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Kia Service Advisor Apprentice (Westcliff-on-Sea) SMC Ford

Would you like a career in the automotive industry as a Service Adviser, working for Kia, a dynamic and exciting brand whose company ethos is 'Family like Care'? Duties include meeting and greeting visitors, booking cars in for service and MOT's etc.

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Closing date: 30 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 to Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000104392

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Are you passionate about a career in the automotive industry? Do you strive to deliver excellent customer service? Do you want to join the UK's most exciting and dynamic car brand whose company ethos is "Family like Care"? If the answer is "yes", then the Kia Apprenticeship Programme could be the career route for you.

Allen Motor Group (Kia Southend) are currently seeking a Service Advisor Apprentice to join their dealership. This is an exciting reception-based role, working towards a level 2 customer service qualification, which also offers first-class training and outstanding long-term career prospects.

The comprehensive programme provides you with an exciting and challenging opportunity to achieve formal qualifications through extensive product training as well as building up confidence and gaining valuable work experience whilst undertaking the role.

Duties will include:

  • Acting as the first point of contact for all customers entering the dealership and ensuring they receive the best customer service experience
  • Upselling and cross-selling additional products and services
  • Booking in cars for MOT's and service
  • Liaising with workshop vehicle technicians for updates with vehicle repair timescales
  • Liaising with customers in a professional, polite and courteous manner, both face to face and via the telephone
  • Working to a high level of customer service at all times
  • General ad hoc duties as and when required

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

Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Standard. You will be required to attend the Kia Academy Training Centre in Nottingham for your block release training.

This will involve 4 separate 1-week blocks of training per 12 months of your apprenticeship. This is funded as part of your apprenticeship and will include hotel stay, subsistence and travel.

Service Advisor, Intermediate Apprenticeship (1 year).

Standard training will include:

  • Nationally recognised qualifications IMI level 2
  • Certificate in Customer Service for the Automotive Industry
  • ATA Accreditation Customer Service Advisor
  • Bespoke Kia off-the-job training including certification to 'Silver' level Service Advisor
  • Regular in dealer review and assessment visits

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible permanent position on the completion of the apprenticeship.

On completion of the apprenticeship the average salary of a parts and service advisor is anywhere between 22k-28k.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

The candidate must be available to start as soon as possible and be able to travel to the workplace according to the working hours. The candidate must be able to attend the block release training weeks. The current National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.81 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 18 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. * Please note that anyone under the age of 18 will only work a maximum of 40 hours per week. Any role which exceeds these hours on advert will be amended accordingly to fall in line with the legislation * Please note that if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early This apprenticeship is work based learning therefore most of the time you will be working at the employers address. Depending on your training you will only need to attend college in Nottingham for initial assessments, enrolment and a few other rare occasions.

About the employer

At Allen Kia – Kia dealerships we specialise in the sale of new and used Kia cars. In addition to this, we also offer services to suit all our customer’s needs including car servicing, repairs and a reputable high level of aftersales care. If you are considering purchasing a Kia then why not pop along to one of our dealerships in Bath, Brentwood, Southend or Solihull to have a look at our full and varied range of new and used cars. With experienced and friendly staff at the ready to assist with any queries you may have and to help advise on a car that would best suit your needs.

Employer

SMC Ford

Address

691 Prince Avenue

Westcliff-On-Sea

SS0 0JA

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Contact

Molly

molly.poyzer@nottinghamcollege.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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