Miles Group is the perfect place to start or continue your automotive career in New Zealand. As a people-focused business, we believe our commitment to our team is the key to success. If our team is motivated, happy, skilled, and well-resourced, then our team will look after our customers.
We are New Zealand’s leading independent automotive group and have a variety of jobs in the car industry available across the country. All roles come with exceptional levels of support, training, and opportunities for career advancement throughout our group.
Why Choose a Career in Automotive?
The automotive industry is one that spans many skillsets and interests. From a job that’s ‘on the tools’ – literally speaking – to supporting roles in the office, there’s an automotive career to suit everyone. Automotive is deeply rooted in tradition, with strong, passionate supporters and rich histories for every brand. Even more exciting, the future is bright, exciting, and full of innovation for vehicles. With a step towards eco-friendly options like EVs and PHEVs, there are boundless opportunities to be at the forefront of a changing landscape.
Who is Miles Group?
From humble beginnings in Christchurch our founder Bruce Miles has lifted the bar for New Zealand’s automotive industry for over 40 years. Dedicated to each brand we represent; the Miles Group prides itself on cultivating a strong team that makes our dealerships best in class.
We’re a team of highly trained automotive experts and leaders in the New Zealand industry. We pride ourselves on quality work, excellent craftsmanship, and customer service that goes above and beyond.
The Miles Group employs over 500 staff across New Zealand. You can explore our individual locations and their teams by visiting their websites, or see a full list of our Miles Group locations here.
We have origins in Christchurch but operations spanning across both islands, our close-knit team offers a wide variety of roles in the automotive industry. We strive to be the best in the motoring industry nationwide. We have teams that specialise in vehicle sales, servicing, parts, marketing & events, administration & operations, business development, property management, and more. Learn more about the Miles Group team.
Qualifications and Awards
The Miles Group is decorated with a number of awards, for individuals, departments, and events. We’re proud of our achievements and are always striving to raise the bar, in the industry and within ourselves. A few of our notable recent achievements include:
- Nicole Routhan of Miles Toyota was placed #1 as the top New Toyota Sales Consultant in the Toyota Family in 2021. David Lay, also at Miles Toyota, placed 5th.
- Miles Continental’s Le Race was named the ‘ŠKODA Event of the Year’ by ŠKODA New Zealand in 2019.
- Miles Continental Volkswagen took home four awards at the Volkswagen Dealer of the Year Awards night in 2019; Passenger Service Department of the Year 2019, Volkswagen Commercial Service Department of the Year 2019 Finalist, Volkswagen Marketing Award, and the Volkswagen Passenger Sales Department of the Year 2019 Finalist.
- Miles ŠKODA took home Dealer of the Year in 2018.
Where Are We Located?
Christchurch is home to Miles and ILAM Toyota, Miles Continental, Miles ŠKODA, Miles Commercial, Lexus of Christchurch, Archibalds, and Cockram Kia.
Autoworld Timaru houses Volkswagen, Nissan, and Kia sales, parts, and service. This longstanding dealership is located near downtown.
Auckland’s North Shore
A growing region for the Miles Group, Auckland’s North Shore is home to Mercedes-Benz North Shore, PEUGEOT and Citroën North Shore, and GWM Haval.
Bay of Plenty
Pacific Toyota is comprised of our locations in Tauranga and Whakatāne, and dedicated service centres in Bayfair and Tauriko.
Automotive Career Opportunities at Miles Group
The automotive industry is full of interesting career opportunities, whether you’re passionate about vehicles or not. As the largest independent automotive group in New Zealand, we are able to offer a large number of career opportunities, for those looking to get their foot in the door and those looking to advance their career.
Automotive careers range in necessary qualifications and training. Many of our positions, especially those in our service departments, offer in-house training, both from national brands and our own team. If you’re searching for a high-level career, Miles Group wants to hear from you! With nearly 20 dealerships, there are plenty of management level opportunities.
Below are the various departments of the Miles Group, and any active job listings if there is something available.
Note that we may have positions available now that aren’t yet listed. Please contact us if you have a specific role in mind.