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Training Manager

We are looking for a genuine team player who can work alongside a team of experts and industry professionals. Come and be part of a winning team, work amongst like-minded people, who want to go the extra mile in everything they do.

Location: Andover

Salary: Competitive

Closing date: 30th April 2022


Job Description

Merityre Specialists are an award-winning fast-fit retailer based in the Home Counties. With 24 branches spread across Hampshire, Surrey, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Greater London, we have a turnover of over £26 million and employ some 250 staff. Merityre was formed in 1961, and thus is now over 60 years old. It is, and always has been, a family-run business.

We are primarily suppliers of tyres, brakes, exhausts and other ancillary products to the motoring public. We have an excellent reputation in our trade, one that has been earned throughout our history. Our Company mission statement is ‘to provide a service that exceeds our customers’ expectations. We aim to be the best, and we’re seeking an exceptional Training Manager to join our dedicated team.

Key Responsibilities

The Role:

  • Devise and implement a Company Training Plan in cooperation with the HR Manager.
  • To organise and arrange training courses in accordance with the Company Training Plan, communicating with all parties involved.
  • To maintain accurate records of all staff training.
  • Assess staff for training requirements.
  • To carry out IMI training at branches as required in accordance with the Company Training Plan, in particular “High Performance Tyre program” and Air conditioning “F-Gas”.
  • Develop and deliver training programs regarding telephone skills and customer care.
  • Maintain technical knowledge of current and new equipment in order to provide technical support to workshop staff including diagnostic issues, best course of action or best practice.
  • Carry out inductions as per the induction procedure.
  • This is a remote-working role and you will be required to travel to all of our 24 branches across the home counties.

Key attributes/skills:

  • Extensive technical knowledge of automotive industry.
  • Ability to impart knowledge in a patient and positive manor.
  • Proficient in MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, and video editing.

Essential experience:

  • At least 10 years’ experience in the automotive industry.
  • Experience of designing and implementing Company-wide training programs.
  • Experience of formulating specific training modules.
  • Technical knowledge and experience of all aspects of cars and light commercial vehicles e.g. tyres, brakes, steering, suspension, servicing.

Desirable experience:

  • MOT testing qualification
  • IMI standard assessor qualification
  • Adult learning qualification


The successful candidate will look forward to a range of outstanding benefits including:

  • Competitive salary dependent on skills and experience
  • Year-end bonus
  • Company car
  • Private medical insurance
  • Company pension scheme
  • Hybrid-working available
  • Staff discount

If you are passionate about the automotive trade and interested in joining an industry-leading team, please get in touch to find out more today.