Apprentice Parts Advisors Reference Number - 0123445567567
Location Multiple
Working Hours
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Salary TBC
Closing Date 30/09/2021

Within our Swindon Dealerships

The role of a Vehicle Parts Advisor is to provide each and every one of our customers and our UK dealer network high quality, professional service.

This exciting apprenticeship programme is ideal for someone who enjoys engaging with people and wants to learn more about stock management, vehicle parts, maintenance, and repair. We’re seeking ambitious people who are keen to develop a long-term career with an ambitious brand.

THE ROLE OF A VEHICLE PARTS ADVISOR

The Apprenticeship Programme is geared toward training the right candidate to become a qualified Vehicle Parts Advisor. But what does a Vehicle Parts Advisor actually do?

The Vehicle Parts Advisor role varies by the employer, based upon the specific needs of the location but the below explanation is a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

Parts Advisors are also known as vehicle parts operatives. They are responsible for ordering, selling, and managing stock control on a wide range of vehicle parts and accessories.

Duties may vary from dealership to dealership but will typically include:

  • Advising customers on how to solve a problem with their vehicle
  • Taking orders from customers both face to face and over the phone
  • Maintaining an ordered stock room and finding parts from stock
  • Raising invoices for parts sold
  • Liaising with other members of staff
  • Working alongside on-site Service Technicians to ensure they have the parts needed to complete their daily work

Customers may include members of the public, service departments of dealers, and garages.

YOUR DEVELOPMENT

Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high-quality people working within our Dealer Network. We’re looking for ambitious candidates ready to take ownership of their development, work hard to achieve their potential, and grow with an ambitious employer.

The Programme typically lasts between 12 and 24 months dependant on the career path chosen and you’ll achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

SKILLS & PERSONAL QUALITIES

All of our opportunities receive a really good response and so we’re looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We’re not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

Can you demonstrate:

Willingness to learn
Team working/working with others
The motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
Personal responsibility and career ownership
Problem-solving

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Age: 16+

Prior Attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C or 9-4 in Maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.

‘Equivalent’ grades include:

OCR Nationals
BTEC first diplomas and certificates
Key Skills Level 2
NVQs
Essential Skills (Wales)
Functional Skills Level 2

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