What is the Rookie Training Academy?
It’s a pretty common practice in a sales environment to throw people in at the deep end and see what happens. At Peter Vardy, we believe in supporting and developing our colleagues to be the best that they can be, so that kind of approach doesn’t really work for us. In fact, we think lots of people have decided (or been told) that they aren’t right for sales, when really the company they went to work for just didn’t give them the support and training they needed to become a great success.
That’s where our Rookie Training Academy comes in. We’re inviting people who are new to the automotive industry, or new to the sales environment to come along and show us their drive and passion to succeed and their natural rapport with people from all walks of life. We’ll use our knowledge and expertise to identify the people we believe are most likely to succeed and if you fall within that category, we’ll invite you to be part of our Rookie Training Academy.
For 12 weeks, you’ll join our other ‘Sales Rookies’ for a full programme where we’ll focus on giving you everything you need to become a highly successful sales advisor in our award winning organisation.
The programme will be a mixture of classroom training at our head office and ‘hands on’ activities at your designated dealership (as well as a few more unusual days that we’ll keep a surprise for now). We’ll work closely with you to build your confidence and knowledge and make sure you know exactly what it takes to create delighted customers who always come back to us.
On top of all this, you’ll have a dedicated trainer and mentor throughout the entire programme who will continue to support you once you’re out in the job for real.
So, here’s the thing. We know what it takes to deliver a fantastic customer experience. We might be young, but we’ve got some serious experience in the industry and we’ve spent years researching the best practices from all over the world. We need great people with great attitudes to come and join us on the next phase in our journey. It’s going to be hard work, great fun and we’re going to keep getting better and better. That’s why you’ll love it so much.....read the testimonials from our sales advisors who graduated from the Rookie Academy this year:
"As someone who had no previous sales experience I am incredibly grateful of the training Peter Vardy provides through the Rookie Academy. It really sets you up for a career in the motor trade. Everything is broken down with the 'Peter Vardy Sales Process' - this allows you to gain a better understanding of what goes in to the job and what is expected of you. You will be paired up with a Sales Advisor at your dealership who will help to expand your knowledge of the motor trade and allow you to witness the sales process in action. Seeing someone with experience doing it really puts it in to perspective. If you are lucky enough to be a part of the Rookie Academy, you should grab the opportunity with both hands as the level of training provided is second to none.”
Emily Meek (Sales Advisor, Motherwell)
"Car sales was a career I have always wanted to pursue and the Rookie Programme gave me the backing and support to help me do this. The mixture of theory and on-the-job learning as well as the help and support I received from the staff in the dealership went hand in hand to give me the best possible start to the world of car sales I could have wished for and for what I see as being long and prosperous career for myself.”
Hadleigh Blackwell (Sales Advisor, Edinburgh)
How to Apply
Well does what you see sound good? Sound like a journey you are ready to begin?
Couple of questions to think about before applying:
- Do I have passion and a determination to succeed?
- Do I want to provide an exceptional experience every day?
- Do I want to get better every day and be the best at what I do?
- Do I want to work hard and get a great package and rewards in return?
- Do I have a natural excitement and buzz about working in a sales or customer service environment?
- Do I want to be a really important part of a successful team?
If so then what we are looking for is an up to date CV with a cover letter. The covering letter will form the basis of whether you will start your journey in Peter Vardy so careful thought is needed in this. Tell us about why you are the right person and what this would mean to you and maybe even impress us with some knowledge that you have on us as a company. Remember you only have one chance to make a first impression! Please keep this to an A4 page if possible.
Cover Letter (1x A4 Page)
Please note a driving license is essential in order to apply for the Rookie Academy - no license?? Then go out and get one and apply next year!
So you’ve done an amazing cover letter and CV, what next?
Forward this to firstname.lastname@example.org heading the subject as 'Rookie Academy Application'.
Remember to leave us your email address and best contact number to get you on, no number means you will lose out!
Want to talk to someone?
If you want to talk to our friendly Rookie Academy recruitment team with any questions we can be contacted on 0141 773 5303.