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At Wrightbus, we’re passionate about creating a greener, more sustainable future for transportation. As a leading bus manufacturer, we recognise the importance of investing in our future workforce. That’s why we’re excited to announce apprenticeship opportunities across our production floor to commence in September 2024. How to Apply: Submit a CV via our website: Be sure to provide accurate information and answer the Criteria Questions to indicate your preferred department. Review Job Descriptions and Personnel Specifications: Attached to this announcement, you’ll find detailed information about each apprenticeship role. Take the time to understand the responsibilities and requirements. Apprenticeship Opportunities: Choose one or more the following departments: Coachbuilding Driveline Welding Spray Painting Vehicle Installation Electrician Composites You must also apply to the relevant course with our partner training providers. Coachbuilder, Composites Operative, Driveline Operative & Fabricator Welder You must apply online to Northern Regional College (NRC, Ballymena) Engineering - Apprenticeship Level 2, Course code: PWFB00940 Spray Painter You must apply online to Transport Training Services (TTS, Crumlin) Vehicle Refinishing Spraying – Level 3 with Level 2 Enroute Vehicle Installation Electrician You must apply online to Transport Training Services (TTS, Crumlin) Auto Electrics – Level 3 with Level 2 Enroute Staff Benefits: Medicash Scheme: Additional health support. Free On-Site Car Parking: Convenient and hassle-free. Subsidised Canteen: Enjoy meals during your workday. Career Progression: Opportunities for growth within our organization. Local Discounts: Exclusive perks for our team members. Ready to kickstart your career with Wrightbus? Apply now and be part of our dynamic team
Connolly Motor Group is one of the largest Motor groups in Ireland for Audi, Volkswagen, Mercedes-Benz, Hyundai, SEAT, Cupra, Volvo, GWM ORA, MG Motor and Car Centres with 13 sites covering Mayo, Sligo, Galway and Donegal, employing over 300 people. Due to expansion Connolly Motor Group are now recruiting a Sales Apprentice to join the Sales Apprentice Programme and our growing team at SEAT and MG Sligo. You will undertake the Sales Apprenticeship over 2 years, covering all aspects of selling and sales. Your training will be a combination of on-the-job training within the organisation and off-the-job learning via online classes and face to face workshops with Mayo Sligo Leitrim Education and Training Board (MSLETB). You will be released from the workplace to participate in the online classes and face to face workshops. As a Sales Apprentice, you will deliver an outstanding experience to our customers, ensuring their needs are understood and met. Throughout the apprenticeship you will be learning and developing skills as supported by your Mentor. The duties will include: Follow up every sales opportunity through the company website leads, customer enquiry calls and emails Ensure cars including commercial vehicles are online Follows the sales process, designed to achieve maximum results from the available sales opportunities Deliver the highest level of customer satisfaction continuously Achieve the individual objectives communicated by the Mentor Sell an agreed volume of new and used cars communicated by the Mentor Pursue and achieve incremental sales and profit opportunities through the sale of finance, warranty, insurance and accessory sales Provide advice to new and existing customers regarding the various products that are available with the sales of their new / used vehicle Participates in external promotional activities to raise the profile of the brand and generate sales opportunities Develops and maintain comprehensive product knowledge in respect of all vehicles, prices, promotions, funding and taxation of vehicles Maintains good relationships with customers by meeting and exceeding their expectations Undertake all administration requirements of the position to include relevant paperwork and reports Provides completed deal file with appropriate dealer and insurance documentation to the sales administration department to ensure that the vehicle is ordered and taxed on time Actively prospect for new customers by cold calling, emails and use of the appropriate databases Qualify the customers needs and present the dealerships products and services which will enable these needs to be met Establishes the most appropriate way for the customer to fund their acquisition (PCP / Hire Purchase / Other funding arrangements), according with FCA regulations Conducts a structured and professional vehicle handover in accordance with the vehicle handover checklist, guide and customer pack for the appropriate product Maintains regular contact with all customers both with pre and post-sale Handles customer queries using the necessary skills and resolving the issue to the mutual satisfaction of the customer and the business Maintains and updates customer contact data on Kerridge (CRM System) on a daily basis Following training and as the role develops, you will be required to have the: Ability to prospect effectively Ability to qualify customers effectively Ability to present and sell the unique selling points of all products Ability to manage and close existing deals while cultivating new opportunities This position will establish your career in a niche market and thus you must have