From the forces to Ford

Posted on 07 Sep 2007

A man from Redcar has exchanged his handcuffs and truncheon for a job in the motor industry.

John Mitchell, 27, is the latest sales recruit at JenningsFord’s Cargo Fleet Lane dealership in Middlesbrough.

Prior to being offered the job at JenningsFord, John worked as a police officer for Cleveland Police.

“I had been working as a police officer for a number of years, but I felt it was time for a change and I was keen to do something completely different,” said John.

He added; “I’ve always been interested in motors, but the closest I used to get was at Santa Pod when I went to see all the modified car displays and races that take place there each year.”

“When I heard about the vacancy in sales at JenningsFord, I just knew it was the perfect challenge for me.”

Prior to joining the police force, John spent three years working as an electrician in the Royal Signals after completing a BTEC National Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering at Redcar and Cleveland College.

John’s new role at JenningsFord will entail selling new and used cars to motorists across Teesside, working closely with the sales team to achieve quarterly sales objectives set out by Ford Motor Company and liaising with existing and potential customers.

Ray Riaz, general manager at JenningsFord in Middlesbrough, said; “Despite John not having any sales background, he’s definitely proving that he’s got what it takes to be a good sales person.”


For more information about the Ford range available at Jennings, customers can call into the Cargo Fleet Lane dealership or contact 01642 240055.

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