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Ford Vehicle Parts Advisor Apprenticeship Buckingham Ford (T/U Redding & Redding Ltd)

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Parts Advisor. This is an exciting opportunity for an apprentice to work alongside fully qualified parts advisors to be fully trained in sourcing and supplying parts for light vehicles.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 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, 09:00 - 17:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    12 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001846034

  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity that offers a varied workload the apprentice will develop skills in a number of areas, including:

  • Safe storage of parts
  • Handling, storing, and receiving stock
  • Processing payments
  • Following company procedures
  • Identifying, sourcing, and ordering parts
  • Monitoring and solving customer problems/enquiries and processing customer’s orders

The Parts Advisor Apprentice will be working with both customers and workshop staff, over the phone and face to face, using computerised stock management systems and parts identification programme ECAT. A Parts Advisor Apprentice will support the dealership, improve sales, and provide excellent customer service.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

No skills required as full training will be provided.

Personal qualities

A keen interest in the vehicle industry with good communication skills both written and verbal. The Apprentice must be hard working and motivated.

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English.

Future prospects

A full-time career within the automotive industry with many opportunities to progress to positions of authority. The opportunities are endless. By having a highly regarded set of skills, apprentices can go on to develop their career within specific interests they may have such as progressing through the dealership.

Things to consider

The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £6.45 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.70 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).


About the employer

You will find Buckingham Ford is in the heart of the Town and only a 15 minute drive from both Milton Keynes and the M1 motorway or Brackley and the A43. There has been a Dealership at this location for over 100 years and we are proud of the good relationship Buckingham Ford has built up in the local community.

Employer

Buckingham Ford (T/U Redding & Redding Ltd)

Address

Ford Street

Buckingham

MK18 1AQ

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Training

Training provider

SKILLNET LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skillnet

Contact

Jamie rogan 01923 216165 jamie.rogan@skillnet.org.uk

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Functional Skills in maths, English and ICT (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Ford Masters Level 1 modules

Apprentices will be working and will be trained within the dealership and an advisor will visit at least every 4-6 weeks as part of a close support network to ensure that Apprentices are both enjoying and succeeding in their course.

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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