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Lookers Graduate Management Programme


Rev up your management career and launch into the fast lane with the electrifying Lookers Graduate Management Programme!

Get ready to ignite your potential like never before! At Lookers, we're not just passionate about your success - we're committed to supporting your career and progressing into senior leadership.

Our Graduate Programme isn't just a stepping stone; it's a powerhouse platform for you to redefine the rules and set new standards of operational excellence.

Picture yourself as a trailblazer, leading the charge of change, with the pulse of innovation driving you forward. This isn't just any programme, it's a ground-breaking experiential learning and development adventure where you'll be at the helm of change, shaping the future of leadership talent.

Join an exclusive programme with other talented graduates, with an ambition to revolutionise our business and industry. Immerse yourself in an environment where adaptation is the name of the game, where your hunger for knowledge and development fuels our growth and evolution.

Experience the thrill of being part of an elite group, forging a path that others will follow. This isn't just about advancing your career; it's about co-creating a programme that resonates with your ambitions and the dynamic pulse of Lookers and the automotive landscape.

Your voice, your experiences, your insights - they're the fuel that propels us forward, shaping a programme that's as dynamic and forward-thinking as the industry it serves. Together, let's push boundaries, defy expectations, and leave an indelible mark on the future of leadership.

Ready to jump-start your journey to greatness? Buckle up and accelerate into the future with the Lookers Graduate Management Programme. Be the architect of your destiny. Be the driving force of change.

About the programme

The 24-month rotational programme is designed to fast-track you to Head of Business or General Manager, where you will be accountable for running a multi-million-pound dealership operation. Throughout the rotations, you will be immersed in all areas of the business to gain a comprehensive understanding of the automotive industry.

Underpinning this will be the development programme that will provide:

Training and Development: workshops to enhance your skills and knowledge to help you grow both personally and professionally

Mentorship: to provide guidance, support, and advice throughout the programme

Networking Opportunities: the chance to interact with senior leaders, other professionals and graduates, expanding your professional network

Project Assignments: this will be aligned with the workplace to make meaningful contribution and grow your skill set

Career Path Planning: the programme is aimed at developing your skills and fast-track your career at Lookers, with a key focus on setting you up for success and supporting you to achieve your goals


Your Rotations

Head Office Functions

During your first rotation, you’ll get an insight into how the business runs and gain an understanding of what to expect throughout your different rotations.

In the Head Office Functions, you'll experience departments such as Human Resources, IT, Risk & Compliance, and Finance.

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During your Sales rotation, you will work under and receive training from Sales Advisors , Admin, Business Managers and our Fleet teams. 

This will give you the opportunity to try the different roles with the sales department and ultimately decide if that is your preferred business area.

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Aftersales, Parts and Servicing

Your Aftersales and Servicing rotation will involve working alongside our Service and Parts Advisors, Vehicle Technicians, Aftersales Managers and many more.

Explore the daily operations of our aftersales department and uncover potential career paths and growth opportunities.

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Central Operations

Your time in the Central Operations area of Lookers offers exposure to various departments, including Marketing, Customer Experience and Complaints, and Performance Management for sales and aftersales.

You'll collaborate closely with different teams to understand how they support our dealerships and contribute to the overall success of the business.

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Preferred Business Area

Once you've completed your final rotation, you'll have the chance to show your interest in a specific area of the business and concentrate on the management side of that function, such as Sales Management. This offers a fantastic opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge in a particular area of the business while also gaining valuable experience.

Benefits of the Lookers Graduate Programme

Our tailored sessions delve deeper, offering practical advice aligned with your career interest. As you progress through the programme, you'll engage in impactful projects that develop your skills and contribute to the success Lookers. There will also be opportunities for you to engage with ambassadors, attend networking events, and build lasting connections. With mentorship and support, you'll never navigate your journey alone. Additionally, the opportunity for international travel awaits as a rewarding celebration of your success.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Lookers Graduate Programme is a dynamic initiate designed to support talented graduates at the start of their professional journey. The programme provides hands-on experience and comprehensive training within the automotive industry. 

The programme lasts for 24 months, providing a structured pathway for professional growth and development.

You'll need a 2:1 degree or above in any discipline, Business Management preferable, and the eligibility to live and work in the UK.

Once you submit your application form there will be screening tests, followed by a telephone interview with one of our talent team and the final stage will consist of an assessment day at our Head Office in Manchester

While previous work experience is beneficial, it is not mandatory. We value ambitious, adaptable self-starters who are passionate and show a willingness to learn.

To apply, click on the below button and one of our friendly team will be in touch with further information. 

Yes, you can re-apply the following year. You can also apply for other roles available across Lookers that may be of interest.

Eager to break new ground in your career?

Apply Now for the Lookers Graduate Programme, where opportunities don't just knock; they swing the door wide open.

Discover a world of professional development with Lookers – where your career path is just as important to us as it is to you.

Don't wait for the future to find you; be the one who steps forward. Join the leaders and innovators of tomorrow. Apply Now and take your first step with Lookers.

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