JLR Parts Advisor Apprentice – Inchcape JLR

Type: Apprentice
Region: East Midlands

JLR is the UK’s largest automotive manufacturer, built around two iconic British car brands: Land Rover, the world’s leading manufacturer of premium all-wheel drive vehicles; and Jaguar, one of the world’s premier luxury sports saloon and sports car marques. The company employs almost 38,000 people globally and supports around 275,000 more through our retailers, suppliers, and local businesses.


We recognise the importance in identifying talented people to become the next generation of professional retail employees and help us achieve our ambitious growth plans. We are looking for people who share our passion to join our highly successful retail apprenticeship programme.


The JLR retail apprenticeship programme is geared toward training the right candidate to become a qualified Parts Advisor. But what does a Parts Advisor do?


Parts Advisors are responsible for ordering, selling, and managing stock control on a wide range of vehicle parts and accessories. Duties may vary from employer to employer but will typically include:


·        Advising customers on how to solve a problem with their vehicle.

·        Taking orders from customers both face to face and over the phone.

·        Maintaining an ordered stock room and finding parts from stock.

·        Raising invoices for parts sold.

·        Liaising with other members of staff.

·        Working alongside on-site Service Technicians/Mechanics to ensure they have the parts needed to complete their daily work.


We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual to join our team and embark on a long term career, with excellent earning and progression opportunities once you complete your apprenticeship.

Customers may include members of the public, service departments of retailers, and garages.

Please note, the Parts Advisor role varies slightly by employer based upon the specific needs within the location.

As well as employment in our retailer, you will be given the training and support you need to develop both personally and professionally.

Using a combination of classroom-based training, e-learning, practical training, and application of learning, you will be guided by your trainers and personal mentor along to the road to success.

This apprenticeship combines off-the-job training with on-the-job learning, and you will be supported every step of the way.

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

·        Level 2 Customer Service Practitioner Standard

·        JLR specific certifications


On successful completion of the 15 month programme, you will receive the following:

·        Level 2 / 5 Customer Service Apprenticeship

·        JLR specific certifications

Scottish and Welsh training groups are subject to minimum numbers signed up on a course. Please speak to your recruitment advisor for further information.

As a central point of contact for both of our internal and external customers you will need to have excellent communication skills. You should be IT literate (although full training will be provided) and be able to demonstrate attention to detail in the way you work.

Application numbers for the JLR retail apprenticeship programme are high so we’re looking for you to demonstrate why you stand out from the crowd. We’re not looking for the finished article; rather we want to identify those people that are ambitious and demonstrate a willingness to learn, who are excited by the prospect of working with our fantastic, technologically advanced vehicles and really engage in the recruitment process. Key personal skills to demonstrate include:


·        A willingness to learn

·        Teamwork

·        Quality focus

·        Personal responsibility and resilience

·        Problem solving

GCSE grades 9 – 4 (A – C) or equivalent in English, Maths and two other subjects are required.

In Scotland, applicants must have or be predicted to achieve Scottish National 5 Grades A – C or above in English, Maths and either a Science or Technical subject.  

‘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)

We accept predicted grades and conditional offers can be made based on predicted grades.

There are lots of opportunities to develop your career within our expanding retail network. Once qualified, the earning potential for a Parts Advisor is in excess of £20,000, so it is worth considering the future opportunities beyond the apprenticeship.

Your early development is carefully mapped through your apprenticeship journey with your learning focused toward achieving an industry recognised qualification. Embedded within your training are the JLR global training materials. This is the grounding for your future development within the network and our Learner Management System, Excellence will guide you through your short, medium, and long term career path.

We understand the importance of diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all backgrounds, especially underrepresented groups such as female applicants or applicants from ethnic minorities.

Please do not contact the retailer. Inspiro Learning are the main point of contact for this vacancy and carry out the full recruitment service for the JLR network. Approaching the retailer directly will not always help your application.

Due to the high number of applications, we cannot provide a timescale on when you are likely to receive a response. As most of our roles are recruited for on an ongoing basis, we will contact you if you are successful at progressing to the next step. It is not possible for us to contact every applicant individually. If you have not heard back on a specific vacancy but find another opportunity that is of interest to you, we welcome an additional application.

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