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.

The latest edition of @CarDealerMag features a great piece on our latest 'Making Diversity& Inclusion a Business Reality' report & event in partnership with @ennisandco. If you're yet to download your free copy, just visit https://t.co/ZPShVc8jDL https://t.co/Kw1qHZMqJB
Massive congrats @tompassant Only a select number of retailers who are truly excelling at customer service received a #ATHighlyRated award. A great achievement 👍 https://t.co/rr6h1fV4Q0
Was brilliant seeing you again guys, and thrilled for your success, it's hugely deserved! Enjoy celebrating with the rest of the team today 😉 https://t.co/x0cnooCqDY
Congratulations guys! https://t.co/EE6mCzKH55
Final drum roll!! And the winner is @Chorley_Group Massive well done, a brilliant achievement and hugely deserved #ATAwards https://t.co/lft4EUmfOR
Now for the final winner of the evening, Retailer of the Year Award over 100 stock! Our finalists are @cartime_uk Motorpoint and @Chorley_Group #ATAwards https://t.co/9C8TjtwGX4
Another drum roll please!! And the winner is…@AngusMacKinnonl Congratulations guys delighted for you #ATAwards https://t.co/QJURwZiu4W
Now for Retailer of the Year Award 50-100 stock. Our finalists are @AngusMacKinnonl, @RobinLuscombe and Haynes Ford #ATAwards https://t.co/BajxEiQmSQ
Drum roll please!! And the winner is @smallbone_cars 🥂Well done!! #ATAwards https://t.co/jmm0mfBB3e

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