Kia Parts Advisor Apprentice


TMS Motor Group is an established and successful family-owned company currently seeking to recruit an enthusiastic Parts Advisor Apprentice for their Kia dealership in Hinckley.

This fun, dynamic role has a lot to offer for the right person, offering opportunities to develop not only your knowledge within the motor industry, but also your career as a whole.

The Kia Apprenticeship Programme has been designed specifically to develop Apprentices in order to equip them with the highest level of skills and practical ability within the automotive industry. Training is delivered via a block release of programmes, as well as all important hands-on experience you will gain working in our award winning dealership.

The Role

Working closely with the Aftersales Department of TMS, and other departments, you will spend a 2 year period gaining a nationally recognised qualification (IMI level 2 and 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Competence, Level 3 Diploma in Vehicle Parts Principles) and become IMI accredited as a Parts Advisor. As a Kia Parts Advisor you are responsible for ordering, selling and managing stock control on vehicle parts.


The job role will include, but not limited to:

  • Taking orders from customers both face to face and over the phone
  • Maintaining an ordered stock room and finding parts from stock
  • Raising invoices
  • Liaison with other members of staff
  • Customers may include members of the public, service departments of dealerships, and garages
  • Advise on accessories and modifications
  • Warranty claims and returns


The ideal candidate will be passionate about the automotive industry; forward thinking and keen to learn with an interest in personal development and progression. You will be hardworking, punctual, and reliable. You will possess excellent communication skills, a ‘can do’ attitude and have the ability to use your own initiative.

Personal attributes needed:

  • Hard working
  • Good communication skills
  • Team player
  • Self-motivated, with drive and passion
  • IT literate
  • Keen interest in cars and the general motor vehicle industry
  • Enjoys practical work. Mechanically minded with meticulous attention to detail

Qualifications needed:

  • 5 GCSE’s at grade A* to C including Maths, English, a Science and ICT are essential.


Due to the level of applications we are unable to respond to each individually, therefore if you have not received a response, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

If you wish to apply for this position then please email your CV and Covering Letter to Jonny Paton, Parts Manager at or apply below.

If you would like any more information about this role please contact us.

Ref: TMS-019

Working hours TBD
Location TMS Hinckley
Salary TBD
Benefits TBD
Closing date 30/09/2017
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