Vehicle Parts Operative Apprentice N P A

Vehicle Parts/Operatives supply the vital parts and equipment that keep our vehicles on the road. You will be trained in all aspects of the skills needed to effectively carry out your role, which will include inbound deliveries and the preparation of orders for delivery.

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Closing date: 30 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

    Monday – Friday 08.30 – 17.00 (40 PAID HOURS)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will receive full training and support throughout the duration of your apprenticeship to gain both practical experience and technical knowledge.

You will be assessed through a variety of methods which could include observations in the workplace or more formalised examinations.

Training will be delivered both in the workplace and at Milltech Training. Who are based in the centre of Sunderland with excellent transport links. The key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Actively obtain picking notes to ensure all items are made available for deliveries
  • Assist with the deliveries from suppliers
  • Undertake accurate stock taking and stock reviews
  • Giving a positive impression to vehicle parts customers
  • Identifying and reporting security risks within a vehicle parts environment
  • Selecting and issuing motor vehicle parts
  • Receiving and storing vehicle parts
  • Processing orders for non-stock motor vehicle parts
  • Processing returned goods and materials in a vehicle parts environment
  • Entering and finding data using information technology within a vehicle parts environment
  • Communicating information electronically within a vehicle parts environment
  • Ensure that all work is completed accurately, efficiently and safely using company procedures correctly

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will be assessed through a variety of methods which could include observations in the workplace or more formalised examinations.

  • Good Communication
  • Excellent Practical Skills
  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions
  • Be flexible, adaptable to change and work with integrity
  • Ability to work as part of a team and individually
  • ICT skills

Personal qualities

  • Keen interest in the motor industry
  • Keen to learn with a can do attitude
  • You must be prepared to travel to Milltech Training once every two weeks to attend training sessions

Qualifications required

A Good Functional Level of Maths and English.

Future prospects

There may be room for progression in the future for the right person.

About the employer

NPA Motor Factors is a large independent distributor of motor components in the North East Of England.

Through our network of trading locations (Newcastle Stockton Sunderland Ashington Hartlepool Chester Le Street Richmond) we provide an express delivery service of top quality replacement parts to the motor trade in an area bounded by Alnwick in the north and Hexham In the west to York In the south.




Holland Park, Holland Drive

Newcastle Upon Tyne


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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 Vehicle Parts
  • Functional Skills if applicable
  • Technical Certificate

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Parts

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Milltech


Abby Stephenson

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017