Vehicle and Parts Salespersons and Advisers

Vehicle and parts salespersons and advisers sell new and used vehicles to the general public, and vehicle accessories and parts to garages, vehicle dealerships and the general public.


New workers

New workers start around £9,407. Normal pay is £25,837 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £51,157.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 58,981 vacancies for this type of job


Projected job growth over the next 8 years

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Orders new supplies, arranges storage and updates stock records.

  • Organises delivery of parts and handles payment.

  • Obtains parts from store or orders from suppliers.

  • Receives orders for parts by phone, email or in person and checks availability on stock record.

  • Updates stock record, orders new vehicles from manufacturer, buys in used cars.

  • Carries out pre-delivery inspection and formal hand-over of vehicle to customer.

  • Negotiates sale price including any ‘trade-in’ and extra accessories, works out finance arrangements and completes sales paperwork.

  • Discusses customer’s requirements, advises on most appropriate vehicle, explains its features and arranges test drive.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Vehicle Parts

  • Stock Control

  • Invoicing

  • Selling Techniques

  • Aftersales

  • Automotive Industry

  • Upselling

  • Stock Management

  • Warehousing

  • Sales Prospecting

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Sales

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • Organizational Skills

  • Computer Literacy

  • English Language

  • Enthusiasm

  • Mathematics

  • Management

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.