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.

Well done and thank you to everyone that took part in today's #ATFestive fun. We'll announce the winner tomorrow along with the next question and your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. Remember, the game is only open to those working in the UK automotive industry😃 https://t.co/IBji0M252S
10 minutes to go! If you work in the UK automotive industry, don't miss your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher. Just answer A, B or C! 🎅 https://t.co/qSPOCtmUft
Work in the UK automotive industry: OEM, retailer or trade body? Then don't miss the chance for a little festive cheer 🎄 Answer today's #ATFestive question for your chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher...handy for any last minute gifts! Full Ts&Cs here: https://t.co/oLuLyjGLv6 https://t.co/qSPOCtmUft
Here's the 1st question of the #ATFestive giveaway. To win a £50 Amazon voucher just tell us how many awards were won at this year's AT Retailer Awards. Was it A) 15 B) 18 or C) 22? For your chance to win, retweet this along with your answer by 5pm. Ts&Cs: https://t.co/oLuLyjGLv6 https://t.co/WpXSUQSLId
This morning we're launching our #ATFestive giveaway...everyday for 2 weeks you'll have the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!! Keep your 👀peeled for the first question later this morning & answer before 5pm today for your chance to win 🎁 Full Ts&Cs: https://t.co/oLuLyjGLv6 https://t.co/H1GCXjkt6R
Congratulations to our brilliant editorial director @ErinBakerMotors who scooped the prestigious AA Campaigning Journalist of the Year at this year's Guild of Motoring Writers’ Annual Awards for raising awareness of the needs of female consumers. We couldn't be more proud! 🏆🍾 https://t.co/GS2L4EuGAb
From tomorrow we'll give you the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher everyday for 2 weeks in our #ATFestive giveaway. For your chance to win just retweet the question we'll be asking each morning along with your answer by 5pm that same day. Full Ts&Cs: https://t.co/oLuLyjGLv6🎅🎄 https://t.co/aYNQqa71Xr
From tomorrow we'll give you the chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher everyday for 2 weeks in our #ATFestive giveaway. For your chance to win just retweet the question we'll be asking each morning along with your answer by 5pm that same day. Winner will be picked at random🎅🎄 https://t.co/5LBeraMyCB
Such a great campaign by our friends at @ennisandco to raise awareness of the fantastic range of diversity & inclusion initiatives that many OEMs & retailers are introducing. We've had the privilege to see @McLarenAuto's commitment to D&I first hand and it's truly inspiring https://t.co/7Mw7pWqCh8
If you're yet to read The AM Dealer Technology Guide in this month's edition of @AMchatter don't miss out. It provides a handy overview of many of the fantastic digital solutions available in the market designed to help you drive greater efficiencies & profits in your business https://t.co/7yhIgludng

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