Journalism graduate steers towards a successful career in car sales

Posted on 10 Dec 2014

A promotion is on the cards for an ambitious member of the sales team at Jennings Kia, part of the Jennings Motor Group, within five months of joining the company.

Rebecca Prudhoe, 25, from Wardley in Gateshead, joined the Parsons Road dealership in Washington as a sales executive in July.

Within the short period of time Rebecca has been with the company, her hard work, dedication and commitment hasn’t gone unnoticed by franchise manager, Chris Nixon.  This month, Rebecca will complete a training course through Kia Motors with the aim to become a Motability specialist, in addition her existing role of sales executive at the dealership.

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Rebecca, who graduated from Sunderland University with a degree in Magazine Journalism, was steered towards a career in car sales when she embarked on a one-year graduate business management programme through her previous employer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car.

“One of the topics on the graduate programme entailed learning all aspects of sales, which I thoroughly enjoyed,” said Rebecca.

It was then when she decided to look for job in car sales and applied for the vacancy at the Jennings Kia dealership.

As sales executive, Rebecca is currently responsible for selling the new Kia model line-up, which is available with the manufacturer’s competitive 7-year warranty package, contributing towards achieving sales objectives set out by Kia Motors (UK) Ltd, in addition to also selling quality approved used cars available at the Washington dealership, liaising and advising customers throughout the purchasing process, delivering cars within the allocated time scale to customers and providing the highest level of customer service.

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Rebecca added; “I was delighted when I was initially given the opportunity to work as part of the sales team at Jennings Kia, but to also be given the opportunity to learn about the Motability side of the business, is fantastic.

“The Kia model line-up is a fun and exciting range that offers customers high quality, attractive and stylish products at affordable prices.”

When Rebecca completes the Motability training programme, she will take on the added role of Motability specialist, which will entail working alongside Peter Hudson, who is also a Motability specialist, and assisting and advising Motability customers.

Chris Nixon, franchise manager at the Parsons Road dealership, said; “Rebecca’s potential was recognised immediately and as a result of her hard work, we are delighted to have arranged additional training with the aim to become a Motability specialist at the dealership in the future.”

Jennings Kia, part of Jennings Motor Group houses the full range of new cars all of which come with the manufacturer’s market-leading seven-year peace of mind warranty package.

Customers who purchase a car from the dealership, can also take advantage of a service and parts department available at the Parsons Road site.

For more information about the range of products and services available at Jennings Kia in Washington, call into the Parsons Road dealership, contact 0191 552 5812.

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