Level 6 Sales Support Apprentice - Farnborough.

  • BMW Group
  • Farnborough, Hampshire
  • £16655 per annum

We believe in creating an environment where our apprentices really can learn and develop during their time with us. Our experts and mentors will treat you as part of the team from day one, encouraging you to bring your own ideas to the table and giving you the opportunity to really show what you can do.

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  • GMFJ Reference
    243905
  • Wages
    £16,655 p/a
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
    14/12/2023
  • Start Date
    22/08/2024
  • Approx. Duration
    4 years

  • Location
    Farnborough
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Business & Administration
  • Opportunity Type
    Degree
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Chartered manager (degree) (ST0272)
  • Employer
    BMW Group

Description

BMW UK, Financial Services, Farnborough – Level 6 Sales Support – 4 Year Apprenticeship (August 2024)


Our Summit ONE campus in Farnborough is home to the National Sales Company for the BMW Group in the UK, as well as BMW Group Financial Services which offers retailers, corporate and private customers a range of customised financial services. Alphabet (GB) Ltd. as a leading provider of Business Mobility Services is also located in Farnborough.

Within our self-contained campus, we offer a modern way of working with an empowering office culture, some aspects of which include:

Our work persona shift – being yourself is effortless and so increases efficiency. For this reason, we allow our employees to express themselves through our dress for your diary approach.

Blended Working – a blended working approach improves mental perspective and increases sustained productivity. This means our leaders ensure our apprentices maintain balance, not burnout, by focusing on their output, not attendance.

The opportunity to get involved with our house charity with a variety of fundraising events throughout the year. You will also have the opportunity to be involved in our DE&I network groups.

Throughout our offices, there are open creative spaces which hold facilities such as table tennis tables, darts, and football tables to encourage employee engagement and networking.


Within the Sales Support team, our roles involve adapting quotations for new and retained business, including rate profiling and commission adaptation to meet the requirements of the proposal whilst maintaining BMW FS profitability and targets.

The team also provide appropriate support to the business lines regarding communication of new and existing processes, including tactical sales campaigns, to maximise opportunities and drive first call resolution. To provide administrative support for the Underwriting department including distribution and management of additional information provided by our Retailers and Partners in a timely manner.


What will you be doing?

Calculate and offer support and guidance on new business quotations

Challenge, validate and obtain authorisation for requests outside of own authorisation for rates, commissions and residual values

Resolve queries and optimise new business opportunities

Provide concise and detailed advice to retailer/partner on tactical campaigns to avoid significant financial risk for all parties

Provide advice to Retailers/Partners on status of proposals in Underwriting

Validate customer proofs for authenticity. Investigate all data disputes and address checks

Adhere to set specific administrative objectives to ensure all tasks are completed within agreed Service Level Agreement.

Complete various administrative duties to include the reloading of erroneous agreements and Department procedure documentation

Provide appropriate and flexible support during weekends, bank holidays and busy periods as required to ensure a consistent service is provided

Alongside your practical experience you will study at Witney and Abingdon College towards the attainment a BA (Hons) in Management and Business.


Why choose us?

Great Pay – A competitive salary enhanced every six months depending on individual progress and performance starting at £16,655 rising to over £30,500 at the end of the programme. You will also receive 27 days holiday (pro rata to your contract) and have access to an attractive pension scheme.

Rewarding Work-Life Balance – You will have a 37.5 hour working week. Start and finish times will vary to meet the needs of your work-based placements and college hours.

Exciting Additional Benefits – You will also have the opportunity to enjoy other employee benefits, including access to our Choices benefits scheme, a flexible benefits scheme where you can select benefits based on your individual needs and lifestyle. In addition, you will also have access to our subsidised on-site restaurants, and if aged 18 and over, you will also have the opportunity to participate in our Preferences Car Scheme (subject to an affordability check).

Development Potential – In the UK, we invest around £3 million per year in vocational and professional training for our employees. This means we invest in you, giving you the relevant BMW specific training that you will require to be an active member of our team.

Networking Opportunities – Throughout your apprenticeship, you will be supported by our experts and many fellow apprentices. With around 8,000 employees and all three of the BMW Groups brands being represented in the UK, there are an abundance of networking opportunities allowing you to create meaningful working relationships.



What do you need to do now?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, you will need to create a GetMyFirstJob account and then complete the short eligibility questions. Make sure your GetMyFirstJob profile includes details of both your achieved and any predicted qualifications. If you meet the eligibility requirements, the GetMyFirstJob team will invite you through to the next stage of the process.


The next stage of the process is a Strengths Video Interview. You can complete this at any time of day during your five-day invitation window and you will be recorded answering a set of questions. There is a practice question at the start and you get multiple chances to record each question, plus the GetMyFirstJob team are on hand to support you and give you lots of top tips and advice! Following this, successful applicants will be shortlisted and invited to a face-to-face Assessment Centre with BMW Group. Provisionally, the Assessment Centre is due to take place week commencing 8th April 2024.


Please note:

To be eligible for this position, you must be able to provide proof of your legal right to work in the UK.

We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment and job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.


Closing date for applications: Sunday 17th March 2024

Any further questions? Email us on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk


For more information about this vacancy please contact GetMyFirstJob Recruitment on opportunities@getmyfirstjob.co.uk (Ref ID: 243905)

Company website : www.bmwgroup.jobs/uk

When it comes to selecting the right apprentices, it’s as much about attitude and behaviours as it is about vocational and academic success. That’s why in addition to the qualifications we require from you, we’ll also look for you to have a range of skills, attributes, and behaviours. These include team working, the ability to work without close supervision, quality focus, good communication skills, enthusiasm, initiative, and the ability to take on responsibility and show accountability for your work.

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent in English and Maths, Grade C/5 or above

2 A-Levels, or equivalent


Alongside your practical experience you will study at Witney and Abingdon College towards the attainment a BA (Hons) in Management and Business.

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