Salesman buys car from rival brand and lands job with dealership
A car salesman has landed a job with a rival brand, after crossing the forecourts to buy a new vehicle.
Despite working for a rival car dealership Scott Albison (19), from Highworth, bought a new Suzuki Swift Sport from Swindon dealership Pebley Beach – and was so impressed with the level of customer service and the friendliness of the staff he decided to apply for a job there.
"I already owned a Suzuki Swift Sport – which is quick, affordable, and not too bad on the insurance for a young driver like me – and wanted a new one," said Scott.
"I walked from the dealership where I worked to Pebley Beach to make my purchase, and it occurred to me what a great place it would be to work. So when a job came up two months later I applied – and was successful!"
The former Warneford School and Cirencester College pupil started his sales career at Swindon's Designer Outlet, selling audio equipment for top-end brand Bose.
But the petrolhead always fancied selling cars for a living.
Now he'll be showing prospective buyers around the new range of Suzukis... although when he talks about a 'good little runner' it won't be clear if he's describing the car or himself – when he's not at work Scott enjoys road running and is training towards a half marathon.
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