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Rewarding careers at Citygate Volkswagen, ŠKODA, Kia and Volkswagen Van Centres.

At Citygate, we are committed to investing in our employees and providing a challenging yet rewarding working environment, we’re also a Sunday Times Top 100 Companies to Work For in 2014 and 2015!

We recruit for a wide variety of roles across our five Volkswagen franchises, two Volkswagen van centres, two ŠKODA franchises, new Kia franchise, our stand-alone service centre, head office, fleet sales department and extensive Trade Parts Specialist (TPS) operation.

Many of our employees have been working with us for more than 10 years with several having clocked up in excess of 20 years with the company, we are proud to boast as many as two/three generations of families who work for us which reflects our commitment and dedication to the people who make the Citygate brand so successful.

Whilst our current vacancies are listed below, please feel free to send us a speculative application and we shall endeavour to contact you if a role becomes available which we feel would suit you.

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Weekend Showroom Host – Ruislip Ruislip

At Citygate Ruislip, we pride ourselves on our professionalism, and our commitment to the continual improvement of the service we offer to our customers. To fulfill this commitment, we are currently recruiting for a Weekend Showroom Host for our Showroom in South Ruislip.

 

You will be required to meet and greet all customers on arrival to the showroom and ensure that their time at the showroom is a hospitable and enjoyable experience. You will be the first point of contact for all customers entering the showroom. You will be required to serve refreshments to our customers and keep the hospitality area tidy. The ideal candidate will have excellent communications skills and an outgoing personality. You must be committed to providing the highest levels of customer care. Previous experience in customer care is desired or reception work is required.

 

You will be required to work Saturday 8.30 am to 5.30pm and Sunday 10am – 4pm 

 

To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk






Sales Executive - Ruislip Ruislip


Sales Executives Required

£40k OTE plus car & fuel allowance


Are you a highly motivated and passionate individual?  Would you like earn a £40k OTE plus a company car and a monthly fuel allowance?

 

We are looking for passionate, experienced and dynamic people to join our Sales Teams at our showroom in South Ruislip.

 

About the role

This position will require you to maximize every opportunity to sell Volkswagen Passenger Cars to our customers. The role of Sales Executive demands an understanding of an effective sales process, the ability to adapt to the individual needs of our customers and a clear focus on volume and margin objectives. You will be required to maintain knowledge of our products and related processes.

 

About the Person

* Do you have a flair for selling?

* Are you highly motivated and target driven?

* Are you an energised & passionate individual looking for an opportunity to grow with a business?

* Do you have a proven track record within an automotive sales environment?

* Can you help us to deliver an excellent customer experience?

* Do you hold a full driving license with 2 years’ driving experience?

 

If so, we can offer you a Competitive Salary with a Car and fuel as well as an opportunity to develop your career with a growing business.

 

Other benefits include:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Life assurance of 3 x annual salary
  • Friends & Family discounts
  • Tax Free Childcare vouchers

To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk

Motor Vehicle Technician - Ruislip Ruislip


Motor Vehicle Technician

Salary is dependent on experience

 

About the Role

Citygate Ruislip are currently recruiting for Motor Vehicle Technicians. This role requires you to carry out General Servicing and Mechanical repairs to the Volkswagen range of passenger cars.  Previous experience is required for this role and working with a similar brand is desirable. We are also seeking a technician at a more senior diagnostic level.

You must hold a full UK driving licence

About the Person

Ideally, you will have

An NVQ in Motor Vehicle Technology or equivalent is essential

A proven track record in your field

The ability to be self-motivated to achieve targets

A good team player

 

Other benefits include:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Life assurance of 3 x annual salary
  • Friends & Family discounts
  • Tax Free Childcare vouchers

 

To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk



Sales Executive All Locations

Are you an Experienced Sales Executive looking for a new career? Would you like to join a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company to Work For?

