Kia Taunton Job: Apprentice Sales Professional - Howards Kia Taunton
  • Howards Motor Group

    01823 364150

    Priorswood Rd, Taunton
    TA2 8DN



  • Apprentice Sales Professional - Howards Kia Taunton

    Date Added:
    07 May 2024

    Kia Taunton

    £6.40 per hour for the first 12 months of training

    Closing Date:
    19 May 2024

    Contract Type:
    Fixed Term Contract

    Job Reference:



    Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to begin your career in the automotive industry?

    Then why not become an Apprentice Genius in Sales at one of UK`s leading franchised dealerships where you will get the training and qualifications you require for your selected career! The apprenticeship is geared toward training the right candidate to become a fully-fledged  Sales professional with the opportunity to gain permanent employment within the Group.   You will start this exciting journey at Howards Kia, Taunton.

    But what does a Kia Sales Genius do? You will be responsible for excellent customer service, providing a friendly welcome to customers and ensuring that they have all the information needed, including specific information for electric vehicles.    You will complete product presentations, test drives and vehicle handovers, enhancing the customer experience at every point of contact.

    If you are under the age of 18 – you will work 40 hours per week and be expected to work weekends on a roster basis  – an important part of working in the retail environment.  Hours and pay will increase once you have completed your first 12 months of training and are 18.

    This role is ideal for an energetic individual who is looking to progress their career within a fast paced environment and has the ability to work to and achieve targets and objectives, while maintaining a high standard of performance. If you are successful you can look forward to on-going training opportunities, career progression and a range of benefits you would expect from an employer of choice. If you are interested in joining the most progressive team in the industry please apply now.

    Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will gain a Level 3 Customer Service NVQ/Customer Service Specialist.   The training will take approximately 15 months.

    About you

    GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 4/C or above) essential.  No other formal qualifications required.

    Desired skills & Qualities

    You should be computer literate, well organised, able to deal with different types of customers, follow instructions and think logically; working in a busy and fast paced environment.   Driving licence or ability to obtain driving licence necessary.

    Training to be provided

    With mentoring, support and monitoring whilst at work, plus off site residential training, you will gain the knowledge and skills required to achieve the qualification from working with some highly skilled professionals.


    Age: 16+     Prior Attainment: GCSE (or equivalent) grade 4/C or above in Maths and English (Predicted grades considered). 


    • Discounted MOT & Service costs  
    • Enhanced Holiday Allowance - Increasing with service and including your Birthday
    • Employee Long Service Recognition Scheme 
    • Pension Scheme with a well known and established provider (when you fulfil selected criteria)
    • Life Assurance Scheme
    • On the job, Group and Franchise training
    • Great career opportunities

    How to apply

    Please click through on the link below to upload your CV

    Closing Date & Interviews

    The closing date will be midnight on 19 May 2024

    We are an Equal Opportunity employer and are committed to accommodating the needs of individuals with disabilities. If you require any specific accommodations during the interview process, please let us know.


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  • Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows Howard Garages (Weston) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders and to act as an agent on behalf of the insurer for insurance distribution activities only. Company Number: 1108986

    We can introduce you to a selected panel of lenders, which includes manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent. An introduction to a lender does not amount to independent financial advice and we act as their agent for this introduction. Our approach is to introduce you first to the manufacturer lender linked directly to the particular franchise you are purchasing your vehicle from, who are usually able to offer the best available package for you, taking into account both interest rates and other contributions. If they are unable to make you an offer of finance, we then seek to introduce you to whichever of the other lenders on our panel is able to make the next best offer of finance for you. Our aim is to secure the best deal you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. Lenders may pay a fixed commission to us for introducing you to them, calculated by reference to the vehicle model or amount you borrow. Different lenders may pay different commissions for such introductions, and manufacturer lenders linked directly to the franchises that we represent may also provide preferential rates to us for the funding of our vehicle stock and also provide financial support for our training and marketing. But any such amounts they and other lenders pay us will not affect the amounts you pay under your finance agreement, all of which are set by the lender concerned. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.