CarShop announces major recruitment drive

Omnichannel used car retailer CarShop has announced a major recruitment drive to support recent growth.

CarShop now has a store presence in 15 locations UK-wide, and also has a large preparation centre in Leighton Buzzard, which prepares, maintains and reconditions over 30,000 cars per year.

The roles it is recruiting for span across most of these locations, but the highest number of vacancies can be found in Leighton Buzzard and Warrington. Positions available include vehicle technicians, MOT testers, bodyshop technicians, SMART repairers and painters.

Mark Watson, Talent Acquisition Manager at CarShop, said: “Our 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 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 onboard some fresh faces.”