A national car retail chain headquartered in Derby has announced that it will be creating around 20 extra jobs at its new contact centre in the city.
Car supermarket business Motorpoint, which is based in Chartwell Drive, on the West Meadows Industrial Estate, said it was looking to create the extra positions after relocating its national contact centre to a newly-refurbished building in Fox Street. The company recently took over the former factory and called in fellow Derby business ThreeHundredandSixtyDegrees to handle the fit out project.
Motorpoint, which operates from 12 locations across the UK, is now looking to expand its 50-strong call centre team. Online general manager Ian Rowley said: “We had outgrown our old centre and needed room for future growth so the decision was made to refurbish a former factory.
“We were keen to use a local firm to handle this for us and brought in ThreeHundredand SixtyDegrees to handle the project from design to completion. They have done a spectacular job, delivering a high quality work environment that creates a positive vibe among the team.” Now, the company, which was recently listed as a Sunday Times Top 100 Company to Work For, is set to host two open days later this month for anyone interested in joining its team.
The open days, which are scheduled for Saturday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 26, will help to showcase the new premises to potential employees interested in careers at Motorpoint in both sales and customer care as well as provide an insight into working life at the multi-award winning company. Mr Rowley said: “We’re looking to grow both our sales and customer care teams at Motorpoint and we thought what better way to showcase our new building than by throwing open the doors to potential employees.
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“Visitors will be able to tour our unique, purpose-built facility in Derby, talk to existing team members, and generally experience first hand what it’s like to work for the UK’s largest independent car retailer. Our HR team will also be on hand to discuss specific roles and answer questions that people may have over food and drink afterwards.”
Last month, Motorpoint reported soaring sales but a fall in profits. It said that in the 12 months to the end of March, it achieved sales of £822 million, up from £729.2 million a year earlier. But higher expenses and one-off costs brought pre-tax profits for the year to £11.7 million, which was down on the £16.9 million it made the previous year.
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During the last financial year, Motorpoint opened new sites in Castleford and Oldbury. It also launched a site in Sheffield. It already has branches in Birmingham, Burnley, Newport, Glasgow, Peterborough, Chingford, Birtley and Widnes. Anyone interested in attending any of the open days should e-mail [email protected] or call 01332 227227 for further details.
Source: Derby Telegraph