Apprentice Parts Retailer - Balmers Garden Machinery - Wakefield BALMERS GM LTD

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.

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

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00

    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 8.00am - 6.00pm, Saturday's may be on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000242215

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • 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

The training you will be getting

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 to expect at the end of your 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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

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

Trading for over 40 years, Balmers GM have grown to become one of the largest dedicated turf machinery dealers in the UK. From our depots in Burnley, Lancashire and Wakefield, West Yorkshire, we stock the latest new and used turf machinery for sale or hire from the industry's leading manufacturers.

Employer

BALMERS GM LTD

Address

Unit 13/14

Monckton Road Industrial Estate

Monckton Road

WF2 7AL

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Training

Training provider

PROVQ 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

Contact

Julie Jones or Emma Powell

recruitment@provq.com

01743 762044

Apprenticeship standard

Retailer

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

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 Jul 2024