01254 919000


Trident Park, Trident Way,
Blackburn BB1 3NU

Used Vehicle Preparation Technician

Do you want to work in a vehicle workshop but don’t have qualification?

Hippo Motor Group are recruiting for a Used Vehicle Preparation Technician to join our busy and expanding Workshop team. Around 800 cars a month pass through our busy workshop whilst our team of 13 technicians ensure they are all in excellent condition ready for our customers. Due to our success, we have just opened our new multimillion-pound Prep Centre including a state-of-the-art Workshop. We are constantly evolving, and we have identified a gap in our processes and we’re looking to recruit a Level 1 or 2 Technicians to streamline our Workshop.

The successful candidate will have some basic knowledge in vehicle maintenance and ideally have completed their Level 1 or 2 in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, however, this isn’t essential as full training is provided.

The role requires 42.5 hours per week, from 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m., Monday to Friday, plus you will be expected to work Saturday’s on a 1-4 basis

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£22,360 per annum with 25K OTE
Full Time - Permanent
Employment Type
Job Reference
  • Prepare and inspect used vehicles making them “ready” for mechanical service
  • Road testing of vehicles
  • Perform VHC’s and accurately record findings
  • Perform diagnostic health check on vehicles
  • Complete basic electronic health checks e.g. lights and windows
  • Check the condition of tyres e.g. depth and overall condition
  • Investigate/research vehicle service & MOT history
  • To maintain the highest level of customer satisfaction at all times
  • To maintain and update your individual experience, skills, and knowledge through training programmes

*Responsibilities could change or just include SOME of the above

  • Full UK driving license is essential
  • Level 1 or 2 qualification (desirable)
  • Basic knowledge of vehicle maintenance (essential)
  • Amazing weekly and monthly team incentives
  • 30 days annual leave
  • Rapid company expansion providing excellent development and career opportunities
  • Access to Perk Box – cinema, gym discounts, retail discounts, a mental and physical wellbeing platform, and many more
  • Great staff rates on car finance
  • Friendly and supportive work colleagues and management
  • Regular staff socials
  • Birthday off after 2 years and £100 meal voucher
  • Company pension scheme
  • Complimentary office treats

Hippo Motor Group sell on average 800 vehicles to our customers every month, supplying a wide vehicle range from small city cars right through to high end luxury cars. We specialise in offering tailor-made finance options to suit customer needs. Continual business growth provides opportunities for our employees to develop and exceed within each role. At Hippo we pride ourselves in providing excellent customer service which means our loyal customer base return to us year on year.

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below.  Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.

Hippo Motor Group operates a Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for recruitment agencies which is reviewed periodically. We do not accept unsolicited CVs from agencies who are not part of our current PSL. Receipt of unsolicited CVs does not imply an introduction to Hippo Motor Group and will be considered property of Hippo Motor Group, therefore no ownership of such candidates will be given. We retain the right to pursue and hire such speculative candidates without any obligation to any third-party terms and conditions, even when these are submitted with the CV. We will not pay any agency fees associated with unsolicited third-party applications.

Applying for the Job

To apply, please submit CV & Cover Letter to our recruitment team at careers@hippomotorgroup.co.uk, or use the form below. Please be sure to quote the relevant role reference number found at the top of this page. We look forward to hearing from you.