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Our Graduate Programme

When we say it’s driven by you – we mean it. You could become a Business Manager within 6 months and working your way to Dealer Principal within 24. It all really depends how quickly you learn, how good you are at hitting your targets and how motivated you are to succeed. Because you are, quite literally, in the driving seat!

You’ll receive a mix of theoretical and practical training, at our dedicated Nottinghamshire Academy, combined with the opportunity to put what you’ve learned into practice in one of our dealerships across the UK.

The idea is that the faster your knowledge, experience and ability grows – the faster your career will too. Enabling you to progress to a Leadership role, at every step, you’ll have a mentor sharing their experience with you, whilst being coached by your Leader and supported by the Group Learning and Development Team.

The Programme Structure

This is a fast-paced, leadership-focused Graduate Programme. There is only one goal - to become a future leader of our company. There will be challenges and there will be targets - lots of them. Just how fast you achieve success will depend entirely on how committed, motivated and driven you are to succeed. How you get there, and how fast you do it, is totally up to you. And once you're there, we'll support your continued career development as you continue toward your goal of becoming a Dealer Principal.

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Between 0-6 months, you will be in a rotational position in a dealership learning the systems and processes which create a successful business.

From 6-12 months, you will take on the position of Business Manager, Used Car Ops Leader and Workshop Controller.

From 12 months, with the continued support from the Learning and Development team within Pendragon, we expect you to be taking on a Leadership role, working towards a Head Of Business position.