Job opening in UK for a service station tester

By ETX Daily Up | 26 September 2023

LONDON: UK residents can now earn money by rating service stations. The unusual job offer has just been posted online.

The advert, published by price comparison site Scrap Car Comparison, is causing quite a stir. It's not a full-time job, but rather a part-time one, ideal for making ends meet when you spend a lot of time behind the wheel.

The job will pay £500 (around US$610) and will involve checking that stations are properly equipped for electric vehicle owners.

To determine the best service stations in the land, the company will shortly be recruiting what it claims is the world's first ever service station tester. Service stations are an essential part of everyday travel, but they often suffer from a bad reputation.

The idea is to take a closer look at some of the country's best and busiest stations, to check whether reported statistics actually reflect reality, particularly when it comes to the availability and efficiency of electric charging stations.

The person in charge of this mission will also have to report on the general cleanliness, amenities and other facilities offered by each station visited.

Candidates must, of course, hold a UK driving licence, be able to get to and from each service station on their own, and "have a strong enthusiasm for service stations."

To apply, candidates must fill in an online form and explain why they would make a perfect service station tester. Applications are open until Oct 1.