Apprentice Sales Executive

Joe Duffy Ford, Dublin North, Exit 5, M50
We offer an industry leading salary and bonus scheme
Closing date
26 Jul 2024

Apprentice Sales Executive – Ford/KIA

Exit 5 M50, Dublin North



Due to continued growth within the group, we are now recruiting for a highly motivated Apprentice/Trainee Sales Executive with retail/hospitality experience to join our team in North Dublin.


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 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.



The Sales Executive Apprentice will embark on a 12-month apprenticeship in-house training program which will lead to qualifying as a Joe Duffy Group Sales Executive.


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



What your training will include:



  • All elements of the Joe Duffy Group sales process including appraisal, test drive and customer follow up.
  • Mentoring and guidance from your Sales Manager.
  • Learning to manage and develop customer follow-up and prospecting systems.
  • The customer journey from enquiry to delivery and beyond.
  • Building a rapport and lasting relationships with customers.
  • Maintaining and accurately recording all customer contact details using our in-house systems.
  • How to conduct accurate appraisals of all vehicles presented in part-exchange and agreeing on values with the Sales Manager.
  • Regular training to maintain product knowledge and increase skills.
  • How to achieve the standards required and become a Sales Executive.



Requirements for the role:



  • Experience of working in a retail capacity or a customer service/hospitality environment, demonstrating a commitment to providing customers with an exceptional level of service.
  • Can demonstrate a strong work ethic with excellent organisation & negotiation skills.
  • Warm and friendly personality portraying a professional and corporate image to all our customers (both face to face and over the phone).
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a commitment to providing excellent customer delight by always going the extra mile.
  • A disciplined approach to following our processes from start to finish.
  • A full, clean EU driving licence.



During the apprenticeship, we will recognise and reward your hard work, achievements and loyalty with our excellent benefits package. In addition to a basic salary, we offer the following benefits:


  • Employment Assistance Programme.
  • Industry-leading training and progression plans.
  • Bike to Work Scheme.
  • 22 days of Annual Leave.
  • Life cover.
  • Active Social Club.
  • PRSA.



As a Joe Duffy Group Sales Executive Apprentice, you will take part in our comprehensive training program. You will receive extensive training about the Joe Duffy Group sales process, database management, marketing, customer service and everything you will require to have a successful career in motor sales. During this training, the emphasis is on learning and developing your sales skills, being mentored, observing senior sales executives, classroom, brand and product training. This is an initial 12 month training programme as the training salary is €24,000. 


On successful completion, you will move onto a basic salary, commission and bonus structure and also a fully-expensed company car. 


This is a fast-paced, dynamic industry, and applicants must have a strong work ethic with an appetite to learn and develop throughout the program. You do not need to have motor experience. This position may also suit a graduate looking to pursue a career in Motor Sales.


If you are passionate about customer service, are driven and ambitious and believe that you have what it takes and want a career, not just a job - submit your CV and cover letter online today!


Third Party Or Agency Assistance is Not Required - Thank You


Joe Duffy Group is an equal opportunities employer

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