Vertu Motors Automotive Undergraduate

Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
19 May 2021
19 Jun 2021
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We are looking to appoint 8 talented and driven people onto our established and successful talent development programme to fuel the continued expansion of our business – You could be one of them! Our investment in our Undergraduate Degree Apprentice programme is one of our ways of bringing talent into our Group. This chartered management degree apprentice route gives you a varied and interesting job, a great starting salary and 20% of your time off to complete your studies. We will support you to qualify with a degree in Business Leadership and Management Practice BA (Hons) and a professional qualification (CMgr and MCMI). You also gain valuable experience and have a supportive organisation that has invested in you and wants you to thrive in your new career. We actively welcome applicants from a diverse background and no knowledge of previous sector experience is required. We reward drive, ambition and performance, therefore enabling you to develop and grow in your chosen route. Our success is based on strong financial performance, acquisition, organic growth and great leadership. Our Mission Statement "To deliver an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust" is central to the role of any Leader or Manager in our business, ensuring our customers and colleagues receive the ‘right experience for them’. Our people and culture are paramount. 84% of colleague participate in our annual colleague survey with 87% considering us a great place to work and 95% believing that our manager demonstrate our Values. Our competitive advantage is our people; our colleagues work with determination and commitment to take our business forward with passion, drive and integrity. Our colleagues work in a learning environment, where development and opportunity are key to their success, whilst providing an expert friendly service for our customers. We are proud of the strength of our relationships with our manufacturing partners and our financial stability provides us with a rock-solid foundation to continue on our journey.
We are building a cohort of undergraduates for 2021 to bring new talent into the business from a variety of backgrounds, who are eager to begin a career in a growing and successful business. Throughout the programme you will be placed in a number of dealership-based roles such as Sales Executive, Merchandising, Accounts, Service Advisor, and Parts Advisor whilst over the longer term we would expect you to progress into a management role by demonstrating your ability to learn, adapt and deliver results. We know you will have a wealth of knowledge and new ideas, so the Vertu Operational Undergraduate Programme is a two-way street. It’s all about sharing thoughts, innovation, and getting actively involved in shaping the future of Vertu Motors. Not only will you help our leaders gain a new appreciation of how to drive the business forward, you will have the opportunity to make a real impact and get a valuable insight into the world of management. We are looking for Operational Undergraduates to join us the following dealerships and locations:
* Vauxhall Newcastle
* Hyundai Nottingham, Hyundai Mansfield, & Peugeot Derby
* SEAT Darlington & SKODA Darlington
* Mercedes-Benz Reading, Slough & Beaconsfield
* Nissan Glasgow

Our Vision is to be our customers’ first choice for motoring sales and service. To achieve this, we need you to live our Mission Statement of “delivering an outstanding customer motoring experience through honesty and trust” and our core values:

To be part of this challenging, but rewarding programme we ask that you have:
• A minimum of 120 UCAS points (the equivalent of 3 B’s at A-level) 
• Strong IT skills, with a minimum of Grade C in GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English
• Proof of your right to work in the United Kingdom
• Drive and commitment to succeed
• Commitment to your own progression
• Strong communication skills to deal with customers, employees and suppliers

As one of the largest motor retailers in the UK we can offer you a starting salary of £19,000 pa. In addition, you will also receive a range of benefits you would expect from an employer of choice including 23 days’ holiday, a holiday purchase scheme, an accredited qualification, share incentive plan, a contributory pension scheme and free access to our Vertu Rewards platform which gets you access to discounts and cashback with nearly 900 retailers and service providers.