Audi Customer Service Assistant Apprentice - Group 1 Audi Colchester BEADLES GROUP LIMITED

Our Customer Service Assistants are the main point of contact for customers when their vehicles are with us for maintenance or repair. We are looking for passionate, enthusiastic apprentices to join our team and help us to deliver a customer service experience that will delight our customers and encourage their continued loyalty.

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

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Closing date: 04 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

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

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    1 Year

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000160932

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The Service department is vital to the success of our business. Our Customer Service Assistants play a pivotal role in delighting our customers and encouraging their continued loyalty. 

This is a varied role where you will work with all departments bringing a friendly and energetic approach to your daily work.

Every day is different within the Service Department so the role will vary. Some duties on a day-to-day basis may include:

  • Customer Service; Arranging bookings and appointments, talking to customers both face to face and on the phone, communicating with the customer throughout the time that their vehicle is with us.
  • Administration; Completion of relevant paperwork for customer service and centre records, preparation of invoices, processing of warranty claims.
  • Teamwork; Liaison with all the relevant departments including workshop and management to deliver an amazing customer experience.
  • Upselling; Promoting the sale of accessories and service plans.

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.

Our ideal Customer Service Assistant apprentice will be an outgoing, confident and approachable problem solver who can deliver excellent customer service.

We are looking for people who are passionate about our industry and our brand. Some of the personal skills that you should think about showing us in your application are:

  • Enthusiasm and willingness to learn
  • Teamwork
  • Strong communication
  • Customer Service

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

Training will be delivered using a combination of virtual classroom remote learning and face-to-face block release weeks at our state-of-the-art training centres.

Our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

In the workplace, your dedicated personal mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained through the remote sessions and at the National Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and brand certifications.

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

·       Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Standard

·       Brand specific certifications

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, Bentley, SEAT, ŠKODA, Volkswagen, TPS, Volkswagen Paint and Body and Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles. This network of retailers spans the UK, providing a wide range of career opportunities.

Once your apprenticeship is complete, you will continue your learning journey and you will have the opportunity to drive your career forward. Once qualified, the earning potential for a Customer Service Assistant is between £20,000 and £30,000, so it is well worth considering the future opportunities that lay beyond the apprenticeship. Some of our apprentices have gone on to become team leaders and managers within the retail network or even joined our team at Head Office in Milton Keynes.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 – 4 (A* – C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 – 4 (A* – C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent One other subject (Grade 9 – 4 (A* – C) 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 Please do not contact the retailer. Inspiro 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

Audi is an exceptional brand fuelled by a passion to create the ultimate customer experience, which is why we are looking to invest in apprentices who can help us achieve our ambitious plans. There's never been a better time to join us, as we continue to enjoy massive success and unprecedented growth in the prestige car market. We are looking for the next generation of exceptional people to become part of our team and help us to delight our customers.

Employer

BEADLES GROUP LIMITED

Address

475 Ipswich Road

Colchester

CO4 0HQ

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Training

Training provider

INSPIRO LEARNING 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: 04 Jun 2023