Careers at Fordthorne

We’re a family run business with strong values and principles towards our staff and customers. If you’re passionate about the vehicle industry or have relevant experience that can help us grow the business further, alongside providing an excellent customer experience, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’re interested in working with us then apply for any live jobs below, or send us a cover letter and CV if we have nothing available at this time, we can then notify you of any relevant new positions when they come available.

Fordthorne jobs careers


Mechanic/Vehicle Technician Vacancy

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced Technician to join the team at our modern Transit Centre workshop on Penarth Road, Cardiff.

£27,000- £32,000 per year + uncapped bonus

Essential Skills:

  • Light Vehicle Qualification / Time Served also accepted
  • Full Driving Licence with an acceptable record.
  • Computer Literate
  • Good verbal and written English skills
  • Ability to maintain a safe and productive work environment.

Desirable Skills:

  • MOT Tester (We will fund MOT Training /Refresher courses for employees who wish to become MOT Testers).
  • Main dealer Experience

Working Environment & benefits:

  • A friendly, modern and safe working environment
  • A competitive salary and bonus structure
  • Rewarding Bonus Scheme
  • Training and continued support
  • A wide range of corporate discounts
  • Long service awards
  • Uniform provided
  • Length of service rewarded with additional holidays.
  • Parts purchasing discount.
  • Manufacturer training
  • Access to courses for professional development

Hours: 7.30am to 4.15 pm Monday to Friday or 8.30am to 5.15pm or 9.15am to 6pm

Saturday (Overtime at time and a half paid) on a Rota 8.30 to 12.30 (Currently 1 in 4)

Individual time saved bonus – Uncapped

30 Days Holidays (Inc 8 Bank Holidays)

Salary negotiable depending on experience.

Job Types: Full-time, Permanent

Salary: £35,000.00 per year


  • Casual dress
  • Company pension
  • Life insurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Referral programme
  • Sick pay
  • Store discount


  • 8 hour shift

Supplemental pay types:

  • Bonus scheme
  • Commission pay
  • Performance bonus


  • Driving Licence (required)

Work Location: One location

Strip and Build Technician – Accident Repair Centre 

A vacancy has arisen in our Accident Repair Centre for a Strip & Build Technician.
The minimum qualification required for this role is NVQ level 3 or equivalent and you must be willing to undertake regular update training.
If you or someone you know would like to apply or would like more information, please contact:

Mechanic/Vehicle Technician Vacancy for Cardiff Auto Electrics

Join our expanding team! We’re on the lookout for a skilled Vehicle Technician/Auto-Electrician to join our dynamic Multi-Franchise Diagnostic Centre; Cardiff Auto Electrics. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to thrive within a family-owned business, offering not just a competitive basic salary but also a structured bonus scheme, with ample room for career advancement. You will ideally be a qualified vehicle technician who can carry out a variety of repairs but is also looking to grow their skills in auto-electrics and diagnostic work alongside our experienced Auto-Electrician.

£27,000- £30,000 per year

Key responsibilities:

  • Perform a wide range of vehicle repairs, with a focus on auto-electrics and diagnostics.
  • Train to use your problem-solving skills to tackle challenges methodically.
  • Adhere to both written and verbal instructions with precision.
  • Keep abreast of evolving vehicle technologies and attend training sessions to stay updated.
  • Collaborate effectively within a team-oriented environment.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • NVQ Level 3 or City and Guilds qualification preferred, though proven “Time Served” experience will also be considered.
  • Possession of a full UK Driver’s Licence with a clean record is essential.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly adapt to new technologies.
  • Strong teamwork ethic and willingness to learn and grow.
  • Availability for full-time work, with a commitment to ongoing professional development.

Compensation package & benefits:

  • Competitive salary range: £27,000.00-£30,000.00 per year.
  • Generous holiday package: 22 Days Holiday (increasing to 27 with long service), plus 8 days Bank Holiday.
  • Convenient day shift schedule with excellent transportation links.
  • Bereavement leave.
  • Casual dress.
  • Company pension.
  • Employee discount.
  • Health & wellbeing programme.
  • Private dental insurance.
  • Referral programme.
  • Sick pay.
  • Transport links.

If you’re ready to take the next step in your automotive career and become part of a thriving team, apply now to join our Multi-Franchise Diagnostic Centre!