SEAT Parts Assistant Apprentice - Citygate Slough Citygate Automotive

This is an exciting opportunity for you to join our team as an Apprentice Parts Assistant. Our Parts Assistants drive sales of parts and accessories and liaise with the workshop team to ensure that they have the parts they need to work effectively. This is a varied role where you will gain the life and technical skills to build your career with us.

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

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Closing date: 29 Apr 2024

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.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 May 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000234765

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The Parts Department is at the heart of our operations. Our Parts Assistants are responsible for the stock control of a wide range of vehicle parts and accessories. This includes the ordering, selling and managing of stock to ensure that we meet the needs of our trade counter customers and to guarantee that our workshop team have the parts and accessories that they need to complete their daily tasks.

Your duties will vary from day to day and could include:

  • Providing advice to customers who are having problems with their vehicles
  • Taking sales orders from customers both face to face and over the phone
  • Stock control for vehicle parts and accessories
  • Maintaining an ordered stock room
  • Raising invoices for parts sold
  • Liaison with internal teams to ensure the correct stock is place at the right time

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 candidate will be methodical in their way of working and be able to demonstrate precise attention to detail.

As a central point of contact for both of our internal and external customers you will need to have excellent communication skills. You also should be IT literate (although full training will be provided)

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

The training you will be getting

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 personal, dedicated 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 to expect at the end of your 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 drive your career forward. Once qualified, the earning potential for a Parts Assistant is in excess of £20,000, 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, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/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 As part of our commitment to Diversity, Equality and Inclusion, all applications are automatically anonymised by our recruitment system. This is with the aim of realising our ambition to have a workforce that is reflective of the community we serve and eliminating unconscious bias, allowing employees to be appointed based on their talent, skills and experiences regardless of ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic. Please do not contact the retailer directly. Inspiro Learning carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. If you have any questions, please contact us on 0800 587 3051.

About the employer

At SEAT, there is nothing more important than our people. Their enthusiasm, commitment and skills are the dynamic force behind SEAT cars. Our people drive the innovation and technology, style and design in everything that we do. We are looking to enthusiastic and passionate people to join our team working as apprentices in our retail network and drive their career forward with us.

Employer

Citygate Automotive

Address

Citygate Slough

Bath Rd,

Slough

SL1 5QA

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Training

Training provider

INSPIRO LEARNING LIMITED

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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: 29 Apr 2024