Volvo Cars Parts Advisor Apprentice Mill Garages

A fantastic apprenticeship opportunity within the Volvo Cars Dealer Network where you can learn and develop both new and your existing skills in an exciting and challenging role - best of all you'll earn while you learn!

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Closing date: 08 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 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 £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 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).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday with 30 minutes lunch break Over 18s will be expected to work some Saturdays once they have gained some experience

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    30 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Candidate’s Daily Duties Will Involve: 

  • This job is a combination of administration, stores-management and sales all within the same role.
  • Consult, advise and sell vehicle parts, components and accessories to your customers.
  • Take orders and source the parts required by your colleagues.
  • Control and organise the storage of large amounts of stock.
  • Finding parts and components when they are ordered.
  • Ordering fresh stock, when required from Volvo and other suppliers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication & listening skills.
  • The ability to engage with customers and build rapport.
  • Be well organised and able to process detailed information.
  • Comfortable with the use of information technology.
  • The ability to work as part of a team, supporting a number of colleagues.

Personal qualities

  • Motivated to offer excellent customer service.
  • Desire to work in a results-focussed environment.
  • Take responsibility to keep your product knowledge up to date and relevant.
  • Flexibility to work within Retailer opening hours, including weekends.

Qualifications required

  • You will need 3 GCSEs or equivalent at A-C, especially Maths, English, ICT or equivalent.

Future prospects

•Potential to secure a full time permanent position at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

The off the job training will be conducted at the Volvo training centre in Daventry, Northants which may involve you staying away from home for 2-4 nights every 2-3 months, the cost of travel costs and accommodation would be met by the employer. From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Employer Description - Mill Garages: Mill Garages has a long history of operating Volvo car dealerships across the North East of England for over 50 years. It is a privately owned group with over 250 staff in employment throughout the many locations. Mill Garage Harrogate strives to be the best Volvo dealership in Yorkshire. Volvo Cars Description: The first Volvo rolled off the production line in Gothenburg way back in 1927 and since then, we’ve gone from strength to strength, creating world-changing innovations along the way. Volvo Cars a global brand with manufacturing in Sweden, Belgium and China. Our vision is to be the world’s most progressive and desired premium car brand. And we believe our global success will be driven by making life less complicated for people, while strengthening our commitment to safety, quality and the care for the environment. Learning Provider: Volvo Training & Development Centre in partnership with the Consortium of Vocational and Educational Trainers Limited.


Mill Garages


Grimbald Crag Road



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Training provider

Over the 24 – 30 month programme you will initially work towards a Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship in Vehicle Parts before progressing to a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship also in Vehicle Parts, and receive the following:


  • At work training supported with coaching and assessment.
  • Instructor led training  at Volvo’s Training & Development Centre at Daventry.
  • Online learning modules (+ other elective sessions if you wish).
  • Webinar based modules.
  • Qualification unit assignments: completed by self-study/in dealer study.
  • In dealer and web based assessments towards your qualification.

Apprenticeship framework

Vehicle Parts

Training provider


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


Aidan Tierney

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Closing date: 08 Sep 2017