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.

Why Work For Us

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

Experienced Car Sales Executive

Position available at all branches (Nissan, Keighley / Suzuki, Keighley & Bradford / Suzuki & Subaru, Huddersfield and Ashton-Under-Lyne)

Guaranteed Salary for 1st year of £30k plus car

  • We are a true family 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 with experience selling in the Motor Trade.

    Join a young and forward thinking team with the opportunity of progression for all within our family owned and run business.

    Many of our 125 + employees have been with us for over 15 years proving our ‘feel like family’ environment is one which works.

    Our chosen candidate will:
    • Enthusiastic and driven sales professional with at least 2yrs experience in the Motor Trade
    • Ability to source and contact potential new customers, and work an existing database
    • 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
    • IT Literate
    • A full UK driving licence (preferably clean)
  • We offer the following in addition to the above:
    • 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
    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 5AJ.

Administrator

at our Suzuki car dealership in Ashton-under-Lyne

  • Salary: DOE
    Hours: Monday - Friday, 8.30 - 17.00 with 30 minute lunch

    We are looking for an experienced administrator to join our team at Ashton-under-Lyne, a person who is well experienced in administration within a car dealership, with working knowledge of the Kerridge DMS, AFRL, and all associated processes. You will be processing around 20 deals or more per week, and therefore excellent organisational and time management skills are required, along with the ability to remain calm under pressure.

    Essentials:
    • Have minimum 3 years previous experience in this role within a dealership
    • provide excellent administrative support, both to colleagues and to customers over the phone
    • have a good working knowledge of Kerridge (or similar), Main Dealer and AFRL systems and processes.
    • be an excellent team-player, well organised, show excellent attention to detail, and be computer-literate with Word/Excel
    • have excellent communication skills and good telephone manner, as one of the requirements is to answer incoming calls
    • be enthusiastic and self-motivated with a professional attitude to colleagues and customers alike
    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 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
    Established for over 45 years, Colin Appleyard Ltd is a well–established and expanding family business with 6 dealerships in West Yorkshire and Manchester selling cars and motorcycles. Boasting the position of the UK’s No. 1 Suzuki car dealer, we expanded our range to become official Subara dealer in Huddersfield and Ashton-Under-Lyne branches, and in 2013 we purchased the Nissan Dealership in Keighley.

    Colin Appleyards pro-actively market for sales, including using social media, self-organised events such as our popular ‘An Evening With’ and ‘Gold Wing Days’ events, as well as trade stands at local shows and offer genuine career prospects and avenues for career progression for those willing to work hard and show potential.

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