western Motor Group Ltd is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority - we are a credit broker not a lender. Our Firm Reference is 310505. Registered Office: 8 Westerton Road, East Mains Industrial Estate, Broxburn West Lothian EH52 5AU Registered in Scotland No. 14833 VAT Registration No. 269233051 We work with a number of carefully selected credit providers who may be able to offer you finance for your purchase. We are only able to offer finance products from these providers.

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