Apprentice Parts Advisor (Lindop Bros Wrexham) Toyota Academy

Excellent opportunity to train as a Parts Advisor for a high profile car manufacturer, training under experienced staff members whilst you work towards a nationally recognised qualification, over a 2 year period at the state of the art Toyota and Lexus Training Academy.

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

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Closing date: 01 Oct 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

    Mon - Fri 8.30 am - 5.30 pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Are you interested in cars and the motor trade?  If successful, you will be employed by one of the many Retail Centres located all around the UK. The Parts Department is the centre.
  • As a full member of the Centre team, the Parts Advisor co-ordinates all parts sales, to make sure that customers and Technicians are always able to have the parts they need when they need them. This involves using the Centre's sophisticated computer system to log stock movements and produce orders, liaising with their colleagues, developing their selling skills to improve parts sales performance and dealing with enquiries from both trade and retail customers.
  • As you are employed by a local Centre for the duration of your apprenticeship, all your training fees and hotel accommodation, while away on training, will be paid for by your Toyota/Lexus Centre.  Apprentices stay at the Mercure Hotel, Derby. If you live locally, you'll have the option of travelling from home each day. Travel and accommodation are arranged and paid for by your centre (dealership). A bus service to and from the Academy is provided by the hotel. Breakfast and evening meals are included in the hotel costs and there are restaurant facilities at the Academy at lunchtimes and break times.
  • Your apprenticeship will last two years. During this time you will attend block release training at our state of the art training centre in Derby for 10 weeks. For the remaining weeks you will be working full time in a Retail Centre.


  • Stock control.
  • Taking inbound and outbound calls from customers.
  • Shadowing qualified parts advisors.
  • Using computer system to order parts.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Methodical.
  • Well organised.
  • Logical thinker.
  • Computer literate.

Personal qualities

  • Good communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Willing to study hard.

Qualifications required

  • Ideally, you will have GCSE grade A-C (or equivalent) in Maths, English and Science although this is not mandatory.

Future prospects

A competent parts adviser has many transferable skills throughout the retail motor industry. It is not uncommon for Parts Advisors to progress through the ranks to become, Parts Managers, After Sales Managers, Service Managers, even Dealer Principals!

Things to consider

Varied and interesting job, dealing with many members of staff within the centre and with customers. You may be expected to work some Saturdays.

About the employer

You will be employed by a Toyota/Lexus Retail Centre.


Toyota Academy


Glan-Llyn Road



LL11 4BA

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 3 in Vehicle Parts Operations.
  • Bronze Award (Toyota).
  • Functional Skills as required.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Parts

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Toyota Academy

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply online at and complete the application form in full.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017