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A guide to job interview preparation

Preparing for a job interview can be somewhat daunting, especially if you are applying for your first job in the motor industry. It can be hard to determine which details are important to research, and what aren’t, sometimes adding to an already...

Why do we quit our jobs?

At some point in your career, you might feel like you want to quit your job. Pressure at work, the feeling of not being challenged, and generally not enjoying your time at a company can all factor into it. So what are the main reasons you would consider...

CV mistakes apprenticeship applicants make

When you’re applying for an apprenticeship, it’s essential to spend some time perfecting your CV to impress recruiters.To help you to write a high quality CV that will compel automotive companies to invite you for interview, here are some of the common...

Why a career in car sales is attractive

We're joined once again by Rebecca Sides from Inchcape Mercedes-Benz. Today, Rebecca is speaking with us about why a career in car sales is so much more attractive than it's made out to be. “You’re going to sell cars?!” My friends and family's response to...

How to ask for a pay rise

Ever wondered about asking if you were worth more, but couldn’t pluck up the courage to do it? Asking for a salary raise means stepping way outside of the comfort zone for many. In an ideal world, your boss would notice all the hard work you’ve done, and...

Average salary for UK car mechanics

A car mechanic is a rewarding career which provides essential services to vehicle owners in the UK. The average salary of UK mechanics can be determined by experience and location, with specialised roles also commanding salaries at the higher end of the...

How to become a car salesperson

Ever thought about becoming a car salesperson? Here's how you can make it happen. Car salesmen work in a dealership filled with cars, meeting with customers to help them find one that meets their needs. You might work long hours, particularly if you need...

How to write a mechanic CV with no experience

If you’re looking for a mechanic job but don’t have any experience in the industry, don’t fret. Whilst many recruiters will be looking for people with experience, others will be open to taking on someone who can show that they are keen to learn the trade and who can...

“Find a job you love and you’ll never work a day in your life”

Rebecca Sides is the General Manager at Inchcape Mercedes Benz. Rebecca will be sharing valuable career advice with us - here is her first piece, a bit about her job and how she got there in the first place! So here I am, eleven years into the most inspiring journey,...

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