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Trainee Sales Advisor

From the commitment we pour into our homes, to the belief we bring to supporting amazing careers, a role at Persimmon is a springboard for Building Your New Possible. Discover new opportunities to grow, learn new skills and release your potential.

We’re Persimmon Homes, a FTSE 250 listed company and a leading UK house builder serving local communities across the UK and delivering around 10,000 homes a year. We have 29 operating businesses in Scotland, England and Wales three house-building brands and three off-site manufacturing facilities.

We’re looking for people like you, and this could be your opportunity to start Building Your New Possible.

What is the role?

We are recruiting for a Trainee Sales Advisor to join the Sales Team. This role reports to the Field Sales Manager. This is a training role where a full training Pathway is delivered.

The purpose of the role is to ensure sales targets are met through negotiation and selling of plots ensuring all aspects of the sale are in conformity with the standards set by the New Homes Quality Code.

The role will include:

Assist with sales activities for allocated developments, including lead management, customer appointments, reservations, sales transactions, legal completions and the sale of finishing touches, to ensure achievement of sales targets.
Support communication and administration associated with sales transactions, including liaising with Solicitors, Estate Agents and New Homes Mortgage Advisers to ensure concluded missives takes place in 42 days, required documentation is provided and the home sale is audit compliant.
Update and maintain the Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system to log the customer journey and facilitate timely and accurate management information.
Communicate with customers to ensure the pre-move and after-sales Persimmon Pledge is adhered to.
Work cohesively with other departments across the Operating Company such as Construction, Commercial and Legal to ensure achievement of completion targets and timely updates relating to plot progress.
Maintain the marketing suite and show homes on the development in line with brand and company standards.
Comply with the Group Health, Safety and Environment Policy and ensure compliance of prospective buyers during site visits and pre-sale and new home demonstrations to minimise incidents and accidents.

What experience, qualifications and skills are we looking for?

Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
A good understanding of Microsoft Package, including Excel and Word
Experience within a similar role or delivering sales in a service environment is advantageous
Able to build relationships across functions, internally and externally
Minimum of 5 GCSEs or Nat 5s A-C or above is preferred
Full UK Driving Licence is required

What’s in it for you?

The Salary & Benefits package

Salary competitive (DOE)
Contributory pension
Life cover

When you join us, the future is yours to explore. You can realise your full potential through industry-leading training and clearly signposted career paths. Persimmon is where hard graft and team spirit means real variety, satisfaction and rewards. A place where you can be at your best, and even go beyond what you thought you were capable of. If this sounds like the place for you, apply today and start Building Your New Possible.

Persimmon are Proud Sponsors of Team GB

No Agencies please – Persimmon will not accept speculative CVs as a means of introduction

Persimmon is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

Our aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best.

If you have any questions about the job or application process please contact us at

Time left to apply 28 days

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