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Drive Vauxhall Bristol recruits extra staff to cope with 'insane' demand

Drive Vauxhall Bristol has welcomed five new sales staff across two sites to help it deal with the “insane” level of demand for new cars.

The dealership partnered with MotorVise Automotive to streamline the process. It narrowed down hundreds of applications to select 30 for a recruitment day.

Michael Leatherbarrow, general manager of Drive Vauxhall Bristol, said: “The current demand for cars is incredible and delivering excellent customer service is very much the key. We have over recruited because we are so busy.

“It’s great to bring people into the industry and the guys here are already doing their on-the-job training, before continuing with bespoke classroom-based learning in the coming weeks.”

MotorVise Automotive made the process simple by selecting the applicants best suited to Drive Vauxhall Bristol’s business. It also ensured that candidates underwent a Covid test and that social distancing guidelines were followed, as well as supplying masks and hand sanitiser.

Leatherbarrow added: “It’s very, very, busy – and to maintain and sustain this level of interest you need great sales teams in place.

“This recruitment drive will enable us to continue selling cars and delivering excellent customer service to the many customers visiting our showrooms.”

Fraser Brown, founder and managing director of MotorVise Automotive, said: “We take care of the entire recruitment process leaving the dealer to focus on their day job of selling cars.

“Our recruitment days find people who are the right fit for the business in terms of attitude, personality, and people skills. With no limit on the number of candidates recruited, we offer excellent value for money, which is why many dealers, like Drive, keep coming back to us for their recruitment needs.”

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