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Customer Service Advisor Apprenticeship Lipscomb Maidstone

The role of a vehicle service advisor is to provide each and every one of our customers with consistently high levels of service at every contact with our dealerships. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    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 retailers will have different requirements.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001776509

  • Positions

    1 available

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

  • Problem-solving skills
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn
  • Team working/working with others
  • The motivation for the role/automotive and engineering interest
  • Personal responsibility and career ownership

All of our opportunities receive a really good response and so we're looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We're not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process.

The Volvo 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.

Desired qualifications

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

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English and maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted. 

Equivalent grades include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

Future prospects

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding business. Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focussed toward achieving an industry-recognised qualification.

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.


About the employer

Lipscomb Cars Ltd is a privately owned family group business with car dealerships in Canterbury and Maidstone , we have an enviable reputation for delivering first class service to our customers and strive at all times to exceed customer expectations.

Formed in 1996 we celebrate this year 20 years of business and have grown our business with a target of £45 million turnover for 2016 with our franchise partners. We offer full dealership facilities at all our locations which each have a Director on site to give leadership and support to our dedicated staff and enable them to make decisions to constantly improve our business.

We have developed strong relationships with our manufacturer partners Volvo and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and empower all our staff to take responsibility for the quality of their work and at the same time show respect for their colleagues working together to make a difference. To succeed we must do better than our competitors and constantly measure our performance against customer expectations.

Employer

Lipscomb Maidstone

Address

Performance House

Forstal Road

ME20 7XA

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Training

Training provider

CALEX UK LTD

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Volvo Training & Development Centre

Contact

Calex UK Recruitment recruitment.calexuk@gmail.com

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 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: 06 Jun 2022