Workshop Manager

Exciting opportunity: Fleet Workshop Manager at U-Drive Poole

Join our dynamic team at U-Drive's Poole Head Office as a Workshop Manager! This permanent position offers a competitive salary of £60,000 per year. Hours will be 42 hours per week Monday-Friday 8.00am to 5.30pm, with overtime opportunities available.

About U-Drive:

With a proud 40-year history, U-Drive is a respected family-owned vehicle rental company, specializing in offering a diverse range of high-quality cars, LCVs, and specialist vehicles across the UK. Our dedicated team is committed to delivering excellent service to both business customers and private hirers.

As a Fleet Workshop Manager, you will work with our fleet and engineering teams to manage the servicing, maintenance and repair of our fleet vehicles utilising a network of garages, mobile technicians, and third-party service providers.


  • Working with a Director to establish a strategic network of internal SMR garages and mobile technicians.
  •  Ensure that the workshop operates in line with our safe systems of work, and all legislative and H&S processes are followed.
  • Manage all KPIs, costs, productivity, and compliance measures in line with targets.
  • Manage your team to ensure that the workshops and mobile technicians deliver vehicle management and maintenance, including a robust quality control.
  • Plan and deploy sufficient resources to maximise technician productivity and service delivery expected by both internal and external customers.
  •  Provide commentary on operational performance to both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Setting the standards of compliance, behaviours and work ethics that place the customer at the heart of everything we do.
  • Build and maintain strong customer relationships.
  • Management and control of all parts use within the workshop.
  • Drive operational excellence against Company standards reducing operating cost, improving efficiencies, identifying, developing, and sharing best practice across the network.
  • Assisting the Fleet Team with technical advice and working with third party service providers.


  • A demonstrable and well-established experience level at middle-senior management within an automotive car and LCV bias.
  • Operational Management.
  • Ability to monitor, forecast, budget, and identify financial trends so that appropriate and corrective action is taken when necessary.
  • Familiarity with best practice standards, notable related to Health and Safety, Quality and Environment.
  • An excellent technical knowledge.
  • Analytical, problem solver and results driven.
  • Customer focused approach
  • A full UK driving licence


  • Enjoy 30 days annual leave with increases based on length of service.
  • Employee discount on U-Drive rental vehicles, including discounts for friends and family.
  • Company-sponsored training and development opportunities.
  • Access to an Employee Discount Program offering savings at over 3,000 retailers.
  • Employee Assistance Program in partnership with Health Assured.
  • Employee Pension
  • Company Car
  • Mobile Phone

If you are a hardworking individual who thrives in a varied workday, values customer service, and possesses the necessary skills, seize this opportunity to join an essential team at U-Drive.

Reporting, Location and Travel:

This role reports to the Director and will be based at our Head Office in Poole.

Apply now, and our Recruitment Team will be in touch to discuss your application.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity.

Thank you for your interest, we wish you every success with your application.

Poole Workshop


Workshop Manager


A demonstrable and well-established experience level at middle-senior management within an automotive car and LCV bias.