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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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