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Employer in focus: Marketing and Admin Jobs with Specialist Cars

A job with a premium brand is a great career move. Whether you are looking for your first job or your next step, the experience you gain from working with an established company is extremely valuable, and a job at Specialist Cars is no exception.

Specialist Cars are authorised BMW and MINI centres located in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire. Here we give further insight into working as an employee in this business.

Working at Specialist Cars

Specialist Cars began in Stevenage in the early 1970s and became a specialist BMW dealership in 1980. They continued to grow throughout the 1990s, and in the 2000s they purchased two new sites, the first in Luton the second in Tring. They now have state of the art showrooms for both BMW and MINI in each of their locations and have over 300 experienced employees.

In addition to the sales showrooms, Specialist Cars also has authorised service centres for routine car maintenance and specialist parts and repairs.

Possessing some of the latest technology and customer friendly initiatives in the industry, Specialist Cars are one of the biggest privately owned BMW and MINI retail groups in the UK. They work widely across the local area, offering their professional expertise to individuals, corporate organisations and local small businesses.

Training and development

Culture at Specialist Cars

Specialist Cars provide a variety of training and development opportunities, many of which are provided in house. They are a supportive company to work for, who take ownership of what they do and expect their employees to do the same.

 What opportunities are there at Specialist Cars?

The types of roles that Tate places people in has increased over the years and include permanent positions in marketing and service administration, as well as temporary positions in reception.

The marketing roles are generally for Marketing Executives. This is a multifunctional position, responsible for planning and running the various marketing activities of the business. This includes both digital marketing, to create and maintain a strong online presence, and events marketing. As a Marketing Executive you create content for the website and social media as well as creating, managing, and reporting the effectiveness of the digital marketing campaigns. You will also be involved in the organising and marketing of launch events and will work closely with the Sales and Aftersales teams on lead generation and client retention. 

As a Service Administrator with Specialist Cars, you would be responsible for providing administrative support to the Service Department. This includes answering phone calls and emails, taking bookings, invoicing and banking, providing front desk support when needed, and a variety of general day-to-day tasks to keep the department running smoothly.

A temporary Receptionist role involves all aspects of welcoming clients and customers when they first arrive at the showroom and providing them with refreshments. You also need to manage incoming phone calls and provide support with general administrative tasks.

Is Specialist Cars a good fit for you?

Representing two premium brands, the Specialist Cars offices are plush and very well-presented. Newly refurbished, they offer some top facilities and technology. To fit the company ethos, there is a formal dress code for staff working in the offices and showrooms.

The marketing department in particular, has a focus on personal development, and the generalist nature of the marketing role makes this a good place to develop and hone your marketing skills across a range of areas.

The workday at Specialist Cars is standard office hours. Marketing Executives work Monday to Friday, 9am till 6pm plus occasional weekends to attend events. Administrative roles are usually Monday to Friday 8am till 6pm. Reception roles may also involve some weekend work.

Specialist Cars BMW Stevenage branch

Where you could work

At Tate we recruit suitable candidates for the Specialist Cars head office site in Stevenage. Although this will be your base, there may be times that you need to work at one of the other branches.

Are you a good fit for Specialist Cars?

It is not necessary to have experience in the automotive industry for a job with Specialist Cars, but it is important to have the right qualities and transferable skills. These include being confident and professional, with excellent communication and customer service skills.

For a Marketing Executive position you should have a degree education and at least two or three years’ experience working in a junior marketing role in a B2C environment.

Service Administrator jobs don’t generally require any particular background as all training is given. You could be straight out of college or university, or you may have a few years of office administration experience.

Due to the short-term nature of the role, the temporary Receptionist roles do require experienced people that can slot into the job quickly.

A job at Specialist Cars is ideal for those with ambition, looking for an opportunity to progress their career. Confident, creative individuals with a proven record of using their initiative would be an ideal match.

Next steps

Tate often have opportunities for Admin, HR and Marketing staff in companies like Specialist Cars. To find out about current vacancies with Specialist Cars, contact our Hitchin branch.

Visit our Marketing Jobs or Administration Jobs pages to keep a lookout for all new opportunities in these sectors. 

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