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Persimmon Homes hunt for new faces to join the construction industry

10 March 2016

Persimmon Homes is appealing for job hunters in Devon and Somerset to take their first steps in the construction industry.

Persimmon Homes South West is looking for up and coming talent to hire as they seek to add to their existing workforce across the county.

Sales advisors, administrators and trainees in sales are all sought after by Persimmon Homes South West as it heads up a recruitment drive for 2016.

The company already has a presence in Devon with developments at Galileo, Greenacres and Hill Barton Vale in Exeter as well as Tawcroft in Barnstaple.

In Somerset it is building at Heathfield Gardens in Taunton and Jasmine Gardens in Wellington.

Nina Hester, sales director for Persimmon Homes South West, says she wants ‘young and driven’ people to bolster the team.

She said: “At Persimmon Homes we are always on the lookout for determined and passionate workers and as 2016 begins we continue to do just that.”

“We have so many avenues within the company for people to forge out a career and none of them necessarily require a university degree – we ask for young and driven minds.

“I would encourage those who want to join an exciting and thriving business to look where we have vacancies and send us a strong CV.”

Stacey Harris, aged 34, from Exeter, is a sales manager at Persimmon Homes.

She joined the company in 2010 after working at Exeter Airport for nine years and rose through the ranks to her current role.

Stacey said: “Every day is different and that was important for me when going for the job.

“It has challenges that I enjoy rising to and I like interacting with our customers.”

“I would say if you want to work in sales you have to be practical, a logical thinker and certainly a problem solver.”

Marie Abbott, 34, from Ottery St Mary followed a similar path as Stacey.

She also joined from Exeter Airport in October 2014 and within six months was promoted to sales manager, she said: “It was a massive change going from people who were going up on an aircraft to people moving into a house. I’m learning all the time and you have to organised in this job.

“I’d like to think I’m proof that should anyone step into this industry from a different background your hard work is rewarded.”

Alex Chilcott, 19, from Glastonbury is also based at Persimmon Homes South West’s Exeter office.

The sales advisor began with Persimmon Homes as a trainee at 16 and worked part time with the company while studying business at college.

She said: “ A lot of people go to university for a degree but while that has its advantages more and more companies want to see experience.

“I was fortunate to take advantage of this and now I’m in a career that I really enjoy and looking to progress within the company.”

“I really enjoy it and I’d recommend anyone who is determined to look at joining us at Persimmon Homes.”

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