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Peter Vardy's forthcoming used car centre attracts 1,000-plus applicants

More than 1,000 people have applied for 70 jobs at the new Hillington-based Peter Vardy CarStore dealership.

And, after the second of two recruitment events had taken place on September 25 at the Glasgow Science Centre for the site, around 650 attended in person.

The new facility for quality pre-owned cars will cover six acres across 70,000 square feet. It is due to open in December.

In an all-day, open forum, candidates were introduced to the Peter Vardy business, which now covers 10 sites in Scotland.

Jade Hazard, at Peter Vardy's head office, who organised the event, said: "The quality of candidate has been exceptionally high so it will be tough decision to pick out the 70."

The company is seeking people to fill a wide range of vacancies, including sales executives, parts advisors, parts supervisors, service administrators, showroom hosts, technicians, vehicle progressors, workshop controllers, sales controllers, sales manager, vehicle administrator, accounts assistant, apprentice technicians and drivers.
In the new CarStore, car buyers will be able to choose from more than 400 cars, all displayed indoors in a heated showroom and priced between £3,000 and £30,000.

Chief executive Peter Vardy said: "With this fantastic new CarStore, Peter Vardy is changing the face of the motor trade in Scotland. It is designed to be a destination dealership, where people can take their time in comfortable surroundings to find the car of their dreams.

"So it is of primary importance that we cast our net as wide as we can to find the right people to help us carry this project forward. We have been overwhelmed at the intense interest which has been shown so far. We can’t wait for the CarStore to open for business in December."

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