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Apprentice Parts Retailer - F G Adamson & Son Michael Adamson & John Adamson

Manage John Deere’s sophisticated parts systems, run a profitable retail environment, merchandise goods effectively, and understand the value of John Deere products and the importance of selling on quality rather than on price. In contrast to the Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprenticeships, the Parts Tech programme is delivered mainly in the workplace.

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

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 8:30am - 5:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    20 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001701741

  • Positions

    1 available

As a company John Deere is renowned not just for its machinery, but also for its outstanding parts and service support.

Your apprenticeship teaches you how to manage John Deere’s sophisticated parts systems, run a profitable retail environment, merchandise goods effectively, and understand the value of John Deere products and the importance of selling on quality rather than on price.

In contrast to the Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprenticeships, the John Deere Parts Tech apprenticeship programme is delivered mainly in the workplace, i.e. at the John Deere dealership where you are employed.

Workplace training is supplemented with one week a year at the John Deere Apprentice Training Centre, Nottinghamshire.

Duties of a John Deere Parts Technician Apprentice will consist of:

  • Maximising sales potential from both internal and retail customers
  • Communicating across the business using a variety of forms including verbal and electronic
  • Processing parts orders from internal and retail customers along with processing warranty returns
  • Identifying specific components using electronic parts catalogue
  • Processing payment transactions
  • Supporting the dealer and your colleagues to carry out regular stock taking activities
  • Warehousing activities
  • Power Take Off (PTO) and hydraulic hose identification and manufacture
  • Marketing activities and promotional campaigns

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should be:

  • Technically minded
  • Have a practical ability
  • A logical thinker

Personal qualities

  • Good listener
  • Team player
  • Willing to study hard

Desired qualifications

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

It is not uncommon for Parts Technicians to progress through the ranks to become Parts Managers.

Things to consider

Plus points Working in a John Deere depot you will be a key member of an inclusive and dynamic workforce. The John Deere dealer of tomorrow is a challenging business, with a wide range of opportunities and exciting prospects for the right people. Possible negative points: The job can be physically demanding. As a parts technician you may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates.


About the employer

With the emphasis firmly on farming machinery, you will develop skills and proficiency in a wide range of technical areas, from routine maintenance and servicing through to complex component overhauls utilising the very latest diagnostic equipment.  Engineering is a practical subject, and requires a great deal of focus and thought.

Employer

Michael Adamson & John Adamson

Address

Station Road

Lincoln

LN3 5BB

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

Julie Jones or Emma Powell 01743 762044 recruitment@provq.com

The training programme includes:

  • Retailer qualification 
  • Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2 Certificated
  • Four blocks of specific John Deere product training spread over the 2.5 years at the John Deere Apprentice Training Centre in Nottinghamshire

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Go to www.apprenticeshipfinder.co.uk/john-deere and click on apply now to complete the registration form and online assessments. Remember to complete the form in full and to the best of your ability.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Sep 2021