Careers


Careers at colin appleyard

Join the Colin Appleyard family

Below you will find a list of positions currently available across the Colin Appleyard group. We are always on the look out for experienced main dealer staff so even if a vacancy is not advertised, please feel free to forward your CV for us to take a look at.

Be part of a winning team

How would you like to be part of a great team within a secure, successful business with lots of future opportunities? One which is family owned and family run and prides itself on creating a friendly working environment for all its staff? One where you are a name and not a number? And one which provides all of the following

  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays) increasing with length of service
  • statutory life insurance and pension scheme
  • staff discounts and preferential rates on everything we sell
  • employee benefits scheme offering you savings across a range of high street stores, supermarkets and holidays etc
  • inclusion in the company’s profit-share scheme
  • the opportunity to contribute to the future of the company at regular 'think tank’ meetings and at our annual company meeting
  • the opportunity to be rewarded for being a top performer and or team player at our annual ‘Appy Awards’
  • subsidised group Christmas parties

Available Positions

Car Sales Intern

at Colin Appleyard Suzuki, Bradford and Colin Appleyard Suzuki & Subaru Ashton, Huddersfield

  • Are you an enthusiastic and driven sales orientated professional looking for a new challenge in the motor trade and automotive industry?

    We are a true family run business with excellent staff retention. We have recently been expanding and adding to the team and are looking for enthusiastic driven people who are able to interact with customers of all ages, and deal with the sales process on both new and used cars, from prospecting through to handover. We currently have 3 positions available across the group.

    Candidates must have the following in order to apply:
    • Enthusiastic and driven sales professional (appropriate training/mentoring will be provided)
    • Ability to source and contact potential new customers, and work an existing database
    • Experienced in the use of a content management system
    • Ability to achieve the sales targets for new and used vehicles, maximising profit through achieving best sale prices and upselling of products and accessories
    • Competent to follow through all aspects of the sales process, including paperwork and legislation, from prospecting customers to handover of a vehicle
    • Excellent communication and customer facing skills and can demonstrate excellent customer satisfaction skills
    • Be able to adapt to the family style ethos and promote our APPY core values with our customers
    • Trustworthy and reliable, and committed to the role
    • A full UK driving licence (preferably clean)
  • Join a young and forward thinking team with the opportunity of progression for all within our family owned and run business.

    Many of our employees have been with us for over 10 years proving our ‘feel like family’ environment is one which works:
    • An excellent salary and bonus earning potential (uncapped)
    • The assistance of a Business Manager for F&I products
    • Company car
    • A friendly, knowledgeable and motivated work environment in a family-run company
    • An initial 28 days holiday (including bank holidays), increasing with length of service
    • Life insurance and contributory auto-enrolment pension
    • Staff discounts and preferential rates on everything we sell
    • Complimentary employee benefits scheme, including childcare vouchers
    • Full inclusion in profit-share scheme
    • An invitation to contribute to the future of the company at regular ‘think tanks’ and our annual company meeting
    • The opportunity to be rewarded for being a top performer and / or team player at our annual Appy Awards
    • Subsidised group Christmas parties
  • Please apply by email to [email protected] or in writing to Caroline Bond, Colin Appleyard Ltd, Cornmill Garage, Halifax Road, Keighley, BD21 5AJ

Service and Diagnostic Technician

at our Suzuki & Subaru (Huddersfield) dealership
Salary: £24k - £26k DOE plus bonus opportunities

  • We are looking for a Service and Diagnostic Technician to join our team. We are looking for a person who ideally has a minimum 2 years plus experience with a Franchise Dealer but not essential. The role is at our Nissan Car Dealership in Keighley.

    Essentials:
    • A skilled, competent and reliable vehicle service and diagnostic technician with ideally a minimum 2 years’ experience with a Franchise Dealer but not essential
    • You work to the highest standards
    • You will preferably hold a manufacturer’s qualification
    • You will be capable of successfully investigating and diagnosing and resolving faults, carrying out service and repair work and working to minimum quality and safety standards, keeping detailed and accurate records
    • It would be an advantage if you were MOT test qualified
    • A full UK driving licence (preferably clean)
  • Join a young and forward thinking team with the opportunity of progression for all within our family owned and run business.

    Many of our 100 + employees have been with us for over 15 years proving our ‘feel like family’ environment is one which works.

    What we offer in return:
    • A friendly, knowledgeable and motivated work environment in a family-run company.
    • An initial 28 days holiday (including bank holidays), increasing with length of service
    • Staff discounts and preferential rates on everything we sell
    • Complimentary employee benefits scheme, including childcare vouchers
    • Full inclusion in profit-share scheme
    • An invitation to contribute to the future of the company at regular ‘think tanks’ and our annual company meeting
    • The opportunity to be rewarded for being a top performer and / or team player at our annual Appy Awards
    Established for over 50 years, Colin Appleyard Ltd is a well-established and expanding family business with 5 dealerships in West Yorkshire and Manchester. Boasting the position of the UK’s No. 1 Suzuki car dealer, we expanded our range to become official Subaru main dealers at our Huddersfield and Ashton-Under-Lyne branches, and in 2013 we purchased our Nissan Dealership in Keighley from the Co-Op.

    Colin Appleyards pro-actively market for sales, including using social and digital media, trade stands at local shows and offer genuine career prospects and avenues for career progression for those willing to work hard and show their potential.

    Please apply by email to [email protected], or in writing to Caroline Bond, Colin Appleyard Ltd, Cornmill Garage, Halifax Road, Keighley, BD21 1AH.

Service & Diagnostic Technician

at our Nissan (Keighley) dealership
Salary - £24k - £26k DOE plus bonus opportunities

  • We are looking for a Service and Diagnostic Technician to join our team. We are looking for a person who ideally has a minimum 2 years plus experience with a Franchise Dealer but not essential. The role is at our Nissan Car Dealership in Keighley.

    Our chosen candidate:
    • Will be skilled, competent and reliable vehicle service and diagnostic technician with ideally a minimum 2 years’ experience with a Franchise Dealer but not essential
    • Will work to the highest standards
    • Will preferably hold a manufacturer’s qualification
    • Will be capable of successfully investigating and diagnosing and resolving faults, carrying out service and repair work and working to minimum quality and safety standards, keeping detailed and accurate records
    • It would be an advantage if you were MOT test qualified
    • Will have a full UK driving licence (preferably clean)
  • Join a young and forward thinking team with the opportunity of progression for all within our family owned and run business.

    Many of our 100 + employees have been with us for over 15 years proving our ‘feel like family’ environment is one which works.
    • A friendly, knowledgeable and motivated work environment in a family-run company
    • An initial 28 days holiday (including bank holidays), increasing with length of service
    • Life insurance and contributory auto-enrolment pension
    • Staff discounts and preferential rates on everything we sell
    • Complimentary employee benefits scheme, including childcare vouchers
    • Full inclusion in profit-share scheme
    • An invitation to contribute to the future of the company at regular ‘think tanks’ and our annual company meeting
    • The opportunity to be rewarded for being a top performer and / or team player at our annual Appy Awards
  • Please apply by email to [email protected], or in writing to Caroline Bond, Colin Appleyard Ltd, Cornmill Garage, Halifax Road, Keighley, BD21 1AH.