If you are a recent college graduate with a 4-year degree preferably in business and are interested in an exciting career in management then Group 1 has an opportunity for you! Our Manager Trainee Program is designed to help you learn our business from the ground up. You will gain knowledge and experience of all aspects of our company within a 24 month period. As a Manager Trainee, you will be paired with an experienced mentor who will guide you through the career path within Group 1 Automotive.
Working at the core of the business will ensure that you truly understand the goals, needs and concerns of the people and departments you may ultimately manage one day. Completion of the Manager Training Program will help you become a successful and effective leader within Group 1. Please take a look at the Program Overview and FAQ.s for additional details of the training program.
Start your career off with a solid foundation by learning the automotive business from the ground up. Gain knowledge and experience of all aspects of Group 1 Automotive within a 24 month period. As a Manager Trainee, you will be guided through the career path while working at the core of the business. This will ensure you truly understand the goals, needs and concerns of the people and departments you may ultimately be managing. Completion of the program will help you become a successful and effective leader within Group 1. Take a look at the Phases of the program below!
What qualifications are you seeking?
We are looking for hardworking individuals who take initiative, work well within a team and possess leadership skills. We are interested in candidates with a 4-year degree preferably in business. Candidates should be interested in a management and fast paced retail sales environment.
How are Manager Trainees paid?
Full-time Manager Trainees will start as salaried employees. This program is 24 months depending on individual performance.
Why are you looking for employees with 4-year degrees to sell cars?
Group 1 Automotive does much more than just sell cars; it is a big business in a large market segment. This program will allow employees to see all aspects of our business from the ground up. Going into this program Manager Trainees will need effective business, leadership, and critical thinking skills to succeed.
How many locations does Group 1 Automotive have and is relocation possible?
Group 1 owns and operates 162 automotive dealerships and 37 collision centers in 14 states as well as the United Kingdom and Brazil. This program offers starting positions in selected locations with the opportunities to relocate as positions become available following completion of the program.
What is the hiring process?
Submit your resume at career fairs or click on the "Apply For This Program" button above. You may also send your resume to the address or email address below.
Group 1 Automotive
ATTN: Manager Trainee Program
800 Gessner, Suite 500
Houston, TX 77024
If selected for the interview process, we will contact you for a phone interview and will follow up with a face-to-face second interview. The final interview will consist of a face-to-face interview with the dealership general manager.
When will the next class of Manager Trainees begin?
We typically recruit in the Spring for a June start.
*All applicants must pass pre-employment testing to include: background checks, MVR, and drug testing in order to qualify for employment*
Group 1 Automotive is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.