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Customer Service Advisor Apprenticeship Wilmoths Citroen (Folkestone)

This exciting apprenticeship programme is ideal for someone who enjoys engaging with people, a challenging and varied working environment and who wants to develop a long-term career with an ambitious automotive brand. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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

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Closing date: 01 Nov 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, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm, however each of our dealers will have different requirements. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001736273

  • Positions

    1 available

The Apprenticeship Programme is geared toward training the right candidate to become a qualified Vehicle Service Advisor. But what does a Vehicle Service Advisor actually do?

The Vehicle Service Advisor role varies slightly by the 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.

A Vehicle Service Advisor deals directly with customers and acts as a go-between between the customer and Service Technicians, scheduling vehicle service work. They will handle administrative and customer relations aspects of service department operations.

Their duties may vary slightly from employer to employer depending on the size of the company, but they commonly include:

  • Interpreting customer concerns and comments and liaising with technicians
  • Booking/scheduling vehicle services
  • Liaising with customers about any additional work required
  • Estimating time and costs associated with repairs
  • Handling customer complaints
  • Responding to customer requests
  • Tracking the vehicle through the workshop

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication & listening skills
  • Problem solver and have attention to detail
  • Practical
  • Be very safety conscious
  • Be patient & well organised
  • Comfortable with the use of up to date information technology

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • Motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting a number of colleagues

Desired qualifications

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

'Equivalent' grades 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 focussed toward 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.

More information about the minimum wage for apprentices can be found on the Government website at:

https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

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


About the employer

Over the course of three decades, Wilmoths has grown to become one of the UK’s largest Citroën dealerships, covering Berkshire, Hampshire, Kent, Surrey and Sussex.

We have a network of showrooms in Ashford, Crayford, Eastbourne, Folkestone, Guildford, Hastings, Maidstone, Southampton, Winchester, Wokingham and Uckfield. At each dealership you’ll find a comprehensive array of Citroën products and services. We welcome personal customers and businesses alike to make the most of what we have to offer.

We’re proud to be a trusted partner of the one of the world’s leading automotive brands, and we’ve become experts in all things Citroën over the years. Our dedicated team is committed to helping our customers in any way we can, and you can rest assured that our advice is always impartial. All you need to do is ask.

Across the dealerships, we offer new car sales and approved used vehicles, along with aftersales services and manufacturer-approved parts and accessories. Our showrooms are contemporary and spacious making it easy to browse our latest Citroën selection at your leisure. Over in our state-of-the-art workshops, our manufacturer trained technicians are well equipped to keep your vehicle in prime condition throughout ownership. We have all the latest tools and diagnostic equipment to get you back on the road as soon as possible.

As part of our commitment to complete customer satisfaction, we offer competitive prices every day of the week. In addition, we also work closely with Citroën to bring you exclusive special offers, enabling your budget to stretch even further. We offer tailored finance packages so you can spread the cost of your purchase and we can help you if you’re a Motability customer too.

Employer

Wilmoths Citroen (Folkestone)

Address

Broadwater Garage

Old Portsmouth Road

Godalming

GU7 3BU

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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:

  • Our Apprenticeship Programme is an excellent way of ensuring we have high quality people working within our business. We're looking for ambitious candidates ready to take ownership of their development, work hard to achieve their potential and grow with an ambitious employer
  • The programme typically lasts for 18 months and you'll achieve a nationally recognised qualification - Customer Service Practitioner. We will support you to gain your functional skills, if you require them in maths and English
  • Block training is complemented by a combination of regular coaching visits from one of our experienced coaches as well as virtual classroom sessions and e-Learning modules

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