Citygate Automotive Limited is an established Motor Group with an extensive market territory in North West London, Middlesex, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire. At Citygate, our passion is for our people and with over 450 employee’s, we are looking for an Experienced  Sales Executive 

to join our growing team to help us drive our business as well as their own career. Our Visions and Values demand that we are “Committed to Excellence”, and to achieve this, we recognise the importance of ensuring we provide the highest level of training and development. Recruiting, motivating, and retaining talented people is vital to our continuing success.

About the role:

This position will require you to maximize every opportunity to sell Volkswagen and ŠKODA Vehicles to our customers. The role of Sales Executive demands an understanding of an effective sales process, the ability to adapt to the individual needs of our customers and a clear focus on volume and margin objectives. You will be required to maintain an in-depth knowledge of our products and related processes.

About the Person:

  • Do you have a flair for selling?
  • Are you highly motivated and target driven?
  • Are you an energised & passionate individual looking for an opportunity to grow with a business?
  • Do you have a proven track record within a sales environment? (Motor retail experience is not essential).
  • Can you help us to deliver an excellent customer experience?
  • Do you hold a full driving license with 2 years’ driving experience?

 If so, we can offer you a Competitive Salary, Car and fuel card as well as an opportunity to develop your career with a growing business. We have a desire to see our people develop and grow via our training academy, to realise their full potential, and ultimately be empowered and trained to better themselves and their workplace.

Hours of work are Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 6.00pm with one day off during the week and every other Sunday 11am – 5pm. To apply, please send your CV to recruitment@citygate.co.uk. To find out how you can apply for a career with Citygate, please e-mail your CV to recruitment@citygate.co.uk

All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence.

Fleet Business Development Manager Wooburn Green

Fleet Business Development Manager

We have a vacancy for a Business Development Manager based at our Corporate Sales Office in Wooburn Green, Nr High Wycombe, Bucks.

Outline of the role


Key Tasks

  • To prospect and introduce new business into department
  • To manage all Citygate Lease enquiries, internally and externally
  • To utilise Corporate database & Prospect Manage
  • To present to and show benefits of whole dealership to new business prospects
  • To work closely with the Fleet team in agreeing strategy for the development of new business
  • To work closely with Volkswagen Finance and introduce them at every possible opportunity  
  • To pro-actively target end of contract prospects 


Skills required:

  • Excellent organisational ability.
  • Attracting & winning new Business.
  • Maintaining relationships with end-users, Leasing Companies & manufacturers. 


Benefits & remuneration:

  • 28 days holiday
  • Company Car / fuel, phone, lap-top.

As Citygate continue to grow with our current partners, we also have ambitions to take on new franchisees, so we are looking for an experienced Business Development. They will need to prove how they could be proactive, flexible and passionate to develop the business.

 

They need to be within a 45-minute drive time of the office in HP10 OAU.

To apply, please email your CV to andrew.smith@citygate.co.uk

 

 







Fleet Sales Administrator - Wooburn Green Wooburn Green

Overview of Role

If you are a conscientious and organised Administrator with exceptional attention to detail, we have a great opportunity for you to join one of our prestigious and highly-regarded departments. We rely on our Sales Administrators to make the customer journey as easy and efficient as possible, and we are looking for a results-oriented, customer-focused individual to join us. This is an important role within the corporate department that requires impeccable accuracy, immediate response and intricate planning. The role encompasses all areas of the department. The position is one of self-discipline and a high understanding of the industry coupled with strong product knowledge


The working hours are from 0830hrs until 1730hrs (which includes one hour for lunch).


Obviously, you will be expected as a team member to put in the necessary hours complete any outstanding/unfinished tasks thus maximising department efficiency. Holiday entitlement is subject to your contract but please note that you will be unable to take the two weeks prior and two weeks post to the industry vehicle registration dates.


With people at the core of our strategy, we are discerning about whom we employ and expect our employees to have high levels of integrity, be passionate about their role and take ownership of their customers’ and colleagues needs in line with our values.

As a representative of our company, your dress code should be smart and business-like.


