John R Ford
Your local Ford Dealer for over 60 years

John R Ford Recruitment

Current Opportunities
Vehicle Technician/Mechanic Vacancy Job Description - £2,000 joining bonus *

This is a full-time permanent role, where you will be working 39 hours a week with a good basic wage, plus a generous uncapped bonus scheme with opportunities for overtime for those who wish to work additional hours. OTE of £33000

Key Responsibilities:

  • Carry out inspections, repairs and services to the highest of standards within scheduled times, meeting company and franchise standards.
  • Making sure all necessary Vehicle Health Checks are completed accurately.
  • Take responsibility for ensuring all jobs are completed to a good standard.
  • Replace components, parts, lubricants and consumables and record usage.
  • Adhere to strict Health and safety guidelines at all times.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Minimum NVQ level qualification (or equivalent).
  • The capability to work within a highly successful team.
  • MOT Card preferable but not essential.
  • A full UK driving licence is essential.

Join John R Ford and benefit from the following:

  • Joining family run business with over 60 years of history.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Death-in-service benefit scheme.
  • New and used vehicle purchase schemes for you and your family.
  • Discounted Service and Repairs for employees and qualifying relatives.
  • Introductory commission schemes.
  • Tool Insurance cover.
  • 22 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays).
  • Comprehensive Manufacturer Training programme.
  • Modules in electric vehicle servicing and repair; preparing you for the electric revolution.
  • Opportunity to be trained as an MOT tester.

And as a rewarding start, we will offer you a £2,000 joining bonus, T&C’s apply*.

*Starting bonus of £2,000 (gross) is applicable to new starting Vehicle Serv

Apprentice Service Advisor

We are seeking an Apprentice Service Advisor to join the busy Aftersales department.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Book in customer vehicles for servicing, manage and follow up all work in progress on customer vehicles; liaise regularly with the customer and Workshop Controller (and Technicians as required) to meet pre-arranged time frames.
  • Establish rapport with and provide outstanding care to the customer whilst demonstrating the ability to work calmly under pressure.
  • Identify and anticipate ways in which you can help the customer (effective problem solving) whilst also considering the importance of achieving business objectives, whether they be manufacturer standards or the sales and profitability of work undertaken.
  • Ensure the customer understands the service charges, what work will be carried out and involve technical advisors to answer queries where necessary.
  • Arrange/collect payment from customers over the telephone or in person.
  • Introduce additional sales and profitability opportunities (service plans and other accessories).

Minimum requirements:

  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • IT literate
  • Good organisational skills and attention to detail.
  • Good communication skills.

Full training will be given with the opportunity to gain a permanent position once the apprenticeship has ended

Hours are Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm with an hour for lunch and alternate Saturday mornings

22 Days holiday plus bank holidays off

Company pension and life cover included

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John R Ford & Sons (Shefford) Ltd is an Appointed Representative of Automotive Compliance Ltd, who is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA No 497010). Automotive Compliance Ltd’s permissions as a Principal Firm allows John R Ford & Sons (Shefford) Ltd to act as a credit broker, not as a lender, for the introduction to a limited number of lenders. We are a credit broker and not a lender. We can introduce you to a limited number of lenders and their finance products. We are not an independent financial advisor and we act as their agent for this introduction. We may advise you on the products, subject to your personal circumstances, though you are not obliged to take our advice or recommendation. We do not charge you a fee for our services. Whichever lender we introduce you to, we will typically receive commission from them (either a fixed fee or a fixed percentage of the amount you borrow). For your reassurance, all of the lenders we work with could pay commission at different rates, but the commission we receive does not influence the interest rate you will pay. Our aim is to secure finance for you at the lowest interest rate you are eligible for from our panel of lenders. If you ask us what the amount of commission is, we will tell you in good time before the Finance agreement is executed. All finance applications are subject to status, terms and conditions apply, UK residents only, 18’s or over. Guarantees may be required.
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