Apprentice Service Advisor

  • Apprenticeship Reference: 1311849204-2
  • Date Posted: 2 May 2024
  • Apprentice Employer: Harwoods
  • Location: Bosham, Sussex
  • Apprentice Pay: On Application
  • Apprenticeship Sector: Transport & Logistics, Automotive, Driving, Energy and Utilities
  • Apprenticeship Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

About this Apprenticeship


The role of the Apprentice Service Advisor is to:

Gain an understanding and knowledge of all aspects of the vehicle service department, throughout a period of introduction.


Service department

Reports to:

Aftersales Manager


To handle customer enquiries and queries promptly and efficiently.

Maintain high levels of customer satisfaction.

Qualify service and customer requirements to aid diagnosing of vehicle problems where appropriate.

Establish understanding and an agreement with the customer of the work to be carried out. Accurately maintain the service department loading system in line with workshop capacity.

Manage the handover and administration of loan vehicles.

Explain the work carried out on vehicle ensuring customers full authorisation and understanding.

Understand and adhere to manufacturer service requirements.

Maintain relevant systems always ensuring accuracy.

Maintain safe working practices and abide by the working rules and standards of the business.

Skills & Requirements


Smart appearance.

Energy and enthusiasm.

Attention to detail.

Competency in numeracy, literacy and IT.


Full UK driving licence.

Understanding of basic vehicle design, function and location of parts.

Aston Martin accredited qualification available on completion of training.

The Harwoods Way

Harwoods Group is a values led, family owned automotive retail group that was founded in 1931. Our values are lived and breathed by all of our colleagues to enable industry leading customer experience and colleague engagement, as detailed below:

We Treasure our people and our customers

We challenge ourselves to grow & improve

We grab responsibility

We run in the same direction as one team

We inject energy and fun into our work

We are a top 30 automotive dealer group, as ranked by annual turnover on AM100, representing the following brand partners:

Bentley, McLaren, Aston Martin, Jaguar, Land Rover, Audi, Volvo, INEOS, BMW & Mini (Service), MAN

We operate across 6 counties in the South East of England, namely:

Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, Kent, Wiltshire, Hampshire

With a high colleague engagement score of 72%, Harwoods Group has a real differentiator with our industry leading people development programme, including:

recruitment and selection; onboarding; induction; probation; lets talk one to ones; Harwoods Academy; succession and development; colleague recognition

After continued growth, we now operate with circa 1,100 colleagues across circa 28 state of the art facilities.