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Parts Advisor Apprenticeship Wilson & Co Motor Sales Ltd

This exciting apprenticeship programme is ideal for someone who enjoys engaging with people and wants to learn more about stock management, vehicle parts, maintenance and repair. We’re seeking ambitious people who are keen to develop a long-term career with an ambitious brand.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:30 - 17:30, however each of our dealers will have different requirements.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001694623

  • Positions

    1 available

The role of a vehicle parts advisor is to provide each and every one of our customers with consistently high levels of service within the parts department.

This exciting apprenticeship programme is ideal for someone who enjoys engaging with people and wants to learn more about stock management, vehicle parts, maintenance and repair. We’re seeking ambitious people who are keen to develop a long-term career with an ambitious brand.

The role of a Vehicle Parts Advisor:

The apprenticeship programme is geared toward training the right candidate to become a qualified vehicle parts advisor. But what does a vehicle parts advisor actually do?

The vehicle parts advisor role varies slightly by employer based upon the specific needs to the location. The below explanation is therefore a guide to support you in understanding what the role might entail.

Parts Advisors are also known as vehicle parts operatives. They are responsible for ordering, selling and managing stock control on a wide range of vehicle parts and accessories.

Duties may vary from employer to employer but will typically include:

  • Advising customers on how to solve a problem with their vehicle
  • Taking orders from customers both face to face and over the phone
  • Maintaining an ordered stock room and finding parts from stock
  • Raising invoices for parts sold
  • Liaising with other members of staff
  • Working alongside on-site service technicians to ensure they have the parts needed to complete their daily work
  • Customers may include members of the public, service departments of dealers, and garages

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The Peugeot Citroen DS Academy commits to supporting the development of its apprentices technical, employability and broader personal development skills, to ensure they can progress and develop their career. That is why, when it comes to selecting the right people to become Peugeot Citroen DS apprentices, it’s as much about attitude as it is about vocational and academic success.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • Enthusiasm for our industry

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) in maths and English. Predicated grades are accepted.

Equivalent grades could include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key skills Level 2
  • NVQ's
  • Functional skills Level 2

Future prospects

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding dealer network.  Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focused towards achieving an industry recognised qualification that's recognised across the motor industry.

This is the grounding for your future development within the network and opportunities exist, once qualified, to further develop your skills and to move into new roles.

Things to consider

We welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender and ethnic group and appointment will be based on merit alone.  Being committed to equal opportunities, if you have a disability, please state this during the application process.

Measures will be put in place to support you through your application and apprenticeship journey.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

The company has been established since 1998 and has grown from the original site at Scunthorpe to form a Market Area with Grimsby and then in 2004 with the purchase of the Bolton Market Area with sites on Manchester Road, Bolton and in Chorley.

In 2013 a KIA Dealership at Boston also became part of the group, trading as Drayton Motors.

In 2018 Wilson and Co opended their second Kia dealership in Louth, again trading as Drayton Motors.

2019 saw the adddition of a Vauxhall Aftersales and a used car showroom in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire and also the addition of Vauxhall Aftersales to the recently established KIA dealership at Louth.

Wilson and Co employ close to 300 employees or 'members of the co' as we like to be known, across the seven sites.

Here at the Co, we are all about Driving Excellence in all that we do and have five core values to ensure we do achieve this.

Employer

Wilson & Co Motor Sales Ltd

Address

Manchester Road

Bolton

BL3 2NY

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Training

Training provider

CALEX UK LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Calex UK Ltd

Contact

Calex UK Recruitment recruitment.calexuk@gmail.com

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Nov 2021