Published: 03 Mar 2011
An ambitious youngster, who decided to change his career, has landed the perfect job in sales at Jennings Ford.
Dedicated, Dan Race, 18, from Norton in Stockton, has joined the group’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough, as a sales executive.
The recent appointment has further strengthened the sales team at the dealership.
Despite leaving Ian Ramsey C of E School in Hartburn at the age of 16 with 11 GCSEs, Dan decided not to further his education and instead, found a full-time job as a crew member at McDonald’s on Teesside Park.
Within a year, Dan was promoted to manager and at the age of 17, was responsible for overseeing the day-to-day running of the busy fast food outlet.
But the ambitious youngster soon decided he wanted to change his career completely and his passion for motors steered him towards finding suitable employment within the motor trade.
Dan’s potential was soon recognised by sales manager, Colin Massey and the dedicated youngster was offered a job in sales at Jennings Ford’s Middlesbrough dealership.
In his new role, Dan will work as part of an eight-strong team selling new and used cars to customers across Teesside, in addition to contributing towards achieving monthly and quarterly sales objectives, liaising with existing and potential customers, processing orders, delivering the highest level of customer service and ensuring car delivery deadlines are met.
Dan said; “Learning about the product range has been very interesting. It’s a whole new learning curve for me, but I’m thoroughly enjoying the new challenges.
“I’m just delighted to have been given this excellent opportunity and look forward to a long and successful career with JenningsFord.”
Colin Massey, sales manager at the Jennings Ford branch on Cargo Fleet Lane, said; “The fact that Dan was responsible for running a fast food outlet at the age of 17, proves that he’s not only got potential and determination, but he’s also an ambitious and dedicated individual with drive to succeed. I am delighted to welcome him on board and wish him every success in his new role and chosen career.”
For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Ford, call into the Cargo Fleet Lane branch or contact 01642 240055.
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