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Careers at Border Cars

A career at Border Cars is more than just a day job. It’s an opportunity to join a multi franchise Motor Dealer Group based in Dumfries, Stranraer, Ayr, Carlisle and Workington.

For most of us success is not achieved alone and Border Cars understands that it is important to attract and keep good people in the business. There are a wide variety of roles at Border Cars from Sales Executives, Business Managers, Service & Parts Advisors, Accounts, Customer Care, Marketing, Valeters and Drivers.

If you are interested in an exciting career in the motor industry and would like to become part of a developing Motor Trade Group please send a copy of your CV to




We are looking for an experienced sales executive, ideally with industry experience to join our group.  Based in Carlisle, and working with customers from Southwest Scotland, Ayrshire and Cumbria, you will be expected to travel to appointments, build relationships with new and existing clients and identify company’s vehicles requirements.  You need to be organised and driven to produce results, and be able to build outstanding customer relationships exceeding expectations in every element of the buying experience.  As well as concentrating on your own sales targets you will work as part of a first class team. A full UK driving license is required.

In return we will offer a competitive salary, company car plus fuel and a market leading commission scheme. This is a genuine opportunity to progress in your career within a very successful business.  Forward your CV with a covering letter and a note of your current salary to or mail to:

Lynn Cunningham, Sales Manager, Border Cars (Carlisle) Ltd, Grears Hill Road, Kingstown, Carlisle, CA3 0HA.



Border Cars Carlisle is looking for a talented individual to join our Sales Team to add value to an already thriving business.  This is an excellent opportunity for someone seeking a new challenge and great job satisfaction, developing with one of the area’s leading Motor Trade companies.

The Job Role:

  • Meet targets, achieve optimum profitability selling new and used vehicles, promoting finance, insurance and accessory products.
  • Provide an exceptional customer service throughout the sales process so all customer expectations are met and exceeded.
  • Build a rapport with customers to identify and anticipate needs and proactively promote suitable vehicle features and benefits.
  • Process paperwork in an accurate and timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain a working knowledge of the motor industry, new models and recent news.

You will have:

  • Experience gained from a sales environment
  • Strong negotiating and closing skills
  • Enthusiasm, and a friendly and professional manner
  • A smart personal appearance
  • Team-player skills
  • A full and valid UK Driving Licence


You must be enthusiastic and have a desire to experience and learn more about the vehicles and products we sell.  Previous motor experience is preferred, although other selling roles will be considered, especially mobile phones, beds, furniture etc. where a professional sales process is used. You will be responsible for generating customer appointments and prospecting in order to maximise car sales in a challenging, target driven environment.


A competitive salary will be determined by experience and you will be paid a basic wage plus commission. Please apply by email to or post to Richard Tweedie, Sales Manager, Border Cars, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Kingstown, Carlisle, CA3 0HA




Working in a busy workshop environment you will be required to carry out standard servicing, fault analysis, repairs on all types of vehicles, and PDI work on our franchise vehicles.  You will possess a relevant formal qualification as a minimum requirement for this role. This opportunity is ideal for an individual who is looking to progress their career within a franchised environment and has the desire and ability to work to and achieve targets and objectives.

Duties include:

  • To maintain a high level of efficiency (hours sold vs. hours attended).
  • To uphold company and manufacturer quality standards and ensure all work undertaken meets customer expectations. 
  • To ensure 100% compliance with our Vehicle Health Check process and that repair orders are written up correctly
  • To maintain your work area, tools and equipment to a high standard and ensure you understand and comply with all health and safety regulations and that customer vehicles are appropriately protected while in our care.
  • To maintain a high level of technical knowledge and ensure you are compliant with manufacturer training requirements. 


All Applicants

A full UK driving licence is essential.   This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the largest and most forward thinking employers in the area. Salary will depend on experience but we will pay well for high quality staff.  Please forward your CV with a covering letter and a note of your current salary and the position you wish to apply for to or mail to


Stuart Terry, Aftersales Manager Border Cars (Carlisle) Ltd, Kingstown Industrial Estate, Carlisle, CA3 0HA




The Company

Border Cars is a multi-franchise Motor Dealer Group based in Dumfries, Carlisle, Workington, Stranraer and Ayr with a turnover of over £80 million and 300 staff.  The business trades out of seven main Motor Trade sites – two in Dumfries, two in Carlisle, one in Workington, one in Stranraer and one in Ayr, representing 8 vehicle franchises and 10 motorhomes franchises.


We require a Graphic Designer with Digital Experience to support the Group Marketing Manager.


If you are looking for an exciting, rewarding and fulfilling long term career working for a successful local motor deal group then this could be the job for you. The work demands creative flair, up to date knowledge of graphic trends and changes, a professional approach to time, costs and deadlines and the ability to work efficiently using one’s own initiative. 


You must be driven and motivated with a passion for our products. You will support the Group Marketing Manager and work within a marketing team.

Reporting to the Group Marketing Manager, your responsibilities will also include:


  • Creating and producing a wide range of artwork including digital media, point of sale, adverts, leaflets, signage and animated web content.
  • Contributing ideas, thinking creatively and managing printed material from concept to reality.
  • Utilising franchise systems to update aspects of our websites.
  • Creating graphics involved with the company’s digital marketing strategy.
  • Liaising with external print companies regarding quotations.
  • Proof-reading to produce accurate and high quality work
  • Assisting in a range of marketing duties as and when required

The Candidate 

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A qualification in graphic design or equivalent experience
  • A sound knowledge of Indesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe, Flash and HTML.
  • A creative flair and passion for web design
  • Knowledge of designing and implementing an intranet for in-house use
  • Commercial awareness
  • A genuine interest in the motor trade
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A valid UK driving licence.


At interview you must be able to demonstrate your ability and you will be asked to complete an assessment.

If you are interested in joining the team please email or mail Kristy O’Toole, Group Marketing Manager, Border Cars 130-132 Terregles Street, Dumfries, DG2 9DX.



The Company

Border Cars is a multi-franchise Motor Dealer Group based in Dumfries, Carlisle, Workington, Stranraer and Ayr with a turnover of over £80 million and 300 staff.  The business trades out of seven main Motor Trade sites – two in Dumfries, two in Carlisle, one in Workington, one in Stranraer and one in Ayr, representing 8 vehicle franchises and 10 motorhomes franchises.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Paint Sprayer to join our dealership. Efficiency is essential and all work must be completed to the required standard first time, every time. You must be a team player who can produce a high quality of workmanship to meet the targets set for the bodyshop as a whole, and confident working with all types of vehicles and body types. You will be expected to work under your own initiative and contribute fully with daily tasks as required within a bodyshop environment.  

You will prepare vehicles to be sprayed, mix paint to ensure a perfect match and spray vehicles, checking on completion that there are no defects. You must have experience in water based paints.

What You Can Expect...

The successful candidate can look forward to a competitive salary.  If you are interested in joining Border Cars please send a CV to:  or write to Hugh Dickson, Border Cars (Stranraer) Ltd, Blackparks Industrial Estate, Stranraer, DG9 7BZ



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