The first recruit into Avant Homes’ innovative sales advisor training programme has graduated, following a six-month study and work experience course in Yorkshire.
Jasmine Tubridy is the first trainee to qualify from the programme, which is unique to the housebuilding sector. The programme focuses on bringing talented and enthusiastic people who do not have previous experience in new homes sales into a career in this sector.
Avant Homes’ graduate sales advisor, Jasmine Tubridy, said: “For me, this was an incredible opportunity to expand my current sales skills and grow within the company. Taking part in the training programme, especially with Avant Homes which has a reputation for focusing on excellent customer service, was such an exciting experience and I would like to thank them for giving me the chance to delve into the industry.
“I am looking forward to putting into practice everything I have learnt and helping people to find their dream home and building communities.”
The Avant Homes sales advisor training involves a six-step programme combining classroom-based activities and on the job training across Avant Homes’ developments in Yorkshire. The programme aims to develop and train budding sales advisors to offer the Avant Homes difference, nurture and develop trainees’ talents and ultimately enhance the customer experience and achieve sales. The end result will be fully competent sales advisors who can confidently and efficiently direct customers from reservation to completion.
Commenting on Jasmine’s achievement, Avant Homes’ managing director, Mark Mitchell, said: “At Avant Homes we are committed to giving our customers the best possible homebuying experience – from the quality of the property and the superior specification to outstanding customer service. Our approach to housebuilding is totally different to our competitors, so we felt that our sales training should be different too.
“Over the last six months, Jasmine has demonstrated confidence and enthusiasm in every aspect of her role and now possesses the skills required to become a highly competent sales advisor. We’re very impressed with Jasmine’s passion and eagerness to learn, and we’re confident that she will enjoy a successful career with Avant Homes now her training is complete.”
Avant Homes is planning to expand the training programme in Yorkshire, as well as looking to recruit trainees across its regional operating companies in Scotland, North East and in the Midlands.