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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    Great culture and place to work!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Graduate Developer in Manchester, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Graduate Developer in Manchester, England (UK)

    I have been working at Auto Trader UK

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO


    Very relaxed, open and supportive culture, and it's great you're trusted to get on with your work and to get the job done. Plenty of freedom - if you want to set up an event or interested in changing something, its easy for anyone to organise and get support doing this. Lots of support for career development with courses, mentoring, personal development plans, and lots of internal and external events to get involved in. Developing software in a culture where Agile and XP really is embraced is great, and great to be in an environment where we really push for best practices and innovation constantly.


    Lots of changes and restructuring happening at all levels, its a bit disorientating and difficult to keep track of what's going on but hopefully that'll settle down as we settle into being a public company. Also our canteen in the Manchester office is really not great and overpriced.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and keep listening to your staff. And subsidise the canteen ;)

Auto Trader UK Interviews

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    Python Developer Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England (UK)
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    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at Auto Trader UK (Manchester, England (UK)) in June 2015.


    I applied online for a position in the Manchester office working as a python developer. Autotrader contacted me very quickly to arrange an interview, much faster than any other job I have applied for. The interview involved a technical test in the form of a pair programming exercise, followed by a personal interview to discuss my past education and employment and my suitability for the role. Additionally I was shown around their incredible offices!

    Throughout the interview I was made to feel comfortable and as though I was respected. The questions were searching without being too invasive and really got to the heart of why I wanted to work there and what skills I could bring to the table.

    While I did not get the role (I was looking for something more mathematically involved, and the role did not have as much maths as I would have liked. This was picked up on by my interviewers.) I left feeling positive about autotrader and how they deal with prospective employees. Unusually, I was offered feedback immediately on being rejected, which is a refreshing change from chasing companies for this info.

    Overall, applying to work at autotrader was a refreshing change to the usual process. I would recommend them to anyone.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were the leader of a team and how you managed this responsibility?   Answer Question

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
Sales Team of the Year (Bronze), British Media Awards, 2015
Brand Republic Digital Awards (Sales Team of the Year), Brand Republic Digital, 2015
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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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    30+ days ago

    We are delighted to announce that we are the venue sponsor of this years BarCamp Manchester. To find out more and get involved visit:

    Venue Sponsor - Auto Trader

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