Experience required

Previous experience in a Sales Administration role within the automotive industry is highly desirable.

Working knowledge of commercial database systems.

Strong organisational, communication and interpersonal skills.

Excellent administration, typing and data entry skills.


Job Purpose

To ensure the well being and smooth running of the Group Fleet Sales office in conjunction with Citygate Group and representative brands.

To support and administer any clerical requirements for the department’s local business development team.



Duties & Responsibilities

(a)       Primary Tasks


Administration of the Fleet Sales Ordering process


Primary customer liaison for Fleet Sales


Co-ordination of all vehicle deliveries


Prompt and efficient organisation of demonstrators


Accurate data input and maintenance of vehicle records


Taxation of all new vehicles


Implementation of all direct /agency requirements



 (b)      Secondary Tasks 


Administrative and telephonic support for local business development team


Co-ordination of all departmental database and vehicle records


Weekly status reports and customer updates


Adherence to all leasing company requirements


Secondary cover in absence of other administration absence




Company Benefits


For the successful candidate, you will have the opportunity to develop a fast-moving progressive career and assume accountability for delivering the highest levels of service. We believe that by identifying your potential and investing in your future, you will be able to develop skills and gain the experience that will enhance your career prospects.


In addition to receiving a competitive salary, you will also have access to a range of other benefits including:


28 days of annual leave (including bank holidays) + your Birthday off if it falls on a working day.


Pension scheme and life assurance.




For further details please forwards your curriculum vitae and a cover letter to:


Mr Chris Edwards – Group Fleet Sales Manager


chris.edwards@citygate.co.uk


 

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Communication Administrator - High Wycombe High Wycombe


Citygate Automotive is currently recruiting for a Communication Administrator on a 6 month contract between the hours of 10am – 7pm (Monday-Thursday) 10am-6pm (Friday).


Key Duties and Responsibilities         

  • Conduct data cleansing activities.       
  • To make outbound calls to our customers.         
  • Co-ordinate and prepare all data extraction and cleansing within agreed parameters.
  • Ensure all data is handled in line with GDPR compliance.         
  • To maintain data tracking, ensuring data integrity for all reports.


Skills, Knowledge and Aptitude Required        

  • Excellent written, verbal and listening skills.         
  • Pro-active in approach and ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organisation.         
  • Attention to detail.       
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines while maintaining accuracy and clarity of information.         
  • Self-motivated.        
  • Team player.         
  • Professional appearance and a “Can do” attitude.         
  • Commitment to excellence and demanding standards.         
  • Call Centre experience.         
  • Excellent Communication Skills.       
  • Good Administration Skills.


To apply please send your CV to neelam.sharma@citygate.co.uk

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Rental Manager - Watford/Ruislip/Slough Watford/Ruislip/Slough


Rental Manager – Watford / Ruislip/ Slough

£40k - £50k OTE Package

Plus company car


The Company

Citygate are a forward thinking and innovative motor retail group representing some of the leading brands in the industry. We are dedicated to providing an excellent customer experience always striving for the highest standard of service.  We have expanded our business to include a new Volkswagen Financial Services product Rent-A-Car which is a very innovative rental programme with an ambitious future strategy, so we are looking to recruit a Rental Manager to manage this exciting new venture.


The Role

The Rental Manager’s primary responsibility will be to ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of the Rent-A-Car department.  You will be responsible for the growth and profitability of the department through the development of sales to both retail and local corporate customers, whilst ensuring you deliver excellent customer service.

 

Key Responsibilities:

Dealing with the general public and corporate clients on the phone and in person

Processing payments and ID checks correctly, including pre-authorisation/card details/ credit checks etc.

Monitor daily desktop reports, vehicle availability, utilisation, excess mileage etc.

