Responsibility

Our industries

Our people, culture and environment strategy extends to ensuring we support the wider technology, automotive, advertising and creative industries

Making a difference to our industry

We constantly look at ways we can make a positive contribution to our industries; whether that’s developing the next generation of talent, sharing best practice advice with our retailer customers through masterclasses and industry events, or encouraging our teams and partners to operate in a transparent, progressive and diverse manner.

Developing talent

One of the most critical challenges for both the technology and automotive industries is ensuring we develop diverse teams of young people with the right skills to lead us into the future.

To encourage the next generation of technology and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) talent, we partner with a wide range of local education organisations from primary schools to universities:

  • We work with Manchester Digital on their Apprenticeship Scheme and have welcomed apprentices into the business for the last two years.
  • We work with local universities and schools to host experience days in our offices, running mock interviews and giving talks to introduce students to careers in digital.
  • We run ‘Code Clubs’ in local primary schools to teach young children how to code.
  • We continue to offer a Phd scholarship and two summer project grants for Data Science students from the University of Manchester.
  • A number of our colleagues are training to become STEM ambassadors, and will lead our involvement with initiatives like the nationwide “People Like Me” campaign to encourage girls into STEM careers.

The technology industry, as well as the automotive sector, has a significant challenge with diversity and Auto Trader is pleased to support and actively create initiatives that will attract women and minorities to enter the industries, as diversity is a key part of business success.

The automotive industry, much like the wider technology sector, has a significant challenge with diversity and Auto Trader is working actively with key media partners, recruitment businesses, and major retailer groups to address this. This year we hosted our second industry-wide event, in partnership with automotive retailer Ennis & Co, to develop actionable plans to address diversity issues. 

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Diversity and inclusion in the automotive industry

Senior HR directors, and our partners from some of the industry's largest automotive brands discuss diversity and inclusion - what it means for our industry, and how we can address the imbalance.

We also work to ensure our editorial content engages with, and fully represents, the UK car-buying public. We recently launched The REV Test, a new web TV series led by an all-female editorial review team.

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Welcome to The REV Test

Three Women, three cars, which is the winner?

Sharing insight

Leading the industry, sharing ideas, and inspiring change and action, is at the heart of our work with our retailer customers.

Through masterclasses, conferences, webinars, discovery days and awards events we share the latest consumer trends, best practice advice and insights to help shape the future of the industry.

We want to make a difference to our customers by rewarding their efforts, and we do this annually at our Auto Trader Retailer Awards. The awards, now in their 11th year, recognise those at the forefront of digital automotive retailing who really do put the consumer at the heart of their business.

Ways of working

As a customer focused business we are committed to findings ways to improve the process of buying and selling vehicles for consumers and retailers alike. We have changed our sales approach, removing commissions, and our packages; both of which enable us to promote best practice and equip our sales teams to create strong business partnerships with our customers helping add value to their businesses.

For your chance to win a £250 Amazon voucher just post a pic of your sticker in your dealership using the #ATHighlyRated hashtag on either Twitter or on LinkedIn & copy us in (@ATInsight or Auto Trader Insight). For full terms & conditions, just visit: https://t.co/QyRcG7gj3h https://t.co/6IA7e3I5q0
Many of the UK's very best retailers will be receiving their #ATHighlyRated stickers this week in recognition of providing an exceptional car buying experience, resulting in consistently high reviews from their customers. From all of us at Auto Trader a huge congratulations https://t.co/WzWzqm74E4
We've launched the 2nd edition of our Car Buyers Report examining how the car buying journey has evolved since 2017. We explore the process & identify the challenges, the accelerators to purchase & of course the opportunities! Download your free copy here https://t.co/IVBtryHlUf https://t.co/Jk86YHkEcl
Congrats to Lewis and everyone at Poolfoot Motors for your much deserved #ATHighlyRated recognition 👍 https://t.co/spbNfgJd77
If you're in the Chichester area then why not join our free Masterclass on the 16th July? You'll hear the latest industry research & best practice from the UK's most successful retailers helping you sell more cars, faster, & for more profit. Sign up here https://t.co/zraCdB1UUj https://t.co/5YFuQ7jk5k
Yess! Employer of the Year 2019 is @TrustFordUK massive massive congratulations! https://t.co/rhKEe3tSsK
Huge congratulations to everyone at Carbase for winning the Used Car Retailer of the Year #MotorTraderAwards https://t.co/MSr0QDRMRD
And Digital Initiative of the Year Franchise goes to...Chorley Group.. and the independent category goes to @CarbaseUK 🥂🥂
Congratulations to @ACCUKLTD for winning Independent Garage of the Year at tonight's #MotorTraderAwards https://t.co/GDD014dB5i
Excited for tonight's #MotorTraderAwards. 29 years of celebrating some of the best retailers in the business. Good luck to everyone 🤞 https://t.co/vlyALV5dkj

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