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Jaguar Land Rover Sales Assistant Apprentice LISTERS GROUP LIMITED

Selling prestigious Jaguar Land Rover vehicles requires extensive product knowledge and a passion for the brand. On our Apprentice Programme you will learn how to quickly identify a customer’s needs and interests, promote the features and benefits of vehicles and negotiate sales. The skills attained on the programme will last a lifetime.

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

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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. 0830 – 1730. Possibility of Saturday workings and / or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    21 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000068445

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

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

Vehicle Sales Assistants or vehicle salespeople are responsible for selling new and used vehicles.

Duties commonly include:

·       Greeting customers, discussing their needs and advising them on the most suitable vehicle

·       Arranging test drives

·       Negotiating sale and trade-in prices

·       Working out finance arrangements and packages, which may include organising registration plates, road tax and delivery of vehicles

·       Highlighting any additional products relevant to the customer

·       Processing orders and completing relevant paperwork, which may include carrying out stock checks using manufacturers’ databases

·       Updating customers on the progress of orders and contacting potential customers to update them about new vehicles and deals

·       Updating stock lists

·       Managing advertising and updating the website

·       Keeping the forecourt and cars clean and tidy

·       Providing potential customers with relevant literature and information

·       Inspecting vehicles pre- and post- sale

·       Attending auctions

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our team and embark on a long-term career, with excellent earning and progression opportunities once you complete your apprenticeship.

In larger organisations you may work as part of a team, specialising in one aspect of selling. In smaller organisations you may be responsible for all aspects of vehicle sales.

 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

As well as employment in our retailer, you will be given the training and support you need to develop both personally and professionally.

Using a combination of classroom-based training, e-learning, practical training and application of learning, you will be guided by your trainers and personal mentor along to the road to success.

This apprenticeship combines off-the-job training with on-the-job learning, and you will be supported every step of the way.

On successful completion of the one-year programme you will receive the following:

·       Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Standard

·       Jaguar Land Rover specific certifications

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding Retailer Network. Once qualified, the earning potential for a Sales Assistant is commission based, so it is well worth considering the future opportunities that lay beyond the apprenticeship. Your early development is carefully mapped through your Apprenticeship journey with your learning focused toward achieving an industry recognised qualification. Embedded within your training are the Jaguar Land Rover global training materials. This is the grounding for your future development within the network and our Learner Management System, Excellence will guide you through your short, medium and long term career path.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

The latest information on the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices can be found at https://www.gov.uk/become-apprentice/pay-and-conditions If you can’t apply online, please contact us on 020 3897 3889. Please do not contact the retailer. Babcock Training are the main point of contact for this opportunity and carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

About the employer

Jaguar Land Rover is the UK's largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel- drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques. The company employs almost 38,000 people globally and supports around 275,000 more through our retailers, suppliers and local businesses. We are looking for people who share our passion to join our highly successful Retailer Apprenticeship Programme. We recognise the importance in identifying talented people to become the next generation of professional retailer employees and help us achieve our ambitious growth plans.

Employer

LISTERS GROUP LIMITED

Address

Stratford Rd,

Shirley

Solihull

B90 2EB

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Training

Training provider

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

In order to be considered for this role, you are required to complete an online application via the link listed. Your online application will be forwarded to our specialist recruitment team. If you are successful in your application, they will talk to you directly and guide you through the next stages of application.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 20 Aug 2022