Parts Advisor Apprentice ASHFORD ORBITAL LIMITED

Would you like a career as a Parts Advisor working for Kia, Duties include: liaising with customer, suppliers and mechanics to order car parts.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri, 8-5 1 hour lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091052845

  • Positions

    1 available

Are you passionate about a long-term career within the automotive industry? Do you strive to deliver excellent customer service? Do you want to join the UK's most exciting and dynamic car brand who's company ethos is "Family-like Care"? If the answer is "yes" then the Kia Apprenticeship Programme could be the career route for you.

Ashford Orbital are currently seeking a Parts Advisor Apprentice to join their dealership based in Ashford, Kent. This is an exciting role with first-class training and outstanding long-term career prospects. The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training as well as building up confidence and gaining valuable work experience whilst undertaking the role.

Duties will include:

  • Ordering car parts using on-line systems
  • Chasing up missing or incorrect parts with suppliers
  • Packaging and returning any unused/unwanted parts
  • Regular communication with mechanics
  • Liaising with customers to let them know when parts have arrived
  • Inbound and outbound telephone calls
  • Advice and guidance of products
  • Drive the department forward with external sales and to maximise sales at every opportunity
  • Working to a high level of customer service at all times and remain courteous and polite to customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Have a keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training
  • Mechanically minded

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about the automotive industry
  • Forward thinking and keen to learn with an interest in development and progression
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Must have a ‘can do' attitude
  • Polite and courteous

Qualifications required

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Maths, English Language and ICT GCSE grades A*-C and above (or equivalent)

Future prospects

There is high potential of a permanent role with the organisation upon successful completion of your apprenticeship with room for progression. Your salary shall be reviewed throughout your apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to the working hours and by chosen method of transport.

About the employer

As an Apprentice with Kia you will receive the best training the industry has to offer. Being a full time employee of a Kia dealership you will earn while you learn and receive first class training at our state-of-the-art Kia Academy Training Centre.

Employer

ASHFORD ORBITAL LIMITED

Address

Monument Way

Orbital Park

Ashford

TN24 0HB

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Training provider

  • You will be required to attend the Kia Academy in Nottingham for 'block release' training
  • This will include 4 separate weeks of block training per year of your apprenticeship
  • This is funded as part of your apprenticeship and will include hotel stay, subsistence and travel
  • Parts Advisor, Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2, 1 Year. Level 3, 1 Year

Framework Training will include: Nationally recognised qualifications:

  • IMI level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Competence IMI Accreditation - Parts Advisor
  • Bespoke Kia off-the-job training including certification to 'Silver' level Parts Advisor
  • Regular in-dealer review and assessment visits

Based on successful progression to Level 3 which will take a further 12 months, you will also cover Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Principles as well as the above

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Parts

Training provider

CENTRAL COLLEGE NOTTINGHAM

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Central College Nottingham

Contact

Jo Bedward


Other information

The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices aged 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. Please note that anyone over the age of 18 may be offered to work over 40 hours per week. Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link provided to apply. If you require assistance with applying for this Apprenticeship please contact us on 0115 9457512 or email your CV to kiavacancy@centralnottingham.ac.uk, highlighting the vacancy that you would like to apply for.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Nov 2017