Resolving problems and delivering outstanding customer service

To increase the number of local corporate accounts within the designated area

Identify new potential sales areas

Production of business plans and strategies and any other planning associated with the development of the Rental Department

Vehicle status management/weekly audit of vehicles

Administration of maintenance on all vehicles

Action local marketing/advertising strategy

Budget and P&L management


Person Specification:

Previous experience in a rental role is essential

Excellent communication skills, with the ability to develop and maintain strong relationships with customers, internal departments and stakeholders

Must hold a clean UK driving licence 

Have a strong customer service ethic with great people skills

Be positive and have a sales focused attitude

Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office


If you have a capacity for hard work and a desire to see your ideas and determination translate into success, then we would like to hear from you. Please send your CV and a covering letter detailing salary expectation and current availability to recruitment@citygate.co.uk 


No calls accepted from recruitment agencies.



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Technician All Locations

About the Position: 

Citygate Automotive are current recruiting for Motor Vehicle Technicians for various sites within the group. This role requires you to carry out General Servicing and Mechanical repairs to the Volkswagen range of cars or Commercial Vehicles.  Volkswagen / Audi experience is preferable for this role.

You must hold a full UK driving licence

About the Person 

Ideally, you will have 

An NVQ in Motor Vehicle Technology or equivalent is essential

A proven track record in your field

The ability to be self motivated to achieve targets

A good team player

To apply please forward your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk

Showroom Manager Within Group

We are currently recruiting for a Showroom Manager across the group.


About the Position:

The role of Showroom Manager requires you to assist in managing and motivating the Sales team, ensuring that they meet sales, F&I and customer care targets. You will help to direct the sales team’s daily activities and provide help and advice as well as hands on support to achieve volume and margin objectives. You will deal with the F&I elements of the sales, by obtaining proposal information and communicating with the finance company. You will continually train and develop the sales team to ensure maximum efficiency.  


About the Person:

Ideally, you will have 


Excellent communication skills

A proactive ability to follow up

The ability to be self motivated

A conscientious approach to administration


To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk





Commercial Vehicles Sales Executive Wooburn Green

About the Position:

 

Citygate is currently recruiting for Commercial Vehicles Sales Executives for our site in Wooburn Green.

 

This position will require you to maximize every opportunity to sell Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to our customers. The role of Sales Executive demands an understanding of an effective sales process, the ability to adapt to the individual needs of our customers and a clear focus on volume and margin objectives. You will be required to maintain an in-depth knowledge of our products and related processes.

 

This role will require you to hold a full UK Driving License.

 

 

About the Person:

 

Ideally, you will have:

Excellent communication skills

Flexibility

A proactive ability to follow up

The ability to be highly motivated to achieve targets

Excellent customer care skills

A conscientious approach to administration

 

To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk

 






Commercial Vehicles Sales Executive Colindale

About the Position:

 

Citygate is currently recruiting for Commercial Vehicles Sales Executives for our site at Colindale - NW London.

 

This position will require you to maximize every opportunity to sell Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles to our customers. The role of Sales Executive demands an understanding of an effective sales process, the ability to adapt to the individual needs of our customers and a clear focus on volume and margin objectives. You will be required to maintain an in-depth knowledge of our products and related processes.

 

This role will require you to hold a full UK Driving License.

 

 

About the Person:

 

Ideally, you will have:

Excellent communication skills

Flexibility

A proactive ability to follow up

The ability to be highly motivated to achieve targets

Excellent customer care skills

A conscientious approach to administration


Hours of work are Monday to Saturday 8.30am – 6.00pm with one day off during the week and every other Sunday 11am – 5pm.

 

To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk

 








SMART Repairer High Wycombe

We are currently recruiting for a SMART Repairer - Wooburn Green.


About the Position:

Citygate Automotive is currently expanding its business to include a SMART Repair service.


We are looking for experienced Motor Vehicle Painters / Finishers / SMART Repairers to join our expanding business. Citygate Automotive work on behalf of Volkswagen PC, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and Skoda and are currently investing in the latest SMART booth technology to improve our customers experience and to be able to repair their vehicles whilst in for service or repair.


