• Automotive Careers in New Zealand

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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.

Miles Group automotive service team

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.  

Our dealerships span the nation, and we represent brands that cater to every New Zealander. For a full list of brands we represent, and their locations, explore our Miles Group locations.

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.

We also have dealerships in South Canterbury, the North Shore, and the Bay of Plenty.

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?

Miles Group Christchurch

Christchurch

Christchurch is home to Miles and ILAM Toyota, Miles Continental, Miles ŠKODA, Miles Commercial, Lexus of Christchurch, Archibalds, and Cockram Kia.

Miles Group South Canterbury

South Canterbury

Autoworld Timaru houses Volkswagen, Nissan, and Kia sales, parts, and service. This longstanding dealership is located near downtown.

Miles Group Auckland's North Shore

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.

Careers in New & Used Vehicle Sales

Our vehicle sales specialists are often referred to as product specialists and hold a wide array of vehicle knowledge. Whether it’s about when the latest vehicle model is set to land in New Zealand or how to install your child’s car seat into your family car, they’ve got you covered. We pride ourselves on friendly and knowledgeable service here at Miles Group, and we don’t like to skimp on personal touches. It’s important to note that while vehicle knowledge is important, this can be taught. If you have great people skills and a drive to succeed, we’d love to hear from you.

View our roles in new and used vehicle sales, below.

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Careers in Service

Our service teams are comprised of highly trained individuals, who strive to take care of your vehicle with the utmost professionalism. With training on the floor supplemented with those from national brands, working on the service team is a surefire way to learn about the ins and outs of vehicles. We also have great careers in frontline service that require no prior vehicle knowledge, just great people skills. If you’re looking for a career in service on or off the tools, we have options for workshop technicians, foremans, service managers, frontline service members, and more.

View our roles in new and used vehicle sales, below.

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Careers in Parts

Our parts teams are well versed in genuine and aftermarket parts, and are ready to help you with all your enquiries. Various roles include parts advisors, parts managers, and more.

View our roles in parts, below.

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Careers in Finance

Our finance teams help make the car buying process less painful. Our Business Managers and Finance Consultants are experienced in finance, working with large financiers and our national brands to offer competitive finance for new and used vehicles, plus service plans.

View our roles in finance, below.

Current Positions

None at this time.

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Careers in Administration

Our admin and business development team keep the rest of the business ticking away. Handling calls, sending out service reminders, and being the first friendly face you see when heading into any one of our dealerships are all a part of these roles. Many of these roles require no previous experience and plenty of training happens on the job. These are great positions for those looking to get their foot in the automotive world.

View our roles in admin, below.

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Careers in Marketing & Events

Our award-winning marketing team works in-house to service each dealership and their marketing needs. From website updates, billboard designs, and online ads to event and sponsorship management, our team handle it all.

View our roles in marketing, below.

Miles ŠKODA's marketing team standing in the ŠKODA showroom in front of a bike, one woman holding an award.

Not finding what you’re looking for? Please send resumes and an introductory email about your skills to: [email protected]

Features

Finance & Insurance

As one of New Zealand’s largest automotive groups, we can leverage a wide range of financial lenders and insurance providers to suit your needs.

News & Advice

Read the latest automotive news from around the globe and right here in New Zealand, including up to date vehicle launches, tips, and advice from the Miles Group.

History

Learn more about the journey which made the Miles Group one of New Zealand’s largest and most successful automotive groups.

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