At Mode we like to celebrate our sales teams’ achievements. Every member of our sales team is rigorously trained in our very own Mode Academy. Led by our Sales Trainee Development Manager Nick Ball, all trainees are professionally developed, learning our ‘Mode way’ and given all the tools and expertise to enable them to have all the latest product and technological information. Each recruit goes through intensive training so it is a real achievement when they pass the Mode Academy.
This week has certainly been a successful week with 2 trainees graduating to be sent out to the field to sell for Mode.
We caught up with the 2 guys who have been successful in the Academy.
Ben has been with Mode since September 2014 straight from 6th Form College where he also had a part time job at Sainsbury’s. Ben joined Mode, having always wanted to pursue a career in customer facing sales. Ben had heard from people he knew within the industry how successful Mode were and how much we were expanding, and he wanted to be part of that success! Ben commented:
“The Mode Academy has been a catalyst in my progression from trainee to salesperson and it’s also been extremely beneficial to me personally.
“I came into the company as a young boy from school and within the year I have grown and developed in my confidence with extensive knowledge so that I can go out into the field and meet customers! This is all due to the amount of training that the company invests into their staff. There is a real sense of togetherness at Mode as well as desire to succeed. This is all stems from Nick who has been influential in my development.”
Luke joined the team in November 2014 and he joined us from the management team at Tesco.
He had always wanted to get into sales and having seen the work environment at our Head office and the opportunities Mode offered to succeed, he could not wait to be part of the team! Luke commented:
“I think Mode is fantastic! They really take the time to make sure you have all the tools available to be successful, and that you have excellent training. Everybody gets involved and helps you with any obstacles. The training is challenging, however, the end result gives you endless opportunity to succeed at the highest level”
We wish Ben and Luke all the success in their next stage of their journey at Mode and look forward to seeing them continue to develop within the business.