The automotive sector is amazingly diverse, and offers a wide range of career opportunities. From the engineering and manufacturing levels up to and including finance and administrative roles, there are so many different kinds of different disciplines in the industry, which means it attracts a diverse selection of people.
Vehicle sales is a highly competitive industry, particularly when you think about all of the different manufacturers and dealers there are to choose from. To be successful you’ll need to be able to tell people as much about the vehicles you are selling as possible and make them want to make the purchase. The knowledge you have will also help you to provide suggestions based on the things people are looking for, improving the level of service you offer.
The key attribute you need as a car salesperson is to be personable and able to work closely with customers to make the sale. You’ll likely spend a couple of hours with them going over the specifications of vehicles and explaining what features they have. Then there will be test drives to arrange and navigate. Finally, you’ll have to go through all of the paperwork and get everything signed. You need to build a rapport with buyers quickly and ensure you deliver a polite, professional service.
With automotive sales you can start off as an apprentice and work all the way up to managing or owning a dealership. Sellers can progress quickly and earn great rewards for their efforts, especially if they are good at closing. Many dealerships will also offer really good incentives for their employees so you could be looking at some really great benefits on top of your salary.
On our website you can browse a huge number of motor trade jobs in various parts of the sector. If you’re looking for sales roles you can narrow the field by selecting the department. You can also specify your location if you want to see how close job openings are to you. Our site is easy to use and you can upload a CV to make applying faster when you find motor trade jobs that interest you.