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Apprentice Parts Retailer - Ben Burgess - Norwich Ben Burgess Garden Equipment Ltd

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

    01 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001732405

  • 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 to have 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.


About the employer

Ben Burgess has been serving the local farming community since 1931 and has supplied grounds care equipment since 1962. We have six depots in East Anglia; Aylsham, Beeston, Coates, Ellington, Newmarket and Norwich with specialist sales, parts, service and hire teams covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. We also specialise in selling quality used agricultural, construction and grounds care machinery across the UK or for export worldwide. We have a sales force specialising in various fields of expertise, 85 highly trained technicians, dedicated parts teams and a comprehensive hire department serving our agricultural, construction and grounds care customers.

Employer

Ben Burgess Garden Equipment Ltd

Address

38

Europa Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2EN

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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 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 and assessments 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