Published: 04 Oct 2010

The internet proved to be the essential tool for a young Sunderland man when he was looking for a job in car sales.

Ambitious, Dan Byrne, 26, from Roker, knew he wanted to sell cars and when he logged on to the recruitment section within Jennings Ford’s website at, he found the perfect job.

Within 48 hours of applying for the position of sales executive at the group’s Riverside Road dealership, just off Wessington Way in Sunderland, Dan, who has more than more than six years’ experience in car sales, attended an interview and was offered the job.

It was a business studies course about running a car dealership that he took part in at secondary school which steered him towards wanting to pursue a career in car sales.

Dan added; “Being given this excellent opportunity is fantastic and a challenge I am very much looking forward to.”

Working as part of an 8-strong sales team, Dan is responsible for selling new and used cars to customers across Wearside, contributing towards monthly, quarterly and annual sales objectives set out by Ford Motor Company, ensuring customer’s vehicles are inspected and delivered within the allocated time schedule and delivering the highest level of customer service.

After leaving school, Dan completed an Advanced ICT Computer course and a Business Studies course at Sunderland College, prior to finding a job as a car valeter. After two years, he found a job as a trainee sales executive and later moved on to gain valuable experience and knowledge as a sales executive at various dealerships across the region.

Welcoming Dan on board, Paul Beadling, sales manager at Jennings Ford in Sunderland, said; “The recruitment section within our website advertises vacancies across the group and it is one of the many popular and regularly visited sections within the site.

“We are delighted to strengthen our sales force by welcoming Dan on board. The wealth of experience and knowledge he has gained over the years made him the perfect candidate for the vacancy.”

For more information about the range of products and services available at JenningsFord in Sunderland, call into the Riverside Road dealership or contact 0191 5491111.

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