a strong work ethic and drive to succeed in a busy sales environment. You will be assigned a dedicated workplace mentor who will be there to support you throughout the programme offering guidance and making sure that all aspects of your learning follows the structured training plan. This is an “earn and learn” programme and upon successful completion you will qualify as a Sales Specialist and gain a QQI validated NFQ Level 6 Advanced Certificate in Sales. Holders of this award will be eligible to progress within the organisation and/or to higher education programmes. Entry Requirements to the Apprenticeship Programme Must have Grade O6/H7 or above in 5 Leaving Certificate subjects (including Maths F2/06/H7 along with English or Irish 06/H7) If you do not have a Leaving Certificate you must have a full QQI Level 5 or higher qualification. Full clean driver’s license is essential Time Management skills -Work independently in a busy environment, managing own time and workflow Strong communication skills Build and maintain relationships across the group International applicants must present the equivalent of a full Level 5 qualification or higher Mature applicants aged 21 years and over without a Level 5 qualification but has relevant experience will also be considered following an interview and submission of supporting documentation
Heavy Vehicles Mechanic Apprentice
JOB REQUIREMENTS MINIMUM ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS Minimum Eligibility Requirements are the minimum requirements required for the position and are set out by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for administrative and technical/engineering grades. For outdoor grades and some specialised grades, the minimum eligibility requirements are set out by Kilkenny County Council Human Resources Department in consultation with the relevant Line Manager as they are not set centrally by the Department. Applicants will be required to submit scanned images of documentation to establish the applicant meets the following minimum eligibility criteria: QUALIFICATIONS Each candidate must be of good character. Employment of the successful candidate shall be subject to satisfactory references. Each candidate shall be at least 18 years of age on or before the closing date. HEALTH Applicant must be in good health and not suffering from any illness that would render him/her unsuitable or unable to hold the position. For the purposes of satisfying the requirement as to health it will be necessary for each successful candidate, before he/she is appointed, to undergo a medical examination by a qualified medical practitioner to be nominated by the local authority. If after undergoing the medical and you do not take up the post the cost of the medical must be refunded to the Council. A person wishing to become an apprentice must pass the “Ishihara” Colour Vision Test 24 Plate Edition. The SOLAS colour vision test application form must be completed in this regard. EDUCATION Each candidate must have reached a standard of education sufficient to enable them to carry out the duties assigned to them. Each candidate must have: (i) A minimum of a Grade D (or equivalent) in five subjects in the Department of Education & Skills, Junior Certificate Examination or an equivalent examination. Or (ii) A minimum of a Grade D (or equivalent) in five subjects in the Department of Education & Skills, Leaving Certificate Examination or an equivalent examination. Or (iii) Three years’ work experience gained over sixteen years of age in a relevant designated industrial activity as SOLAS shall deem Acceptable. It should be noted that these are the current minimum requirements for an apprenticeship programme, however previous experience in an area of your preferred apprenticeship would be an advantage. Candidates will be required to upload a copy of their Junior/Leaving Certificate results to their application form. DESIRABLE REQUIREMENTS Kilkenny County Council can for any position they advertise, include Desirable Requirements. Desirable Requirements are those that would be beneficial to optimising job performance. Desirable Requirements can be used if necessary to reduce numbers called for interview. It is desirable that but not essential that each candidate shall: SALARY The salary shall be fully inclusive and shall be as determined from time to time. The holder of the office shall pay to Kilkenny County Council any fees or other monies (other than inclusive salary) payable to and received by him/her by virtue of his/her office or in respect of services which he/she is required by or under any enactment to perform. In accordance with EL05/2019 persons who are not serving Local Authority employees must be placed on the minimum of the scale. Where a person being appointed is a serving Local Authority employee normal starting pay rules will apply. The rate of remuneration may be adjusted from time to time in line with government policy. HOURS OF WORK Normal working week will be five days – Monday to Friday, excluding Bank Holidays, with the following normal hours: Monday to Thursday 8.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Friday 8.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m. Lunch Break:Half-hour daily (1.00 p.m. – 1.30 p.m.) Applicants will be expected to be available for overtime work if and when required by the Council. Overtime at the appropriate rates may be paid for any periods worked in excess of the normal working week.