Northgate Vehicle Hire keeps thousands of businesses on the road and making money, 24 hours a day, seven days a week through the provision of a bespoke business solution; either totally flexible vehicle hire or a 12 or 24 month fixed term hire.

This allows Northgate’s customers to concentrate on what is really important to them; delivering great customer service and growing their business.

Northgate has been supplying and managing vehicles for businesses across Ireland for almost 17 years. We continue to grow and dominate the light commercial vehicle market with a fleet of approximately 4,500 vans and depots in Dublin, Cork, Limerick and a new depot opening soon in Galway.

What we do!

Businesses large and small choose flexible vehicle hire from Northgate as the alternative to purchase, contract hire or lease.

Over the whole life of your vehicles, flexible rental can save you money. Northgate’s all inclusive package includes everything from servicing, maintenance, tyres, breakdown and recovery to replacement vehicles.

We can also provide vehicles to any specification you need including your own livery. That’s why our customers choose long term flexible vehicle hire from Northgate.

Our History!

In 2001 Northgate Vehicle Hire Ireland opened with the first branch location being in Dublin. From 2013 we grew our business in Ireland with the opening of branches in Cork, Limerick and Sandyford, south Dublin. Last year we relocated our Dublin head office as part of our goal to continually improve the service we offer our customers. Currently we are looking at opening further depots in Ireland to further serve our growing base of customers.

The majority of our branches have their own workshops which enables us to plan and schedule maintenance events at times that will cause least disruption to our customers. We also have a partnership with the AA to provide breakdown support and recovery.

Why Northgate Wants to Invest In You!

At Northgate we are proud of the development opportunities that we offer our people and we are continually looking to develop our team members as our business grows.

Our senior leadership team wants to inspire everyone in the business to learn, have the right skills and to have a career in the business – if our teams are doing well then so do we!!

Everyone who works for Northgate is responsible for driving their careers forward. You need to be committed to your own learning and making the most of every opportunity. Whatever your role, wherever your ambition lies there are opportunities for you and we will be here to help and support you along the way – you are in the driving seat to go at your own speed…

There are many ways to learn - through others whilst at work, by creating your own learning opportunities or through training and development programmes. Whatever way you choose to learn we’ll encourage you to make the most of the opportunity.

Training & Development

We work with some of our most promising team members in the early stages of their careers to give them stretching learning experiences right across the business.

We offer training from the moment you join us either face to face or online.

  • Technical and Product events train our motor vehicle technicians on the specific requirements of different manufacturers as well as managing safety in the workplace and on the road
  • The Northgate Sales Academy includes a wide range of learning for our sales teams including practical selling skills, CRM, product knowledge and self insight.
  • HR and People Management Training supports our managers to improve their knowledge and skills around a host of people related situations including communication and recruitment
  • Our LEAD Management Programme is just one example of our excellent development programmes which is open to current, new and future managers. From this training, managers can go on to achieve their level 5 certificate in Leadership and Management (accredited by the ILM)

Your Career with Northgate!

We actively encourage promotion from within and work hard at creating opportunities. We regularly review our teams identifying specialist skills and talent and those that have the potential and the desire to develop their careers within Northgate.

Career development for us is not all about moving up a ‘ladder’. Many of our people develop their careers by moving around Northgate either into a different branch/workshop or into another area of the business. Your manager is there to provide support and guidance which they will do through annual reviews, agreeing a personal development plan with you and helping you to identify opportunities and projects across the business.

Working at Northgate


To improve your confidence from day one we equip you with the information that you need through our online induction which is available to you even before you join us. Most people will then work with their line manager on a tailored introduction to the business; however in some areas this initial training is extended

  • Workshop Induction focusses on our procedures and day to day responsibilities and duties
  • Rental Induction is an insight into all processes and procedures as well as the systems involved
  • Driver Induction looks at standards, how to interact with the customers as well as the Northgate product range

Perks & Benefits


  • 23 days holidays starting
  • Increases by 1 day after every two years to a maximum of 28 days
  • 1 day extra for your birthday


  • Generous Defined Contribution Pension scheme

Life Assurance

  • Increases for staff who join pension scheme

Free car parking

Reduced van rental (family & friends discount as well)

Reduced car service

Fitness classes - in house

The Team


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