A graduate sales advisor from Ellesmere Port who joined Persimmon Homes last November is following in her father’s footsteps.
Nina Whalley, 22, has been in sales since she was just 16, mainly through retail.
Despite graduating with a degree in textiles from Manchester Metropolitan University, she took a leaf out of her dad’s book – Persimmon’s West Yorkshire sales director Simon Whalley – and opted for a career selling houses.
Nina said: “I have really enjoyed the training process with Persimmon, from the one-on-one classroom exercises, through learning all about construction and health and safety, right up to being on a development, especially the fast moving ones!
“I’m on my own site now at The Shires, in Shrewsbury, and it’s been brilliant. I love meeting customers and working so closely with them for so long – sometimes you can be working with a customer for six months if they buy off plan. But I feel like I can make a real difference to their buying experience.”
Nina was working at Newcastle-under-Lyme development Milliners Green when she sold her first house, an experience she says was the highlight of her career so far.
“Selling my first house was amazing, and now I get a real buzz from helping a family choose a home, making the sale and then finally watching as the family moves in – it’s at that point that the whole process make sense,” added Nina.
Persimmon Homes has announced it is taking part in a national recruitment drive to find 225 young people to join the business.
Persimmon North West is searching for up to five new apprentices in brick-laying and joinery, two new trainee sales advisors and two graduate/trainee technical staff.
Young people can find out more by visiting www.persimmonhomes.com/jobs .