Vehicle Sales Executive Apprenticeship West Way Nissan

As a Vehicle Sales Apprentice you’ll benefit from extensive training by us and our manufacturer Nissan whilst gaining practical work experience. In addition you can ‘earn while you learn’ as you’ll be supported in studying for a nationally recognised qualification. Your role will be assisting in selling new and used cars.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours Monday to Friday 9-5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

As a Vehicle Sales Apprentice you will need to be organised, professional, knowledgeable, enthusiastic and well presented. This working environment can be quite competitive as there will be other sales executives within the same company as well as in other dealerships who are after the same business.

Duties may vary but you will typically be trained in the following areas:

  • Organising and managing your diary and appointments
  • Greeting and guiding customers around the showroom
  • Negotiating sale and trade-in prices
  • Arranging registration plates, road tax and vehicle delivery
  • Taking customers through the sales process
  • Providing information about the products and advising on suitability for the customer’s needs
  • Advising customers on additional products and services
  • Gathering customer data to enable you to keep them updated of promotions
  • Maintaining contact with new and existing customers through telephone and email
  • Assisting with advertising, promotions and website updates
  • Inspecting vehicle pre and post-sale
  • Assisting with ensuring that the showroom and products are clean, tidy and well presented at all times

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

As a Vehicle Sales Apprentice you will need to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge of the West Way Nissan Group
  • Confidence and an outgoing personality
  • A smart and professional appearance and manner
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Good level of numeracy
  • Ability to negotiate
  • Ability to build and maintain good customer relationships
  • Competent IT skills – both computers and other hardware such as tablets, smart phones etc.
  • An interest in vehicles and their new technologies
  • Ability to communicate technical knowledge to customers
  • Good presentation skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and the ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own caseload of work
  • Excellent work ethic

Personal qualities

Candidates must have a keen interest in the motor industry and be reliable, with excellent timekeeping and attendance

Other qualities the West Way Nissan group are looking for in their candidates are:

  • Motivated
  • Independent
  • Show initiative
  • Enthusiastic
  • Positive attitude
  • Well presented
  • Good sense of humour

Qualifications required

Qualification requirements for the West Way Nissan group include:

  • Maths & English GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent)
  • A level standard or equivalent education.
  • Full driving licence is essential for test driving and moving vehicles

Future prospects

Progression onto level 3 qualification within the business

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage 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 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

As the UK’s largest Nissan dealer group, West Way Nissan have dealerships nationwide covering the latest Nissan range, servicing and a wide selection of quality and used cars.


West Way Nissan


89 Spon End



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Training provider

  • It will take 12 months to gain the Full Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • To do this you won’t need to go to a further education (FE) college or training centre. Your time will be spent in a place of employment where you will get to learn practical skills from seeing the real working environment
  • You will shadow qualified advisors so that you are able to learn first-hand how to go about your job. You will also get the opportunity to assist in the day to day tasks
  • Once you pass your assessments and progress through your course you will be able to start completing tasks on your own
  • To ensure you are competent in completing tasks on your own a Remit assessor will visit you periodically at the work place to complete assessment testing with you

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Sales

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Remit Ltd


Matt Jeffries

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017