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Job Title : Vehicle Sales and Marketing Apprentice
Employer : Plan GB Ltd - Epping
Location : Epping, Essex, CM16 4AE
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Business & Admin
Vacancy Reference : VAC-51146
Vacancy Short Description : An exciting opportunity has arisen with Plan GB Ltd as a Vehicle Sales and Marketing Apprentice. While assisting the sales team by managing our marketing strategies you will study towards a Level 2 in Sales, with the opportunity of progression upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

This will be the 3rd time this role has been filled with the two previous successful apprentices now working as successful Contract Hire Consultants running their own client accounts.

 

Qualifications Required : GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths (or equivalent) - Lifetime can provide support with this training.
Vacancy Full Description : Plan have been established for over 20 years, from our head office in Epping High Street we have been providing tailor made car & van leasing solutions for both personal and business customer locally and nationwide.

Due to our continued success and growth we are in the position to offer a Vehicle Sales Apprenticeship to work alongside our established sales force. As our Vehicle Sales Apprentice your day to day duties will include.

• Research vehicle prices and discount levels by liaising with dealerships and manufactures.
• Compare these prices to the current market place and look for exclusive deals within the contract hire and leasing market.
• Update pricing on our website and various advertising platforms.
• Updating social platforms
• Supporting the existing sales team with vehicle quotations and researching vehicle lead-times with dealers.
• Answering the telephone and taking down information from new sales enquires. You will then work on the enquiry with an experienced sales consultant to form part of your ongoing training. This training will form part of your apprenticeship and your end goal which is a fully qualified regulated Contract Hire and Leasing Consultant.
• You will also undertake sales and product training each day.

To be successful in your application you must be driven to succeed, keen to learn, show a passion for business and present yourself as a future business professional from day one. This Apprenticeship opportunity is a true challenge that will stretch you daily but offers great rewards and future prospects in return.

Please be aware due to the nature of the role this would suit someone who is looking for an opportunity within the vehicle finance market place.

The main purpose of the role will be to.
1. To support the existing sales team.
2. Learn the contract hire and leasing industry from the ground up so at the end of your apprenticeship you are competent in all aspects of the market, from there depending on your skill set you can decide which route you prefer either a Retail or Corporate role.

At Plan GB Ltd we are aware that this role is a significant challenge for any Apprentice to take on. We aim to coach you throughout your time with us and for your commitment to us in return we will ensure that you are training fully in all aspects of the contract Hire & Leasing market place including product knowledge, Finance quoting systems and have an excellent understanding of both the sales and compliance processes.

If you feel you have desirable skills that you can bring to the role, the drive and passion to learn about our business, then we look forward to receiving your application.

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Monday to Friday 8.30am-5.30pm, 40 hours
Weekly Wage : £240.00
Application Deadline Date : 03/02/2020
Possible Start Date : 10/02/2020
Personal Qualities : • Well Presented
• Polite and well mannered
• Works well in a team environment
• Driven to succeed
Skills Required : • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office
• Competent typing skills
• Literate in spoken and written English
• Organised and can work to deadlines
• Completer/finisher
• Good telephone manner
People skills (caring/friendly/approachable/confident)
Future Prospects : Upon successful completion of level two intermediate apprenticeship, the right candidate will be offered the chance to complete a level 3 advanced apprenticeship leading to a full time role.
Training to be Provided : Functional Skills ICT
Functional Skills Maths
Functional Skills English
Apprenticeship in Sales L2
Other Information : The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)
Things to consider : Professional environment. Will involve desk work, telephone communication, dealing with clients both face to face and via the phone. Typing documents/quotations via a PC, updating database.

As part of the selection process we will contact you for a short telephone interview.

The key dates are to be used as a guide only. Should the right candidate be found, this vacancy may close early. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment.

Company Based in Epping High Street, no onsite parking but does have excellent rail and bus links
Please look at http://www.traveline.info/ which could help with public transport with route planning.
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