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Trainee Customer Consultant / Trainee Sales Executive

“Left Sixth-Form, University or are you looking for your next challenge? Ready to join the largest owned family owned motor retailer in Northern Ireland?”

  • Excellent communication skills – listening is as important as talking in our industry.

  • Curiosity – a desire to learn about our customers, our products and our new technologies.

  • Confidence – a personality that will welcome and engage our customers.

  • An eye for detail – to capture information accurately, follow processes and deliver an excellent customer experience.

  • Energy – to motivate yourself, enthuse others and achieve performance targets.

Why not use your engaging personality to inspire and excite customers and start an exciting career with us.

This is an exceptional opportunity for the successful applicant to develop, learn and build a career in the automotive sector. At Donnelly Group we are passionate about ensuring our customers are always put first every day, everywhere.

We can offer you:

  • Job security

  • Work life balance

  • Continuous development

  • Personal & professional growth

  • Support for your career aspirations

  • Constant learning

  • Working with great people in a nurturing team environment

  • Opportunity to progress and be a leader

  • A diverse and inclusive workforce

  • Support for employee wellbeing

  • Meaningful work supporting business goals

Important Information
Location: Donnelly Group Ballymena Site, Donnelly & Taggart, 120-130 Antrim Road, Ballymena, Northern Ireland, County Antrim, BT42 2HD
Date Posted: 15th May 2024
Closing Date: 7th June 2024
Industry: Automotive
Job Type: Full time
Salary: Based on Experience

About the role

Role & Responsibilities:

You will be the main point of contact for our customers during their car buying experience, so it’s essential that you provide excellent service every time. You will be determining a customer's needs and be able to offer advice, guidance and product knowledge. It is, therefore, important that you are comfortable interacting and quickly building rapport with existing and new customers and also with colleagues in your team.

Person Specification:
This role requires you to be professional, have a smart professional appearance and have high standards of verbal and written communication.

Essential Criteria:

  • A full UK driving licence

  • Eligibility to work in the UK

  • At least 2 A Levels or equivalent qualification

  • Previous work experience

  • IT skills, (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel)

  • GCSE Maths and English or equivalent

  • Flexible to work hours required to carry out the role effectively and travel (to the training sessions)

 Donnelly Group prides itself on putting customers first and having the best team to support this, so why not join us?

Remuneration package includes:

  • Contributory Pension/life assurance scheme

  • Training and on-going development

  • Performance related bonus

  • Opportunity for career progression

  • Company Health & Well being package which includes membership of Kingsbridge Hospital Diamond Club

  • 30 days annual leave

This is not an exhaustive list of duties and the post holder will be required to undertake any other reasonable duties discussed and directed by the line manager.

The company reserves the right to expand the short listing criteria to facilitate the short listing process.

Donnelly Group is an equal opportunities employer

What you will need

Required criteria

  • A full UK driving licence
  • Eligibility to work in the UK
  • At least 2 A Levels or equivalent qualification
  • Previous relevant work experience
  • IT skills, (MS Word, PowerPoint and Excel)
  • GCSE Maths and English
  • Flexible to work hours required to carry out the role effectively and travel (to the training sessions)

Professional skills you’ll need for this job opportunity

Customer Service

Customer Service

Establishing Rapport With Clients

Establishing Rapport With Clients

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Exceptional Customer Service Skills

Time Management/Organisational skills

Time Management/Organisational skills



Exceeding Customer Expectations

Exceeding Customer Expectations

Working Under Pressure

Working Under Pressure

Donnelly Group

As Northern Ireland’s largest family-owned motor retailer in Northern Ireland, the Donnelly Group offers customers the best deals on a huge selection of new cars, used cars, and commercial vehicles. Built on customer service over 70 years ago, the Donnelly Group prides itself on the quality of service provided to every customer throughout the process of matching them to a vehicle that suits their needs, requirements, and budget. With nine locations across Northern Ireland in Ballymena, Bangor, Belfast, Derry/Londonderry, Dungannon, Dungannon M1, Eglinton, Enniskillen, Mallusk, and Maydown Derry/Londonderry, motorists are never far away from a Donnelly Group showroom.
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The Donnelly Group has been synonymous with the motor industry in Northern Ireland since 1947 when Peter Donnelly started a vehicle repair and taxi business in Caledon on the border of Co Tyrone and Armagh. Since then the Donnelly Group has become the largest family-owned automotive company in Northern Ireland. We offer competitive salaries, industry-leading work-life balance, generous holiday allowance, continuous training and development, wide-ranging benefits, and an opportunity to give volunteering time back to the communities within which we serve through the Donnelly Group Foundation.

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Our teams across all our branches get involved with fundraising for our nominated charity partner, through football tournaments, Donnelly Group bake-off events, dragon boat racing, abseiling, cycling events as well as having a ‘Foundation Day’; a paid day off, to get involved with community projects. We like to feel that we work hard and play hard.

Our benefits

Vacation, Paid time off

Performance bonuses

Paid sick days

Retirement plan and/or pension

Office perks

Employee development programs

Employee discounts

Free parking

Cycle to work

Referral bonus

Competitive salary

Life insurance

Family and friends rates

Long service recognition

Wellbeing Scheme

Work With Charities

Social Opportunities

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