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Apprentice Parts Advisor - Masons Kings - Chudleigh Mason Kings - Exebridge

Manage John Deere’s sophisticated parts systems, run a profitable retail environment, merchandise goods effectively and understand the value of John Deere products and the importance of selling on quality rather than on price. In contrast to the Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprenticeships, the Parts Tech programme is delivered mainly in the workplace.

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Closing date: 31 Dec 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, between 8am and 6pm, shifts to be confirmed. Saturday's may be on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000095697

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Communicating across the business using a variety of forms including verbal and electronic
  • Processing parts orders from internal and retail customers along with processing warranty returns
  • Identifying specific components using electronic parts catalogue
    Processing payment transactions
  • Supporting the dealer and your colleagues to carry out regular stock taking activities
  • Power Take Off (PTO) and hydraulic hose identification and manufacture
  • Marketing activities and promotional campaigns

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

Level 2 Retailer standard: 

  • Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2 Certificated

Four blocks of specific John Deere product training spread over the 2 years at the John Deere apprentice training centre in Nottinghamshire.

In contrast to the Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprenticeships, the John Deere Parts Tech apprenticeship programme is delivered mainly in the workplace, i.e. at the John Deere dealership where you are employed.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

It is not uncommon for Parts Technicians to progress through the ranks to become Parts Managers.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C/4 or above) Desired

Things to consider

Plus points: Working in a John Deere depot you will be a key member of an inclusive and dynamic workforce. The John Deere dealer of tomorrow is a challenging business, with a wide range of opportunities and exciting prospects for the right people. Possible negative points: The job can be physically demanding. As a parts technician you may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods

About the employer

Masons Kings are a leading, family run, Agricultural and Turf dealership, plus Country Store, with over 30 years experience in the industry. We were established in 1974 as an agricultural machinery dealer and in 1985 became one of the first John Deere dealerships in the South West. Further expansion of the product range came in 2000 when a Turf equipment department was opened.

Employer

Mason Kings - Exebridge

Address

RIXEY PARK

KINGSTEIGNTON ROAD

CHUDLEIGH

TQ13 0BY

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ LIMITED

Contact

Julie Jones or Emma Powell

recruitment@provq.com

01743 762044

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Simply visit http://www.apprenticeshipfinder.co.uk/john-deere and click apply. Complete the application form and assessments in full and to the best of your ability.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Dec 2022