Tps Stoke Llp

TPS for Volkswagen Group Stoke Parts Sales Executive Apprenticeship

Employer:

Tps Stoke Llp

Training Provider:

BABCOCK TRAINING LIMITED

Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week Monday – Friday. 08.30am – 17.30pm. Possibility of Saturday workings and/or shifts. Working week will be confirmed on application.
duration: 2 years
start: 6 January 2020
Stoke-On-Trent
Advanced(level 3)
Vehicle Parts (apprenticeship standard)
31 December 2019 (application closing date)
At TPS our Parts Sales Executive Apprentices have a diverse role. This includes sales (both on the phone and in person); stock control; health and safety logistics; order processing and delivering a high level of customer service using specialist product knowledge.

Responsibilities

This is a key role, interacting with different areas of the Centre in a dynamic working environment.

Over the course of the apprenticeship you will develop your knowledge of a wide range of products to understand the purpose of vehicle parts and how they function.  You will also develop life skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication while you work both behind the scenes and at the front desk.

The role requires you to be professional and approachable so that you can accurately assess customer requirements, advise them on parts required and process orders efficiently in a busy environment.

You will be involved in sales to help drive our business forward so confidence and a commitment to customer care are essential.

As a Parts Sales Executive some of your key objectives will include:

  • Accurately assessing customer part requirements
  • Using your product knowledge provide advice to customers
  • Stock control
  • Maintenance of accurate paperwork for Centre and customer records
  • Efficient processing of customer orders
  • Delivering high levels of customer service
  • Contributing to the delivery of sales targets

Future Prospects

Volkswagen Group (VWG) is one of the UK’s largest car retailers encompassing premium brands such as Audi, 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. 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.

Reality Check

The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour as of April 2019. This applies to 16 -18 years old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for apprentices applies to both time spent both at work and in training.

Please do not contact the retailer. Babcock Training are the main point of contact for this opportunity and carry out the full recruitment service for this employer. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

Skills Required

  • Our ideal Parts Sales Executive Apprentice will be an outgoing, confident and approachable problem solver who can deliver excellent customer service

Qualities Required

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

Qualifications Required

GCSE grades A–C (new grades 9–4) or equivalent in English, maths and Science.

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve National 4 or above in English, maths and either a Science or Technical subject. Standard Grades 1-4 and Intermediates are also accepted. 

'Equivalent' grades include:

  • BTEC first diplomas and certificates
  • OCR Nationals
  • Key Skills Level 2
  • NVQs
  • Essential Skills (Wales)
  • Functional Skills Level 2
  • Core Skills (Scotland)

Training Provided

Training will be delivered over a number of block release weeks at the National Learning Centre in Milton Keynes. Accommodation and transport will be provided as required. Here, our expert trainers will guide you through the training programme using a combination of e-learning, classroom learning and practical application.

When you return to your workplace, your personal, dedicated mentor will support your continued learning as you apply the skills and knowledge you have gained at the Learning Centre.

This is a fully rounded training experience where you will build life skills that last and gain both Apprenticeship qualifications and TPS standard certifications.

On successful completion of the two year programme you will receive the following:

  • Level 2, progressing to Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Principles (VRQ)
  • Level 2, progressing to Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Competence (VCQ)
  • 2 x Apprenticeship Completion Certificates  (at L2 & L3)
  • Level 2 Award in Employment Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)
  • TPS specific certifications
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