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Journey of a Car Through the Recycling System

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The mechanic has informed you that the cost to replace your gearbox is more than the value of your old car. In addition, it needs a new timing belt, brakes, and new tyres. At this point, it’s just not worth putting more money into it, and it’s time to recycle.

Every year in Britain approximately two million old cars and vans are scrapped. Recycling a vehicle includes many steps that ensure that it is destroyed properly and in an environmentally friendly way. This includes disassembling and using parts for other purposes. This not only helps the environment but can provide you with a small profit.

So how does one go about recycling an old car that is way past its prime? And what happens to it? Let’s have a look.

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Recruitment – Parts Sales Advisor

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Parts Sales Advisor

Automotive Parts Sales Advisor

We are currently recruiting for 3 professional Automotive Parts Sales Advisors to join a busy team based at our head office in Shedfield, Southampton.

Silverlake Automotive Recycling is one of the UK’s leading vehicle recycling centres, employing over 100 staff. We are specialists in vehicle recycling, vehicle dismantling and salvage repairable vehicles. We are a family run business and were established in 1946, our head office is in Shedfield, Southampton.

The main roles of the parts sales advisor would be to:

  • Answer inbound customer enquiries from phone calls, email or online media sources
  • Server customers who walk in via our full service and self service counters
  • Process orders and take payments
  • Quote on 3rd party online parts search engines

What We Look For In Applicants:

  • A track record from within the motor trade is preferred
  • A track record in sales
  • Willingness to learn and drive to push the business forward
  • A passion for delivering great customer service
  • Strong verbal & written communication skills
  • Computer literate, with a keen eye for detail
  • Positive attitude, and good work ethic
  • Self control & good listening skills

What we offer:

  • £18,000 – £21,000 Per Year Basic Starting rate DOE & Shift
  • Bonus Scheme (£35,000 – £46,000 OTE, based on the parts you sell)
  • Pension Scheme
  • Staff Discount
  • Job Security
  • Progression