Apprentice Service Advisor

Volkswagen, Airside Retail Park, Swords
We offer an industry leading salary and bonus scheme
Closing date
28 Jun 2024

Apprentice Service Advisor – Joe Duffy Volkswagen

Airside, Swords


Due to continued growth at Joe Duffy Group, we are now looking for an Apprentice Service Advisor with retail or sales experience to join our VW Volkswagen business in Swords.


Joe Duffy Group is Ireland’s leading motor retailer representing 13 brands across 24 locations with a team of 650 employees and an enviable franchise portfolio of world-leading brands.


In May 2023, Joe Duffy Group was announced as Ireland 9th Best Employer in the Sunday Independent. Our competitive advantage is underpinned by the quality of the people we employ and the unrivalled career path we can offer. We are looking to recruit a dynamic and ambitious individual that displays drive, passion, energy, talent and integrity.



This is a fantastic career opportunity to train as a Service Advisor with Ireland's largest motor retail group. Successful candidates will complete a minimum of six months structured and comprehensive training. 


A full and clean Irish or EU driving licence and a full-time work VISA are absolutely essential requirements for this role





  • To be the focal and experienced point of contact for Volkswagen customers requiring servicing or repair to their vehicles.
  • Managing the flow of information between the workshop, the rest of the Dealership and the customer, delivering excellent customer service at all times.
  • To manage all service telephone and walk-in enquiries on behalf of the dealership.
  • Qualify service needs and diagnose vehicle running problems where appropriate.
  • Establish understanding and an agreement with the customer of the work to be carried out.
  • Calculate workshop capacity insuring that all details are entered onto the service workshop loading system.
  • Manage the handover and administration of Customer Service Vehicles. Explain the work carried out on vehicle ensuring customers full understanding and authorisation.
  • Manage any necessary liaison with department manager regarding customer dissatisfaction. Follow up in line with dealership procedures.
  • Understand and adhere to manufacturer brand service requirements.
  • Maintain safe working practices and abide by the working rules and standards of the dealership.
  • Maintain product knowledge on the full Volkswagen range.
  • Maintain relevant systems ensuring accuracy at all times.


Likely to be/have:


  • Impeccable appearance and well presented to work in a corporate environment.
  • Good oral & written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Able to record accurately all relevant details
  • Ability to 'up sell' additional work / accessories
  • An ability to absorb and understand technical data and explain it to our customers as required
  • A full, clean driving licence is an essential requirement for this role



We will recognise and reward your hard work, achievements and loyalty with our excellent reward and benefits including:


  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Industry Leading Training and Progression Plans
  • Life Cover
  • Social Club
  • Bike to Work
  • 22 days annual leave
  • PRSA



This is a Trainee role and Joe Duffy Group have a comprehensive training programme in place which is tailored to suit individual's needs, and can take six months to complete. During this programme, you will receive comprehensive training in the Joe Duffy Group process, database management, marketing, customer service and everything you will require to have a successful career in aftersales. During this training, the emphasis is on learning and developing your skills, being mentored, observing experienced service advisors, classroom and brand training.


Ideally you will be able to demonstrate strong customer service, telesales, retail sales or customer contact experience. You do not need to have motor experience, but have a desire and understanding of the motor trade.


If your priority is excellent customer service and you would like to work for Ireland's leading motor retail group apply online today!


Third Party Or Agency Assistance is Not Required - Thank You


Joe Duffy Group is an equal opportunities employer


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