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2nd July 2021

Apprentice Parts Retailer - Ben Burgess - Norwich

Ben Burgess Garden Equipment Ltd

Manage John Deere’s sophisticated parts systems, run a profitable retail environment, merchandise goods effectively, and understand the value of John Deere products and the importance of selling on quality rather than on price. In contrast to the Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprenticeships, the Parts Tech programme is delivered mainly in the workplace.

Closing date: 31 Jul 2021

Apprenticeship summary
Weekly wage: £172.00

Working week: Monday - Friday, between 8:30am - 5:30pm

Total hours per week: 40.00
Expected duration: 2 years
Possible start date: 01 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship level: Intermediate Level 2 (GCSE)
Reference number: VAC001732405
Positions: 1 available

As a company John Deere is renowned not just for its machinery, but also for its outstanding parts and service support.

Your apprenticeship teaches you how to manage John Deere’s sophisticated parts systems, run a profitable retail environment, merchandise goods effectively, and understand the value of John Deere products and the importance of selling on quality rather than on price.

In contrast to the Ag Tech and Turf Tech apprenticeships, the John Deere Parts Tech apprenticeship programme is delivered mainly in the workplace, i.e. at the John Deere dealership where you are employed.
Workplace training is supplemented with one week a year at the John Deere Apprentice Training Centre, Nottinghamshire.

Duties of a John Deere Parts Technician Apprentice will consist of:

  • Maximising sales potential from both internal and retail customers
  • Communicating across the business using a variety of forms including verbal and electronic
  • Processing parts orders from internal and retail customers along with processing warranty returns
  • Identifying specific components using electronic parts catalogue
  • Processing payment transactions
  • Supporting the dealer and your colleagues to carry out regular stock taking activities
  • Warehousing activities
  • Power Take Off (PTO) and hydraulic hose identification and manufacture
  • Marketing activities and promotional campaigns

Requirements and prospects
Desired skills
You should be:

Technically minded
Have a practical ability
A logical thinker
Personal qualities
Good listener
Team player
Willing to study hard

Desired qualifications
Ideally you will be have or be predicted to have good GCSEs in English, maths and science (or equivalent qualifications) although these are not essential. You must however be literate and numerate.

Future prospects
It is not uncommon for Parts Technicians to progress through the ranks to become Parts Managers.

Things to consider
Plus points Working in a John Deere depot you will be a key member of an inclusive and dynamic workforce. The John Deere dealer of tomorrow is a challenging business, with a wide range of opportunities and exciting prospects for the right people.

Possible negative points: The job can be physically demanding. As a parts technician you may be required to work unsociable hours during busy periods.

About the employer

Ben Burgess has been serving the local farming community since 1931 and has supplied grounds care equipment since 1962. We have six depots in East Anglia; Aylsham, Beeston, Coates, Ellington, Newmarket and Norwich with specialist sales, parts, service and hire teams covering Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Bedfordshire and Northamptonshire. We also specialise in selling quality used agricultural, construction and grounds care machinery across the UK or for export worldwide. We have a sales force specialising in various fields of expertise, 85 highly trained technicians, dedicated parts teams and a comprehensive hire department serving our agricultural, construction and grounds care customers.

Employer
Ben Burgess Garden Equipment Ltd

Address: 38Europa Martineau Lane

Norwich

NR1 2EN
 

Training provider: PROVQ LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Provq

Contact

Julie Jones or Emma Powell 01743 762044 recruitment@provq.com

The training programme includes:

Retailer qualification 
Functional Skills Levels 1 and 2 Certificated
Four blocks of specific John Deere product training spread over the 2 years at the John Deere Apprentice Training Centre in Nottinghamshire
Apprenticeship standard
Retailer
Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions
Go to www.apprenticeshipfinder.co.uk/john-deere and click on apply now to complete the registration form and online assessments. Remember to complete the form and assessments in full and to the best of your ability.
This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2021

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 31/07/2021

Salary

£172 per week

Location

This job is located in Norwich

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About Ben Burgess

Ben Burgess has been serving the farming community since 1931. Currently employing 227 staff across six depots throughout East Anglia, the company offers a range of opportunities for those looking to pursue a career in the agricultural, construction or ground...

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