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  • Ancaster Graduate Programme



At Ancaster we strongly believe in developing our future leaders from day one. With around 5,000 franchised dealerships in the UK, the automotive industry is the largest private sector employer in the country. Our award winning business offers a vast array of opportunities, from Sales to Aftersales and Finance to Marketing, we have roles for all skill sets. 

Our new Graduate Programme is focused on finding and developing driven individuals who want to work hard to achieve their leadership ambitions. The two year course will help you to understand our business from top to bottom and fully immerse you in the automotive industry. You will spend:

  • Eight months working with our sales and marketing teams, understanding the territory and sales processes and how we interact with  our existing customers and engage with new customers. 
  • Eight months in our Aftersales department, developing management skills throughout the programme you will learn how we look after our customers and their vehicles.
  • Eight months will be spent at Head Office, getting to know about the behind the scenes work that keeps the company moving and aids the Sales and Aftersales process. 

If you are a dedicated, hard working graduate, looking for a fast-track to management in a fast paced extremely rewarding role, then the Ancaster Graduate Programme is the perfect career choice for you! 


To get the most out of this role you will need to be results driven with a keen eye for detail and the passion to want to make a change. There will be challenging targets to meet, business objectives to work towards and a fast-paced and ever changing market place to contend with but in return you will receive one to one mentoring and have the best hands on training available in the industry. 

Desired skills and experience:

  • 2:1 Honours degree minimum (not subject specific)
  • Full clean driving licence
  • Ambitious and success oriented


The programme will be based across all of our Nissan dealerships which are located across South London, Surrey and Berkshire. Whilst you will manage your diary you may be required to travel during the working day form dealership to dealership. Working hours are dependent on which rota you are working with and may involve some weekends. 

Salary and Benefits

  • The starting salary will be £25,000 with a salary review after each rotation.
  •  a company car
  • 23 days holiday per annum. 

We are a multi franchise dealer group so you will gain vast knowledge of the Automotive industry. 

You will have flexible location options across South London, Surrey and Berkshire and will complete the programme with competence





Our Locations

As one of the largest and longest established dealer groups in the South East, Ancaster offer great deals on used cars, new cars, car servicing and motability cars in 13 dealerships at 9 different locations of modern, fully equipped, dealerships in Bromley, Catford, Croydon, Dartford, Penge, Shepperton, Slough and Welling. Find your nearest dealership by entering your postcode below.