KIA Parts Advisor Apprenticeship
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 who's company ethos is "Family-like Care"? If the answer is "yes" then the Kia Apprenticeship Programme could be the career route for you.
WJ King Kia are currently seeking a Parts Advisor Apprentice to join their dealership based in Sidcup. 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
- Advice 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
How to apply for this vacancy
You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.
Application deadline: 01/10/2019
Possible start date: 10/10/2019
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.
Minimum entry requirements: maths, English Language and ICT grades A*-C (new grading 9-4) or equivalent.
The candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to the working hours and by chosen method of transport.
You will be required to attend the Kia Academy in Nottingham for 'block release' training. This will include 4 separate weeks of block training per year of your apprenticeship. This is funded as part of your apprenticeship and will include hotel stay, subsistence and travel.
Parts Advisor, Intermediate Apprenticeship - Level 2, 1 Year. Level 3, 1 Year.
Framework Training will include: Nationally recognised qualifications
IMI level 2 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Competence
IMI Accreditation - Parts Advisor
Bespoke Kia off-the-job training including certification to 'Silver' level Parts Advisor
Regular in-dealer review and assessment visits
Functional skills if required
Based on successful progression to Level 3 which will take a further 12 months, you will also cover Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Principles as well as the above.
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.
Additional questions for candidates
During the application process you will be asked the following additional question(s) below. To prepare yourself, have a think about how you might answer them.
Why do you want to work in this sector?
Do you have a driving license?
Bells KIA opened its doors to Kia in Northampton on the 1st October 2010 and since then have been going from strength to strength. Part of Bells Motor Group, a family owned and run business and also home to Volvo in Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire for 47 years we pride ourselves on our professional, friendly and highly trained staff.
Norman-D-Gate Industrial Estate, Norman-D-Gate
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40hrs Mon – Fri – 8.00am -5.30pm
(40 hours per week)
|Expected duration||12 months|
|Related course||Kia National Apprenticeship Programme|
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).