Santander Consumer Finance has joined forces with specialist motor industry awarding organisation IMI Awards to offer accredited training programmes to its 3,000 dealer partners.
Following months of independent assessment, Quality Assured Awards recognition has been given to the F & I Specialist and Management Development Programmes.
Andy Green, marketing director at Santander Consumer Finance, said, “This is a major differentiator for us in our added value proposition to dealers. F & I training is a key factor in building successful development programmes, and dealers can feel confident that our courses are amongst the best in the industry”
Sales staff who pass an accredited Santander Consumer Finance course will receive an IMI Awards Quality Assured Award certificate in recognition of their achievements.
Pictured, from left, are: Paul Munns, dealer development manager, Santander Consumer Finance; Sue Myers, sales process and F & I director, Marshall Motor Group; Dan Ellison, Marshall Cambridge Ford; Louise Greenwood, Marshall Peterborough Peugeot; Nick Dubery, Marshall Knebworth Vauxhall; Jack Tutin, Marshall Peterborough Vauxhall
Sue Myers, sales process and F & I director, Marshall Motor Group, said: “We have used Santander Consumer Finance extensively this year for our F & I training and development. We have formed a very strong partnership that has made a significant difference to our performance.
“We have successfully developed 12 new business managers from our sales executive population which gives people in the organisation the opportunity to grow and develop internally. For us it means we can fill vacancies quickly and effectively.
“The inclusion of the IMI Accreditation through IMI Awards has added real value to our sales team and demonstrates that the highest quality of training is being provided“.
Steve Armstrong, lead external verifier at IMI Awards, said: “We are delighted to
work in partnership with a big brand like Santander Consumer Finance.
“The delivery of these Quality Assured Awards is being carried out professionally by an experienced team of trainers.
“In these difficult economic times, it is great to work with a business that can see the long term benefit of investing in skills for the future.”
Santander Consumer Finance has a dedicated training and development team focused on helping dealers maximise on car sales and F & I profitability through both consultancy and training solutions.
For more information and details of Santander Consumer Finance's training & development programmes through IMI Awards Accredited Courses contact Hannah Battishil at firstname.lastname@example.org or 01737 853511