Vertu Motors

Success at Leeds Jaguar Land Rover dealership triggers recruitment drive


Vertu Jaguar Land Rover Leeds is holding a recruitment event following a surge in business.

The dealership on Gemini Business Park, Sheepscar Way, is looking for a number of technicians, including technicians experienced in working with electric vehicles.

Technicians working for the company receive an extensive benefits package, which includes a £1,000 joining bonus and a further £1,000 after 12 months employment, an above-market wage of up to £40,000 per annum (plus bonus), stock options, and an enhanced maternity scheme for new mothers that pays 90 percent of weekly average earning for the first six months of leave.

The company also provides encourages staff to gain new qualifications, which in turn can lead to an increase in salary.

A recent colleague satisfaction survey found that more than 90% of people enjoyed their job and 85% of colleagues would recommend the company as a great place to work to others.

As part of its recruitment drive, the dealership is holding an opening evening on Wednesday February 9 from 5pm to 8pm, where those attending will be given a tour of the showroom and its facilities as well as the opportunity to meet staff.

Rik Shield, Head of Business said: “Our colleagues are really looking forward to showing off the dealership, service centre and ancillary facilities to potential recruits and demonstrating to them what working for Vertu Jaguar Land Rover Leeds has to offer. We have state-of-the-art facilities with brand new hi spec equipment including diagnostic and citnow machines.

“We are dedicated to helping our colleagues gain additional knowledge and skills and are looking for high calibre technicians who have ambitions to develop within the business. We also know how to have fun and often have team nights out and even a barbecue on the roof in the summer – another good reason to come along and find out what we’re all about!”

Anyone interested in attending the open evening is asked to register by emailing with their details.



CONTACT: Caroline Walker on 01325 363436

Notes to Editors

Vertu Motors plc is the fifth largest automotive retailer in the UK with a network of 156 sales outlets across the UK. Its dealerships operate predominantly under the Bristol Street Motors, Vertu Motors and Macklin Motors brand names.

Vertu Motors plc was established in November 2006 with the strategy to consolidate the UK motor retail sector. It is intended that the Group will continue to acquire motor retail operations to grow a scaled dealership group. The Group’s acquisition strategy is supplemented by a focused organic growth strategy to drive operational efficiencies through its national dealership network. The Group currently operates 152 franchised sales outlets and 4 non-franchised sales operations from 120 locations across the UK.

Vertu’s Mission Statement is to “deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust”.

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Rik Shield, Head of Business Vertu Jaguar Land Rover Leeds
Rik Shield, Head of Business Vertu Jaguar Land Rover Leeds
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