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“Selling parts for all kinds of vehicles”

Vehicle parts sales representatives and parts advisers order, sell and manage stock control on a range of parts and accessories for all kinds of vehicles—from cars and motorcycles, to lorries, buses and coaches. As an apprentice, you’ll likely work in a retail outlet selling vehicle parts. You’ll learn skills including how to receive, move and store stock; keep records; write up orders; manage returns; process payments; and organise displays to promote vehicle parts. During this time, you’ll develop knowledge of vehicles in order to understand the purpose of different parts and how they function. The work is diverse and you’ll be working both behind the scenes receiving deliveries and at the front desk, serving customers. A large part of this job is customer service-based. Vehicle parts sales representatives and parts advisers serve a range of customers, from dealerships to regular members of the public. They also advise customers on how to solve problems with their vehicle.

Duration: 18 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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