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Kia Service Advisor Apprentice

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Job description

Would you like a career in the automotive industry as a Service Advisor working for Kia, a dynamic and exciting brand whose company ethos is "Family-like Care"? Duties include: meeting and greeting visitors, booking cars in for service.

Are you passionate about a career in 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.

GWR Kia are currently seeking a Service Advisor Apprentice to join their dealership based in Brentford. This is an exciting reception based role, working towards Level 2 and 3 Customer Service qualifications which also offers 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:

  • 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

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: 25/09/2019

Possible start date: 30/09/2019

Skills required

  • 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

Qualifications required

Minimum entry requirements:

  • Maths, English Language and ICT GCSE grades A*-C/9-4 and above (or equivalent)

Candidate requirements

The candidate must be able to travel to the workplace according to the working hours and by chosen method of transport.

Please note that anyone over the age of 18 may be offered to work over 40 hours per week.

Please note if the successful applicant is found prior to the closing date the vacancy maybe withdrawn early.

Training provided

  • 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. This is funded as part of your apprenticeship and will include hotel stay, subsistence and travel

Service Advisor, Intermediate Apprenticeship (1 year):

Framework Training will include: Nationally recognised qualifications:

  • IMI level 2 Certificate in Customer Service for the Automotive Industry ATA Accreditation - Customer Service Advisor
  • Bespoke Kia off-the-job training including certification to 'Silver' level Service Advisor
  • Regular in dealer review and assessment visits

Future progression

Upon successful completion and review of your Level 2 Apprenticeship (1 year), you will be re-assessed with a view to progression onto the Level 3 Apprenticeship (1 year).

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.

First question
Why do you want to work in this Sector?

Second question
Do you have a driving licence?

Employer information

Welcome to GWR Kia, the UK flagship Kia dealership and home to Europe’s largest Kia Showroom, located on Great West Road, Brentford. Whether you are looking for a new or an approved used Kia, our 4 showroom floors with a display of over 100 vehicles will guarantee to provide you with an experience like no other.

Address details:

Norton Way Motors Limited
963 Great West Road
Brentford
TW8 9FX

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Reference number VAC001554905
Working week Monday - Friday
8.30am - 5.00pm
(40 hours per week)
Expected duration 12 months
Apprenticeship level Intermediate
Related course Kia National Apprenticeship Programme
Salary £156.00 (Weekly)

Wages explained

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).