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about 1 year ago
Nissan Retail Group
Salary: £10k basic + guaranteed £500 pm, OTE £26k-£30k pa
Location: East Midlands, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Leicester, Rutland
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Recruitment Team
Category: Car Sales Jobs, Automotive Training Jobs , Executive Jobs

Trainee Car Sales Executive
Automotive Retail Dealership
Leicester (LE4)
4 weekdays + Saturday & alternate Sundays


Renault-Nissan Leicester will be hosting an Open Evening for people aspiring towards a career in automotive sales. This is your opportunity to show us how good you could be as one of our Trainee Car Sales Executives.


Successful candidates will be offered a career with Renault Retail Group, starting with a permanent full-time job as a Trainee Sales Executive at Renault-Nissan Leicester, located on Abbey Lane LE4.


The Open Evening will be held in early December 2016 at a specially selected venue in the Leicester city centre. Due to limited capacity at the venue, entry will be by invitation only.


No experience is necessary! Simply, we are looking for confident people with excellent verbal communication skills that are looking to extend their skills into a rewarding and lucrative career in motor retail.


You must be:

  • a driver with a full UK driving licence

  • able to work our shifts, as listed below.


    Leave the rest to us. We will provide a dedicated and supportive training programme for all selected candidates.


    For candidates that successfully join us as Trainee Sales Executives:

  • Composed of £10,000 pa basic salary plus commission on sales of vehicles and add-ons (OTE £26,000 pa)

  • The commission scheme is supported by a guaranteed minimum commission of £500 per month for up to six months. This is applied pro-rata for part-months on joining.

  • i.e. guaranteed minimum of £16,000 pa OTE pro-rata, with higher earnings expected as your experience grows

  • Superb career advancement prospects within the Group

  • Industry leading training specifically for staff that are new to automotive retail

As the role will also involve test drives, all candidates must hold a full driving licence.

For the purposes of our company insurance, full UK driving licences must have been held for at least one year. Unfortunately we cannot consider candidates that hold a provisional licence or an automatic-only driving licence.

At any point during the first 6 months, Trainee Sales Executives that are doing well will graduate to become a full Sales Executive, for which there will be an upgrade in package to a basic salary of £14,000 per annum, uncapped commission (OTE £36,000 pa), a company car, and a tax-efficient car following after one month operating as a Full Sales Executive.

Fringe benefits include 24 days annual leave, pension (4%, 4%), employee benefits and discount scheme, secondary car option (loan plan) after 3 months service, access to career development training and worldwide career opportunities.

To help applicants, here is a list of industries from which successful candidates have joined us in the past:

  • *High value consumer electronics and domestic appliance retail
  • *Travel Industry and high street holiday sales
  • *Mobile phone sales
  • *Luxury Jewellery and Watch retail
  • *Beauty and make-up concessions
  • *Insurance and financial products
  • *Kitchen, bedroom and furniture sales
  • *Marine and aquatic retail (diving equipment, boats, yachts, etc.)
  • *Sports club and gym membership sales
  • *Estate and lettings agencies

If you have previous experience in any of these sectors we warmly welcome your application!


The Sales Executive role involves:

  • Sales of new cars, which are accompanied by substantial financial rewards

  • Sales of Service Plans and Insurance

  • Maintenance and update of a diary system

  • Coordination with the service department to fulfil customer requirements

  • Conducting test drives

  • Periodic hosting of off-site events



You must be able and willing to work the following shifts and hours:

  • * Alternating 5- and 6-day weeks
    • week 1 = 4 weekdays + Saturday
    • week 2 = 4 weekdays + Saturday & Sunday
  • * 8:30am to 6:00pm weekdays.

  • * Saturdays 9am to 6pm.

  • * Sundays (on rota) 11am to 5pm.

  • * Occasional late rota on weekdays with a 7pm finish.

  • * One weekday off per week and alternate Sundays off.


How to Apply
Please apply online with your CV and a brief covering letter.

A member of the Recruitment Team will contact selected candidates for an initial telephone interview.

So that our correspondence reaches you correctly first time round, please add the @Renault.co.uk domain to your safe senders list.



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