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Parts Person - Modern Apprenticeship

28 June 2017


Fixed Term - 3 years


£4.10 per hour 


Allied Vehicles are an automotive employer based in the West Craigs Industrial Estate near Edinburgh Airport.  With more than 20 years' experience in the trade, Allied Vehicles offer superb value on a range of garage services, designed to make looking after customer vehicles as easy as possible.

Work Environment: 

You will be working alongside our friendly qualified Parts staff in our Edinburgh team. There is a small staff canteen to have your lunch and a snack van is located within the estate, serving hot and cold food, snacks and drinks.

What might a day in this job look like?

Your daily tasks will include:

  • making sure duties are carried out according to documented operational procedures
  • letting the Parts staff know when deliveries come in and helping to check off deliveries
  • allocating Parts to correct bin locations 
  • receipting Parts onto computer 
  • assisting van drivers to load Parts delivery vans 
  • completing returns notes for Parts to be returned to suppliers 
  • making up kits for Parts sales
  • making sure the department is kept clean, tidy and safe 
  • answering phones and serving at the back counter
  • dealing with the Technical enquiries and if unsure to ask for assistance from a qualified Parts Person
  • making sure that all Parts are charged out correctly against relevant account with correct quantities and discount

Don't worry, someone will always be on hand to support you!

What will I Learn?

  • Level 3, Vocational Award in Motor Vehicle Parts Person - you will attend college for the first 2 years of the apprenticeship and then complete one final year in the Workshop, which will complete your qualification to be a fully Time-Served Parts Person.
  • Soft skills including communication, teamwork and problem solving.

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

We are looking for someone with:

  • National 4 / 5 English and Maths (essential)
  • positivity
  • reliability
  • enthusiasm
  • good team working skills
  • good communication skills
  • good attention to detail - we'll as you to write up 'stories' on job cards on both the cars and the customers you work with
  • a driving licence (not essential)
  • the ability to learn new information and to use it in the workplace - e.g. this might be learning about braking systems on a vehicle and then learning what parts relate to this task that you would supply to either the Vehicle Technician or the customer.

Closing Date:

Sunday 2 July.