Group1 Automotive Service Driver Are you a driven, enthusiastic and motivated individual? Do you thrive in a fast paced environment? Can you deliver world class customer service? If the answer is yes to the above then we want to hear from you! Our BMW Service Centre in Ash Vale just outside Farnborough is looking to recruit a new Service Driver About the position The successful candidate for our Service Driver vacancy will have previous experience in a similar role and proven customer service skills. You will be welcomed into a warm and friendly team and have the opportunity to work with an exciting product. A large part of the Service Driver position involves: * Collection and delivery vehicles from customers homes or work premises, ensuring collection and / or completion of all paperwork required. * Examine customer vehicles for damage and tyre safety prior to collecting vehicle ensuring that damage reports are completed and pointed out to customers wherever possible. * Maintain systems and procedures in line with department operating standards and utilise them appropriately. * Complete any relevant documentation with the customer where necessary. * Receive and receipt for the collection of payments from customers where necessary. * Chauffeur company personnel and / or customers where required. * Collect / deliver small items where required. * Display an enthusiastic, motivated and committed approach to work * To control the movement and security of all vehicles on site * To maintain accurate and true records at all times when releasing or receiving vehicles About our requirements We expect you to demonstrate some skills that will prove very beneficial in the position, including: * Customer awareness. * Ability to work to deadlines and targets. * Strong teamwork skills. * Confident and professional communication skills. * Full driving license. About us The Group 1 Automotive network is a well-established and growing automotive group in the UK, with offices also in America and Brazil. Group 1 Automotive is the 10th largest dealer group in the UK, representing Barons Group, Beadles, and Think Ford. All dealerships in the Group 1 Automotive network offer fantastic career opportunities, state of the art resources, training and competitive earnings packages. If you see yourself in the above position and would like to find out more about what it is like to be part of the Group 1 family, we’d like you to apply now! Benefits Pension, Company Benefits Scheme, Long Service, Enhanced Maternity Policy, Your Birthday Off
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A service driver collects, transports, and drops off packages within a local geographical or urban area. They primarily convey goods from a distribution centre to companies. However, they can perform other driving jobs according to the requirement.
To become a service driver, you need a UK driving licence. A full UK driving licence (category B) allows you to drive conventional, rigid-axle vans or pick-up trucks with up to eight passenger seats that weigh up to 3.5 tonnes. In other words, if you have a car licence, you can drive most regular light vans.
A good service driver always has the ability to handle any circumstance on the road. These drivers must be experts and have a good understanding of the roads and routes of the city. They must have self-control and be vigilant about their surroundings since this is what makes a good driver. Mechanical abilities are a plus.
Drivers must be courteous and communicate well. It is necessary because they must communicate with the project team as well as the customers on a regular basis. Their excellent customer service abilities make them a better fit for the job. Visit InAutomotive, to find more about service driver jobs.
No formal academic qualifications are required to become a service driver, but applicants must have strong English and math abilities, a valid driver's licence, and a clean driving record. For a heavy goods vehicle (LGV) category C1 licence, a medical examination must be passed. Employers also look for certain skills set in the candidates.
The service driver responsibilities include scheduling regular vehicle cleaning and maintenance, planning each trip depending on road and traffic conditions, and keeping track of payments. These drivers also assist the team or company to increase customer satisfaction and ensure that the clients rely on the employer for their transportation needs. You must have a valid driver's licence and a clean driving record free of traffic offences to be eligible for this position. It is vital to note that you do not require a car as the employers provide drivers with their automobiles.
The primary responsibility of drivers is to arrive at their destination safely. They are also frequently asked to pick up stock or items from a collecting site and fulfil all customer orders. They pack the goods in the delivery vehicle in an orderly manner that corresponds to the delivery order. They determine the quickest and most efficient routes to clients, taking into account issues such as barriers and traffic. They must understand using GPS navigation tools and local expertise to drop the clients at their desired destination. Conducting routine maintenance checks on delivery vans and reporting any problems to management is also a part of their job.
The service drivers must have a minimum visual acuity of 20/50 (or 20/50 corrected). They must possess knowledge with GPS devices with a thorough understanding of the area's routes and communities. These drivers must be able to handle and carry heavy packages and luggage. They must also have a pleasant and professional demeanour. The ability to maintain composure in high-stress driving conditions (e.g. at rush hour) is a plus. Excellent organisational, communication abilities, excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills are also required. They must be highly responsible and trustworthy with an ability to perform well under duress in a fast-paced setting. To get more information regarding service driver jobs, please visit InAutomotive.
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