York College

Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers sell new and used vehicles to the general public, and vehicle accessories and parts to garages, vehicle dealerships and the general public.

Tasks

  • Discusses customer’s requirements, advises on most appropriate vehicle, explains its features and arranges test drive
  • Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork
  • Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer
  • Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars
  • Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record
  • Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers
  • Organises delivery of parts and handles payment
  • Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal academic requirements for entry but some employers may ask for GCSEs and/or some previous relevant work experience. Apprenticeships may be available in some areas. Vehicle salespersons generally require a full, clean driving licence.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £21,000 per annum and can progress up to £35,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 4,063 employed Vehicle & Parts Salespersons & Advisers in the region.

Destinations of Engineering Completers July 2018

54% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

6% of students went on to other Higher Education

8% of students went on to employment

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