The sky’s the limit for new Jennings recruit

Posted on 23 Apr 2008

A young man from Boldon has his feet firmly on the ground - thanks to a recent career change.

Having previously worked as a flight crew attendant, Chris Dickson, 24, decided it was time to exchange his British Airways uniform for a Jennings Ford Direct suit.

Having been based at Heathrow Airport for the past six years, Chris, who is originally from Hebburn, decided it was time to relocate to the North East when he met his girlfriend, Lisa Nichol, who is also from the region.

“Although we both enjoyed being based in London, Lisa and I were keen to move back to the North East to set up a home in Jarrow,” said Chris.

“I knew I wanted to do something different and car sales is something I’ve always been interested in. When I saw the vacancy for a sales executive at Jennings Ford Direct in South Shields, it sounded perfect.”

His new role with Jennings Ford Direct entails working as part of a team consisting of eight sales executives and three managers, achieving sales objectives and liaising with existing and potential customers.

Chris attended St Joseph’s Comprehensive School in Hebburn where he successfully obtained ‘A’ Levels in Geography, Biology and IT before experiencing full-time employment with British Airways.

Chris went on to say; “Since leaving school, working as an air steward has been my one and only job. From what I’ve experienced so far at Jennings, I’m confident and look forward to furthering my career with the Group.”

Gavin Moffatt, sales manager at Jennings Ford Direct in South Shields, said; “Having previously worked in a predominantly customer focussed role, Chris has excellent communication skills, which is a strength and quality that goes hand in hand in sales.”

Gavin added; “Considering Chris isn’t from a sales orientated background, he is proving to be an asset to the team, having already sold eight models in his first two weeks.”

For more information, customers can call into the Newcastle Road dealership or contact 0191 427 6666 or view Jennings Ford Direct.

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