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.
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.
discusses customerâ€™s requirements, advises on most appropriate vehicle, explains its features and arranges test drive;
negotiates sale price including any â€˜trade-inâ€™ 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.
Estimated Pay Information on weekly pay (average, median and decile) is taken from a combination of two sources: the Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings (ASHE); and the Labour Force Survey (LFS) (both conducted by the Office for National Statistics (ONS)). ASHE is widely regarded as the most reliable source of information on Pay and Hours, however it does not include information on pay by qualification as well as some other characteristics (such as self-employment).
Unemployment Data The level and rate of UK unemployment for this career path measured by the Labour Force Survey (LFS) as a percentage, using the International Labour Organisation's definition of unemployment.
Projected Employment Levels