Apprentice Parts Adviser Servicesure Autocentres Liverpool L1 0AF Stanley Auto

You will monitor stock levels and stock control and liaise with customers, retail, trade and internal.

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

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Closing date: 03 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

    40 hours Mon to Fri 8.30am to 5.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001152369

  • Positions

    1 available

If you enjoy working with people within a close knit team, like the idea of working hard to meet customer’s needs, enjoy working with computers and communication systems, then this is an exciting opportunity for you.

The Apprentice Parts Adviser co-ordinates all parts sales to ensure that customers and Technicians are always able to have the parts they require when they need them.

This involves:

  • Using the company’s sophisticated computer system to log stock movements and produce orders
  • Liaising with their colleagues
  • Developing selling skills to improve parts sales performance and dealing with enquiries from both trade and retail customers.
  • Your advanced apprenticeship will last approximately 2 years.
  • During this time you will attend block release training at the ProVQ National Automotive Training Centre in Shrewsbury for 12 weeks. For the remaining weeks you will be working full time in a vehicle parts supply centre.

A competent Parts Adviser has many transferable skills. It is not uncommon for Parts Advisers to progress through the ranks to become Assistant Branch Managers, Branch Managers, Regional Managers and even Directors!

No formal qualifications are required but you must be literate and numerate. Modern logistic support processes and systems are highly complex and you must have a desire to become a first rate Parts Adviser.

You should also be prepared to learn maths, English, and communication with a specific emphasis on the motor industry.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Well organised
  • Ability to deal with different types of customers
  • Outgoing, engaging personality
  • Computer literate
  • Good listener
  • Team player
  • Willing to study hard

Personal qualities

  • Computer literate
  • Well organised
  • Ability to deal with different types of customers
  • Outgoing, engaging personality

Qualifications required

Ideally you will be have or be predicted good GCSEs in English, Maths and Science (or equivalent qualifications) although these are not essential. You must however be literate and numerate.

Future prospects

Servicesure Autocentres is a large, quality employer, and candidates with the right ability can progress swiftly to senior roles and management.

Things to consider

Plus points: 

  • If you find people interesting; enjoy working with computers and related systems, if you enjoy a fast moving, constantly challenging environment, you’ll love this job!
Possible negative points:

  • This is a sales and marketing role, it requires focus and an ability to work very well with people from a variety of backgrounds.
  • As a qualified Parts Adviser, you will be expected to work Saturdays on a rotational basis.

About the employer

Servicesure Autocentre is fully supported by The Parts Alliance, a major force in the distribution of parts in the automotive aftermarket with a group turnover that exceeds £475 million. The Parts Alliance is the UK and Ireland’s largest group of wholly owned and franchised businesses supplying OE and quality matching auto parts to national and local independent garages and workshops.

Employer

Stanley Auto

Address

Jamaica Street

Liverpool

L1 0AF

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Training provider

When successful you will be awarded:

  • Level 3, Advanced Apprenticeships (equivalent to two A-level passes):
  • VCQ Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Part Competence
  • VRQ Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Part Principles
  • Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 2

This will take approximately 18 - 24 months to complete. In total, across the Advanced Apprenticeship, you will attend 12 weeks of residential “off the job” training at the ProVQ National Automotive Training Centre in Shrewsbury. This is broken down into 1 week residential training blocks (a 2 week block at the start of the programme).

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Parts

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

C Buckley 01743 762807 carol.buckley@provq.com


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

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2017