Quick facts
  • What we do:
    Motor Retailer
  • Year established:
    1910
  • Website:
    http://www.lookers.co.uk
  • Contact
    • 776 Chester Road, Stretford, Manchester, M32 0QH

About Lookers

Lookers offer a wide range of quality and prestige new and used cars alongside tailored after-sales and Motability services. Their divisions comprise automotive, agricultural and leasing.

Lookers have grown from humble beginnings as a bicycle retailer founded in 1908, to a high-performing business with a diverse commercial portfolio.

Today, the Manchester-based firm represents more than 30 leading car manufacturers across more than 160 dealerships, employing 9,000 people. They supply upwards of 200,000 vehicles annually throughout the UK and Ireland.

Chief Executive Officer Andy Bruce was recently named the 12th-highest-rated Chief Executive Officer in the UK by recruitment company Glassdoor - ahead of Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg.

The firm’s goal is to be recognised as providing the best customer experience in the UK retail motor sector.

The business is underpinned by a customer service-led philosophy that is delivered through an industry-leading experience. This is embodied in the ethos ‘For You, For Life’.


What is it like to work for Lookers

Leadership
Leadership
Andy is very approachable, he can be emailed directly and people can expect a prompt response. An "Ask Andy" email address has been set up which allows people to direct any questions or thoughts to the Chief Executive Officer. He’s often seen in-branch, talking to team members about improvements.
Personal Growth
Personal Growth
There’s a blend of learning solutions on offer with different career paths and certification routes. For example, new starters get a learning plan that they take personal ownership of. There’s also an e-learning portal offering more than 160 subjects.
My Company
My Company
A new benefits package moves away from limited statutory holidays and maternity leave to a more-generous allowance up to 35 days. There are length-of-service awards, linked increased holidays and a thank you dinner with senior management.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary, non-contributory pension scheme or one in which the employer puts in at least three times

  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    160

  • Earning £35,000+:

    19%

  • Staff Turnover:

    24%

  • Average Age:

    42

  • Male : Female:

    75% / 25%

  • Staff:

    8163

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