The successful candidate will have a proven record in vehicle finishing, painting and / or SMART repairs and will be looking to join a very successful, expanding and dynamic business and will enjoy the opportunity of helping to start a new venture within our retailers. Currently we have opportunities at Wooburn Green, High Wycombe.





All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence

To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk





Bodyshop Paint Technician - Colindale Colindale


About the Position:

Citygate Automotive are currently looking to appoint a Paint Technician for our Bodyshop based in Colindale NW London. We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised candidate. An experienced candidate is preferred. ATA accreditation is desirable but not essential.

Your role will involve a variety of responsibilities including:

• Paint Spaying crash repair vehicles

• Validate estimate accuracy

• Complete jobs within allocated times

You will be working within a well-established and busy environment working on a variety of vehicles including prestige vehicles.

 

The right candidate must show the knowledge and skill to complete work to a high standard and complete the work in an efficient manner whilst providing excellent customer service.

 


To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk





Bodyshop Paint Technician - Chalfont Chalfont


About the Position:

Citygate Automotive are currently looking to appoint a Paint Technician for our Bodyshop based in Chalfont. We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised candidate. An experienced candidate is preferred. ATA accreditation is desirable but not essential.

Your role will involve a variety of responsibilities including:

• Paint Spaying crash repair vehicles

• Validate estimate accuracy

• Complete jobs within allocated times

You will be working within a well-established and busy environment working on a variety of vehicles including prestige vehicles.

 

The right candidate must show the knowledge and skill to complete work to a high standard and complete the work in an efficient manner whilst providing excellent customer service.

 


To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk





Business Development Manager - Wooburn Green Wooburn Green

Commercial Vehicles Business Development Executive
Based at Citygate Wooburn Green 

Car & Fuel

This role will require you to prospect and sell new and used commercial vehicles to business customers. You will use a tailored specialist process to determine and meet the needs of our potential customers.

Ideally, we are looking for someone who has experience in a Business 2 Business Sales role. (Product training will be provided) You must be highly driven and able to work under your own initiative and manage your time effectively. You must be smart and presentable and have the ability to represent the business in a professional manner. You will also be fully trained in specialist CV conversion sales.


Main purpose of the job:

• To prospect and introduce new business into the commercial vehicle sales department.

• To manage all B2B Commercial Vehicle leads, internally and externally

• To create and utilise a prospecting database

• To present to and show benefits of the dealership to new business prospects

• To work closely with CV Sales Manager in agreeing strategy for the development of new business

• To achieve the prescribed minimum number of new appointments a month

• To pro-actively target end of contract prospects


Hours of work: Monday to Friday 8.30am – 6pm (some Saturday cover may be required to meet the needs of the business.


You must hold a full UK driving licence.




All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence

To apply please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk





Communication Centre Advisor - High Wycombe High Wycombe


About the Position:

Citygate Automotive is currently recruiting for a Communication Centre Advisor – working within our centralised Communication Centre based in High Wycombe. You will be required to take incoming calls and make outbound calls to our customer and efficiently deal with their enquiry. 


About the Person:

Ideally, you will:

Have call centre experience

Have excellent communication skills

Be computer literate

Be committed to providing the highest levels of customer care

Have the proactive ability to follow up

Have good administration skills

Be self-motivated as well as being a team player


The days / hours of work - Saturday 8am - 5:30pm and Sunday 11am - 5pm.


All applicants will be treated in the strictest of confidence



To apply in the first instance, please email your CV to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk





Apprentice Vacancies All Locations

Apprentice Vacancies


Do you want an exciting career in the motor industry?

We are currently recruiting for Apprentices throughout our Group in the following areas:

- Motor Vehicle Technicians for Cars and Vans
- Service Advisors
- Parts Advisors
- Bodyshop



Working closely with our training providers, we will support you through your Level 2 and Level 3 training and qualifications.


To apply you must have obtained a minimum of Grade C GCSE in English, Maths and Science.


If you are interested in this exciting opportunity, please forward your CV and contact details to: recruitment@citygate.co.uk