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Auction Assistant Apprentice COX AUTOMOTIVE UK LIMITED

Cox Automotive are now seeking an Auction Assistant Apprentice to join their team in Northampton.

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

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Closing date: 14 Dec 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37.5 hours per week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    65 weeks

  • Possible start date

    21 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    26 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be responsible for providing effective and efficient support services to the Auction Centre on both sale and non-sale days, working as directed to ensure the smooth running of sales and providing customer service excellence at all times.

  • Responsible for dealing with general enquiries both at the front counter and over the telephone, ensuring these are dealt with in a timely manner, escalating to the relevant Manager as appropriate
  • Responsible for supporting the Auctioneer and rostrum set up on a sale day, ensuring the correct tools and paperwork are set up and ready for the sale and cleared at the end of a sale
  • Ensure tapes are available and set up to record a sale
  • Responsible for supporting simulcast during the sale, providing accurate and timely updates as appropriate
  • Responsible for responding to Police Notices, Parking Fines, updating the DVLA as appropriate, proving accurate and factual information at all times
  • Support with catalogue production, checking content to ensure it is correct and support the sale of Auction catalogues
  • Support buyer registration on sale days ensuring buyers receive excellent customer service at all times
  • Support with the completion of all private and trade vehicle entries, along with general office filing and administration as appropriate
  • To assist the branch where directed to support the branch and its customers

At Cox Automotive you will be working towards a Business Admin Level 3 Apprenticeship standard over the course of 15 months.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills both verbal and written
  • Willing to ask difficult questions to ensure the success of the organisation and projects
  • Ability to establish and maintain strong, trusted relationships
  • Good skills in MS Office tools especially Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Personal qualities

  • An independent, pro-active and 'can do' attitude and the ability to work well with teams across different areas
  • Not afraid to get into the detail to get things done and take responsibility for outcomes

Desired qualifications

  • No qualifications needed

Future prospects

  • Ongoing support and progression

Things to consider

  • The close date is only a guide, this vacancy will close early if a suitable candidate is found

About the employer

As the world's largest automotive services organisation, we're committed to helping our manufacturer, fleet and dealer customers meet the big, bold challenges of the digital transformation era. Cox Automotive has the broadest, deepest, and most complete view of the new and used vehicle ecosystem. We are driving the digital and physical transformation of defleet, remarketing and retail operations for our manufacturer, fleet and dealer customers throughout Europe and the UK.




Salthouse Road



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Lifetime Training Ltd



  • Business Admin Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Functional Skills in maths and English

Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 14 Dec 2021