Up to 20 new jobs are to be created in the South Lakes thanks to changes at Lloyd Motor Group.

The group has revealed it is bringing Kia and Volvo together at their Levens site - creating new roles as they continue their reinvestment in the area.

The expansion is part of refurbishment plans which will see internal promotions as the site looks to continue its dedication to local staff with manufacturer training and career progressions.

Mark Smith, head ofbusiness of Lloyd South Lakes Kia & Volvo, said: "This is going to be an exciting 12 months for Lloyd South Lakes Kia & Volvo as we will see a complete redevelopment of the Levens current site, with a new building and modernisation of all facilities. We will also see our Morecambe Kia operation relocating to Levens. With the expansion of the site, there will be new opportunities that will take the staff numbers from just over 50 to eventually over 70."

Lloyd Motor Group, founded in 1976, operates in 32 locations across Northern England and Southern Scotland and employs over 1,200 people.

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As part of this recruitment drive, Lloyd South Lakes Kia & Volvo will hold a recruitment open evening on Monday September 4.

Mark added: "We are holding an informal and friendly recruitment open evening in early September. Everyone is welcome to visit us, regardless of experience, and learn more about the career opportunities here.

"The site’s potential has been growing rapidly and we now have more exciting growth plans for 2023 and beyond."

Positions will include service advisors, a parts advisor and various technician roles including master technician, prep technician and apprentice parts and technician roles.

The expansion sees Lloyd Motor Group’s significant investment in the Kia and Volvo brands continue and follows extensive retailer refurbishments at its other retailer locations.

Rob Lindsay, franchise director at Lloyd Motor Group, said: "At the heart of Lloyd Motor Group’s brand lie our people and values. They drive our operating principles and ambitions, which are fundamental to how we work. We look forward to welcoming new colleagues to our South Lakes retailer at an exciting time for us and our industry." 

Interested candidates can find out more by visiting lloydmotorgroup.com and can contact Lloyd South Lakes on 01539 263252, or by visiting the showroom at Bridge End Garage, Levens, LA8 8EL.