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Parts Advisor Apprenticeship FG Barnes & Sons 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.

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Closing date: 27 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, 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

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    14 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001723171

  • 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 PSA 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 PSA 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.


About the employer

A family owned business, established in 1899.

The FG Barnes Group is a family owned company with a history spanning over 120 years. We are well-known for offering good quality, value for money and excellent customer service within the automotive industry across the South East of England.

New and Used Car Dealer based in South East England.

At our showrooms in Guildford in Surrey; Maidstone in Kent; Canterbury in Kent and Shoreham-by-Sea in Sussex, we offer a wide range of new and used cars by Vauxhall, Jeep, Abarth, Fiat, Alfa Romeo, MG, Subaru, SEAT, SsangYong and Nissan, as well as commercial vehicles and DAF trucks.

Our experienced Sales Teams can offer the individual customer or the company buyer an extensive range of new and used, private and commercial vehicles and our business managers are on hand to help you through the whole process of buying a car, including arranging finance and offering specialist Motability advice.

We have a great range of aftersales offers to help keep your vehicle running smoothly with service & maintenance, parts & accessories, and accident repair specialist centres. All our technicians are trained to our manufacturers' high standards, and our well-equipped workshops hold all the specialist tools and diagnostic equipment required to do the job to an excellent standard.

For used cars in Kent, visit Barnes Autostore where you can take a closer look at our great range of used car offers. For a friendly, local, and professional service - visit one of our new and used car dealers today.

Employer

FG Barnes & Sons Ltd

Address

Woking Road

Guildford

GU1 1RT

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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: 27 Sep 2021