Auction Set-Up Student Placement 2024/25 - NI

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Job Description

Euro Auctions is a world leading, global auctioneer of industrial plant, construction & agricultural equipment. With 9 sites located in the UK, Germany, Spain, Australia, Abu Dhabi & USA. Euro Auctions conducts 50+ auctions selling thousands of Lots every year.

Your placement year really matters especially when you are making your first career move. 

Euro Auctions gives you the chance to make an impact and make your placement really count.

You will quickly become a respected member of the team and develop rounded business skills that will serve you regardless of where your future takes you.

The Job

  • Learn the entire auction setup process and be responsible for maintaining operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Oversee yard layout by rowing up, sorting, lotting, and lining up both electronically and physically to maximise every inch of the yard.
  • Oversee the processing of all auction stock ensuring accuracy of descriptions and correct procedures are followed.
  • Safe coordination and control of all loading and unloading activities.
  • Operate and move a variety of heavy equipment and trucks.
  • Ensure all auction stock is suitably prepared for sale, photographed, and displayed on the company website.
  • Manage and coordinate the workloads of all yard staff and subcontractors.
  • Liaise with the marketing team to ensure all equipment is photographed and brochures complete.
  • Effective Stock Management and resolutions of issues.
  • Liaise with customers and hauliers on suitable delivery and collection times.
  • Become a Bid Catcher/Ringman.

The Person

This role requires an organised individual with excellent problem solving and task management skills. Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential. Due to the nature of this role, you must be able to work both indoors and outdoors year-round and have the ability to climb on and off large equipment.

While these opportunities are initially aimed at third year placement students, they are also open to fresh graduates eager to gain valuable international business experience.

The Requirements

  • Be studying towards a third level discipline preferably in Business, IT, HR, Marketing or Accounts (other disciplines will be considered)
  • Show proficiency in entire MS Office suite especially Excel.
  • The ability to work fulltime for 12-15 months.
  • Maintain a valid passport and driving licence.
  • Exhibit flexibility and willingness to work extra hours during busy auction periods.
  • Be away from home 1-2 weeks at a time 4-5 times a year to travel to other auction sites.
  • Previous experience of stock control is desirable.
  • Experience/interest in heavy plant machinery and good knowledge of the different categories is desirable.
  • Experience in forklift/telehandler driving is desirable.

To exceed in this position, you will

  • Be reliable, self-motivated with good attention to detail and an exceptional work ethic.
  • Self-motivated and able to work to strict deadlines with limited supervision.
  • Be systems orientated.
  • Possess exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Have a desire to exceed expectations.

Closing Date

Closing date for all applications is the 19th January 2024, after which those selected will be invited to an assessment evening on the last week of January.   

If you think you have what it takes to make it at Euro Auctions please upload your CV, in English, via the link below or email it to [email protected]. Please ensure you select which department you wish to be considered for.

Euro Auctions thank all applicants in advance; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted.

All placements are paid and offer exposure to global market, some offer the chance to travel to other sites.


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