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New agency offers free trials for sales staff

Former BTC senior training consultant David Pimlott has teamed up with business partner Richard Erskine to form Precruitment.

Specializing in hiring sales staff for dealerships, Pimlott is concentrating on finding candidates seeking a career change to the automotive industry.

“We have been advertising on the DWP website for two days and have received about 50 calls,” he says.

Many enquiries are from people in sales jobs where they cannot see a future career, including white goods and mobile phones. They believe dealers offer a better opportunity.

Pimlott will shortlist candidates to attend a three-day training event.

“Candidates will learn the basics and then sent to a dealership in their area to work a two-day trial for free. Then the manager decides whether or not to hire the person,” says Pimlott.

“Candidates then work with the dealership for a month as a further trial.

“We book an appointment to see them after two weeks to iron out any issues that may arise. “Only after this period do we collect payment from the dealership.”

Precruitment is working with a number of dealer groups, including Gallaghers, who are given a money back guarantee if they do not end up hiring the candidate.

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