Auto Trader UK

Auto Trader UK – Why Work For Us?

Having successfully transitioned from print to digital, the Auto Trader branded website forms the core part of the group’s business; is the UK’s leading motoring website with over 11.5 million unique users per month, carrying out over 139 million searches on more than 360,000 new and used vehicles. This strong position means TMG operates the number one UK marketplace for motorists and offers unrivalled response to customers’ advertisements.

The group monetises its consumer usage principally through the sale of classified advertising to its dealer customers. It operates primarily in the UK and has a subsidiary company in Ireland.

We are the recognised route to market for vehicle dealerships in almost all of the areas in which we operate and have continued to offer market leading quality and services to our customers. We have created brands, including our digital marketing services consisting of RAZSOR, 2nd Byte and Autotrade-mail, recognised by millions of consumers and the car sellers benefit from our expanding set of tools to help them access those consumers.


It's not all about the money...

Joining Auto Trader gives you access to some amazing benefits and learning opportunities. You can design your own benefits package from day one!

Grow Your Own Career

  • Great career progression
  • Supportive environment
  • Frequent Training opportunities
  • Conferences and learning events
  • Support and Mentoring
  • Regular hacks & brownbag sessions
  • Volunteering in the Community
  • Develop valuable experience at scale!

Brilliant Benefits for all

  • 25 days holiday increasing to 28 days
  • Group Personal Pension
  • Company Funded Medical Benefit
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection Insurance
  • Medical & Eye Care Benefits
  • Season Ticket Loans
  • Shopping and Leisure Discounts
  • Free Coffee!

Pick n Mix Benefits

  • Buy/sell holidays
  • Private Medical
  • Childcare Vouchers
  • Cycle to Work
  • Dental
  • Give as you Earn
  • Critical Illness Insurance
  • Health Screening
  • Travel Insurance
  • Wine Club

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?

Great People

"You can turn to anyone and ask for help and they will help you, there isn't anyone who will turn you away"

Company Events

8-12th December

Ever fancied having your car or bike immortalised in LEGO®? From December 8-12th, we’re giving you the chance to win just that. Share a photo of your ride on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #DrivenByMe & we may just build it for you.

We're delighted to be hosting:

14th December

Manchester Girl Geeks:  Girl Geek Tea Party #47: Mince Pi (Raspberry Pi Party)

14 December 2014 from 14:00 to 16:00 (GMT)

Auto Trader, First Street, Manchester, United Kingdom


Auto Trader UK Reviews

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Auto Trader UK Chief Executive Officer Trevor Mather
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    A great company to work for

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK


    Each week is different at Auto Trader. I know that by the close of play each day, I will have seen something different or experienced a new way of thinking. I look forward to coming to work to see what I'll learn next.
    The offices are new and innovative, where else can you hold a team meeting round an Audi Quattro (its red) or be surrounded by a spiral of Mini’s!

    The people here are amazing; passionate, welcoming, friendly and live the values. Our values aren’t complex, flashy or take an hour to explain, they are clear, honest and sum up perfectly how we work together with our customers and people.
    Opportunities to grow and develop are great; you feel empowered in your role, a specialist when working in agile teams and supported when you take the next step in your career journey with Auto Trader.

    The benefits are handpicked to give you the best range available. I can pick and mix a personalised benefit portfolio based on my lifestyle choices and each year the range gets better.


    None really however it is a fast paced company.

    Positive Outlook
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Auto Trader UK Interviews

Updated Nov 26, 2014
Updated Nov 26, 2014

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Getting an Interview


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    Contractor Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at Auto Trader UK.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward process which lasted about an hour, initially they explained the role in more detail and gave some context to the team structure, then I was asked to talk through my CV picking out relevant experience, then moved on to competency based questions. Speedy feedback via recruitment agent and the people seemed friendly.

    Accepted Offer
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Auto Trader UK Awards & Accolades

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Best Automotove TV Campaign, Marketing Week Engage Award, 2014
Best Unfeatured Media Owner, IPA Media Owner Awards, 2014
Recent Updates
  • Auto Trader UK update
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    This week is Lean UX Week at Auto Trader Manchester. Here's a cheeky little photo:

  • Auto Trader UK update
    30+ days ago

    Ever fancied having your car or bike immortalised in LEGO®? From December 8-12th Auto Trader Presents: Build My Ride: Share a photo of your ride on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #DrivenByMe all this week & we may just build it out of Lego for you!

    AutoTrader Presents: Build My Ride

    Ever fancied having your car or bike immortalised in LEGO®? From December 8-12th, we're giving you the chance to win just that. Share a photo of your ride on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #DrivenByMe & we may just build it for you.


Additional Info

Headquarters Manchester, United Kingdom
Size 500 to 999 Employees
Founded 1977
Type Company - Private
Industry Business Services

Auto Trader is the UK's number one motoring digital marketplace with over 11 million monthly unique users, carrying out over 140 million searches on more than 400,000 new and used vehicles. Over 3.5 million people access Auto Trader via their mobile devices every month, through the mobile-optimised site and apps developed for iPhone, iPad, Android and Windows Phone 8.

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Mission: To be the most admired UK Digital brand

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