Vehicle sales

Vehicle sales

This apprenticeship is no longer available

“Selling used and new cars from a dealership or forecourt”

The vehicle sales apprenticeship prepares you for the many activities that go on in a car sales showroom. It takes a lot to sell a car: extensive knowledge of vehicles, the ability to read a customer, negotiation skills, and the self-confidence to pull it all off and secure the deal. As an apprentice, you’ll gain a broad range of skills used in a sales environment. You’ll learn how to identify a customer’s needs and interests; advise customers; promote the features and benefits of vehicles; appraise vehicles; and negotiate difficult sales. You’ll also learn how and when to make a successful compromise. There’s plenty to do behind-the-scenes as well, such as keeping the cars and forecourt clean, helping to market the dealership, completing paperwork, managing stock lists, and keeping potential customers up-to-date with new products and offers. These sales skills will serve you well in many areas of business, and every time you make a sale, you’ll feel satisfaction—and earn extra cash in the way of commission.

Duration: 18 to 24 months

Relevant school subjects: Business studies

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, particularly where good commercial skills are demonstrated

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

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk

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