Job Opportunity: Workshop Technician

Job Opportunity: Workshop Technician

The Company

Caterham Cars are one of the UK’s most successful sports car manufacturers and have been selling the Seven since 1973.  Over the decades Caterham has continued to refine and enhance the design, whilst always respecting the brilliance of Colin Chapman’s original lightweight formula. This is a unique opportunity to work for an iconic British motor company that is both manufacturer and retailer, and also a world leader in amateur motorsport racing.

The Role

With the continued growth of our Gatwick showroom; an exciting opportunity has become available for an experienced vehicle technician to join our dedicated team. This is a chance for you to work under your own initiative, utilising your skills and knowledge on one of the most exciting sports cars on the road; rather than the paint-by-numbers dreariness of a major manufacturer brand. In addition to regular servicing, a Caterham Aftersales Technician will perform upgrades, accident repairs and track preparation of customers’ road and race cars; whilst also supporting the Caterham Selected pre-owned Caterham Seven stock through thorough preparation. There is also the opportunity to support our ever growing motorsport business both in the workshop and trackside at circuits across the UK.


Caterham has been supplying adrenalin-fuelled sports car experiences to customers and fans for over 40 years. In addition, our family of factory backed racing championship is the largest in the UK and our motorsport activities continue to grow around the world. The Caterham Seven is considered the benchmark for pure driving entertainment.


We are looking for someone who is a self-starter and proactive but equally must be a team player who builds great working relationships with internal and external customers. This role would suit somebody who is an experienced vehicle technician and is passionate about motorsport and sports cars. In return, we promise a unique opportunity to turn a passion for sports cars and motorsport into a rewarding career. Oh, and a lot of fun.

 Remuneration

Competitive salary of £24,000- £28,000 is available subject to experience and skill level. After a probationary period, there will be a range of benefits such as eligibility to join the Company Pension Scheme, DIS and staff purchase discounts.

 Duties and Responsibilities

  • Upgrade/repairs for customer cars
  • Building a Seven from kit stage to completion
  • General servicing for customer cars
  • Used car preparation to Caterham Selected standards
  • Trackday and Motorsport competition preparation of customer cars
  • Overtime hours may be required

Essential Qualities/Experience

  • 5 years’ experience as vehicle technician
  • Current UK driving licence

Desirable Qualities/Experience

  • An interest in sport cars and motorsport
  • Experience in motorsport either as a technician or driver beneficial
  • A desire to work within our motorsport team at race weekends around the UK
  • NVQ Level 3 or automotive maintenance and repair or equivalent qualification

Application:

If you wish to apply for this role please forward your up to date CV with a short covering letter to opportunities@caterham.com email subject should start Workshop Technician. 

Closing Date: 31/12/2022