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Kia Parts and Service Advisor Apprenticeship SUTTON PARK MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED

Would you like a career in the automotive industry as a Parts and Service Advisor working for Kia, a dynamic and exciting brand whose company ethos is 'Family-like Care'? For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £240.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    04 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001774154

  • Positions

    1 available

Are you passionate about a long-term career within 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. Sutton Park Motor Company are currently seeking a Parts and Service Advisor Apprentice to join their dealership based in Sutton Coldfield.

This is an exciting role with 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:

  • Ordering car parts using on-line systems
  • Chasing up missing or incorrect parts with suppliers
  • Packaging and returning any unused/unwanted parts
  • Regular communication with mechanics
  • Liaising with customers to let them know when parts have arrived Inbound and outbound telephone calls
  • Advise and guidance of products
  • Drive the department forward with external sales and to maximise sales at every opportunity
  • Working to a high level of customer service at all times and remain courteous and police to customers
  • 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Computer literate
  • Have a keen interest in and knowledge of the motor vehicle industry
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • The willingness to also undertake basic duties as part of training
  • Mechanically minded

Personal qualities

  • Passionate about the automotive industry
  • Forward thinking and keen to learn with an interest in development and progression
  • Hardworking
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Must have a 'can do' attitude
  • Polite and courteous

Desired qualifications

Minimum entry requirements: maths, English Language and ICT grades A*-C (9-4) or equivalent.

Future prospects

  • There is high potential of a permanent role with the organisation upon successful completion of your apprenticeship with room for progression
  • Your salary shall be reviewed throughout your apprenticeship

About the employer

Sutton Park Group (est. 1991) acquired the Kia franchise in 2009   This was a major step forward in the growth of the business, enabling customers to enjoy a superb range of new cars together with a constantly changing selection of quality used cars.

Kia is available at our Coventry and Sutton Coldfield showrooms, but feel free to call in to any one of our 6 dealerships where our trained staff will be happy to help you with your Kia needs, or book you in for an MOT or service.

With six locations across the West Midlands: Coventry, Sutton Coldfield, Warwick, Burton-on-Trent, Tamworth & Stourbridge, we are dedicated to finding you the right vehicle, at the right price, with tailored finance packages to suit any pocket.

Employer

SUTTON PARK MOTOR COMPANY LIMITED

Address

Chester Road North

Sutton Coldfield

B73 6SP

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Training

Training provider

NOTTINGHAM COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nottingham College

Contact

Nottingham College Apprenticeship Team

Customer Service Practitioner Level 2 Apprenticeship 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
  • A dedicated pathway containing specialist training for Parts Advisor or Service Advisor will run alongside the Standard to ensure they gain full knowledge of their specialist area at the appropriate level

Apprenticeship standard

Customer service practitioner

Level 2 (GCSE)


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