Apprentice Parts Consultant Islington Trowbridge Limited

This is a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious individual to join an exciting and vibrant company to develop a future career as a Vehicle Parts Consultant.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    1. Working days:Mon-Fri (may include alternate Saturdays in the future) 2. Time for lunch:1hr 3. Total hours per week:45 4. Total paid hours (excluding lunch):40

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Parts Consultant Apprenticeship responsibilities will include: 

  • Building long-term relationships with local customers
  • Managing stock and picking parts
  • Learning the operational aspects of the warehouse
  • Taking orders over the telephone
  • Making outbound calls to raise customer awareness
  • Actively promoting offers, discounts and customer competitions
  • Limit credits and returns by sending the right parts, first time
  • Become an essential, trusted part of your customers’ business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Motivated
  • Willingness to learn 
  • Positive attitude

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeping.
  • Good communication skills.
  • A keen interest in administration.

Qualifications required

The ideal candidate will have GCSEs, or equivalent, grade C or above in Maths & English Language.

Future prospects

An excellent opportunity to progress in a forward thinking company.

Things to consider

Applicants should consider travel distance to the employer. Access to transport would be beneficial. For an idea of distance to travel, this link may be of use Training on the Apprenticeships Programme for 16 to 18 year olds is a priority and fully-funded by Government. Training for Apprenticeships for those over this age is part funded, with employers expected to make a part or full contribution. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: Closing, interview and possible start date for this vacancy are subject to change. Interviews could commence at any time. You should apply immediately to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

We are extremely pleased to announce that we have recently acquired Trowbridge Ford, located just 100 yards from our Citroen, Suzuki and Peugeot Dealership on Canal Road, Trowbridge.With up to 60 used Ford cars on site, a fully equipped workshop and factory trained technicians, we are perfectly placed to deliver outstanding service to current & future Ford owners in Trowbridge, Melksham, Bradford on Avon, Bath & Corsham.We will be embarking on an extensive renovation programme in the coming months to bring our trade mark high quality standards to Ford that customers can already experience in our other showroom in Trowbridge.


Islington Trowbridge Limited


Trowbridge Motor Park Canal Road


BA14 8RL

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Training provider

  • The candidate will follow an intermediate apprenticeship training programme where they will study a Vehicle Parts Level 2 Diploma.
  • If the candidate does not already hold relevant qualifications in Maths, English and ICT they may also be required to complete Functional skills qualifications in Maths, English and ICT at level 1.
  • The apprentice will attend S&B Automotive Academy on 3 x 3 day seminars throughout the year.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Parts

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by S&B Automotive Academy Ltd


Zoe Buckley 07852344136

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017