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Apprentice Customer Consultant CAR SHOPS LIMITED

Why not gain experience, qualifications and be paid at the same time! With our specialist training programme to suit each individual we give you the knowledge to start your career.

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

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Closing date: 11 Oct 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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    18 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001731358

  • Positions

    1 available

What will I be doing?

You will be the first real contact that our customer has with CarShop. You will be doing outbound calls to customers who have found their perfect car online and have asked us to help make their dream a reality.

There are other responsibilities and you will learn about how CarShop provides the best possible customer service and how you can be a part of evolving our approach. By the end of the apprenticeship, you will be the expert and able to provide ideas to help us innovate.

What do I need to be successful?

No experience is necessary, and we don’t expect you to be an expert in customer service or the automotive world, it is all about attitude.  A keen desire to learn, a love of interaction with people and a passion for cars is all we are looking for.

What do we offer you?

Our fantastic benefits package includes:

  • Private medical insurance options
  • Salary sacrifice schemes including cycle to work
  • Discounted gym membership
  • Life Assurance scheme
  • And much more!!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Superb communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Naturally, due to the nature of the job you will have excellent customer service skills
  • It would be advantageous if you were proficient in the use of IT packages

That’s it, that’s all we need because if you have the right attitude we will help and support you with the rest.

Personal qualities

  • As with most jobs we would like you to have an interest and passion in what we do
  • Positive attitude – determined and solution focused
  • Professionalism and a smart appearance
  • A desire to continuous learning and development
  • Team player, with the personality skill set to thrive in a fast-paced and challenging business operation
  • Ability to build relationships at all levels
  • Self-motivated
  • Polite, calm, and approachable person
  • Flexible

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) are desirable but not essential.

Future prospects

Well the world is your oyster at CarShop. As long as you do a great job, CarShop will invest in your learning, development, and career progression. The CarShop Contact Centre manager likes to promote from within whenever he can and as the contact centre is growing then there will be lots of future opportunities.

The obvious choice for you would be to progress to be a Team leader then Supervisor however there are many more jobs in CarShop that you might be interested in and we will invest in you to help you reach your goals.  CarShop are absolutely committed to making sure you have a great place to work and are excited and engaged in what you are doing. CarShop will support and reward all of your achievements.

Things to consider

Once you have completed your application, our People Team will initially consider your skills and experience based on your CV and application. If suitable, our team will then contact you to advise you of the next stage.

We will ensure that all our resourcing processes are fair, transparent, and consistent across the UK. We want to ensure that the candidate experience is of the highest professional standard.

The company is committed to providing equality of opportunity for all employees. Furthermore, we aim to ensure our workplaces are free from discrimination and that not only employees but also our potential future employees are treated fairly and with dignity and respect. We will ensure that equality of opportunity maintains a high profile in our organisation.

You may also have experience of: Apprentice Sales Executive, Sales Executive, Sales Assistant, Sales Administrator, Sales Advisor, Sales Adviser, Sales Associate, Sales representative, Customer Consultant, Retail Assistant, Retail Advisor, Retail Adviser, Car Sales, Automotive Sales, Furniture Sales, Carpet Sales, Membership, Hospitality, Events, Apprentice Sales, etc.


About the employer

CarShop is part of the Sytner Group, the largest and most prestigious automotive retailer in the UK. At CarShop we understand that exceptional customer service can only be consistently delivered by attracting, motivating, training, and retaining the very best team members.

With this in mind, we put our employees at the heart of everything that we do by developing their talent and enabling them to build long term careers. Testament to this, CarShop has achieved a rating of 4.8 out of 5.0 on Glassdoor with 96% of reviewers stating they would recommend us to a friend as a place to work – ahead of other large national retailers like Apple, IKEA, and John Lewis.

As part of Sytner, CarShop aims to be the employer of choice within the motor retail industry. We put a lot of time and effort into finding and nurturing the very best candidates for every job, recognising, and rewarding your achievements and supporting your personal development.

Achieving this goal will help us maintain our position as the UK’s leading used car supermarket group. It will also enable us to set the standard by which all other motor dealerships and car supermarkets are measured.

Established in 1999, CarShop have a £700 million annual turnover, 55,000+ annual retail sales, up to 9,000 cars in group stock at any one time, over 1400 employees, 20 years of experience, 10 huge retail stores, and great ambition for continued innovation and success.

Employer

CAR SHOPS LIMITED

Address

Trax Park Decoy Bank South

Doncaster

Doncaster

DN4 5PD

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Training

Training provider

LEARNING SKILLS PARTNERSHIP LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Learning Skills Partnership

Contact

Holly Parkinson 07914252880 holly.parkinson@lsprecruit.com

What will I gain from this?

During this 14-15-month Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship with the CarShop you will work towards the following:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

This will be a fully site-based apprenticeship with on-site tutor visits and assessment on site and via Teams/Zoom.

This apprenticeship programme is delivered with a blended learning approach and includes a mixture of on-site tutor visits and online tutor led sessions. All delivery is completed in the workplace and you will not need to attend any off-site training.

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this vacancy please click 'Apply now' and you will be redirected to the GetMyFirstJob website where you will be required to submit an application. If this is your first visit to GetMyFirstJob you will be required to register on the website, please complete all fields upon registration and ensure you attach a copy of your CV.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 11 Oct 2021