Bristol Road Motors’ newly promoted Derby Nissan department supervisor has advised ladies beginning out on a profession in automotive to “simply obtained for it”.
Vikki Brooks has labored her manner up by the ranks on the automobile retail group’s AM100-ranked proprietor Vertu Motors since beginning her profession as an apprentice aged 18.
And, after progressing by new and used enterprise automobile supervisor and new automobile gross sales supervisor roles into her new place she is eager to encourage a brand new technology of ladies to drive their careers ahead.
Brooks, who has additionally graduated from Vertu’s management improvement programme, stated: “I’m happy and proud to be main the staff at Bristol Road Motors Derby Nissan.
“The help I’ve obtained from administration and colleagues throughout my seven years has been unbelievable. I’m very grateful to work for a forward-thinking firm that values its workforce.
“Inside Bristol Road Motors, there are such a lot of alternatives and insurance policies in place to make sure that all colleagues have the work-life stability they want. There’s additionally unbelievable coaching and improvement programs accessible.
“Though nonetheless male dominated, the trade is altering quickly; to any girl who’s eager about beginning a profession within the automotive trade, simply go for it.”
Bristol Road Motors’ Nissan dealership on Sir Frank Whittle Highway, Derby, was one of many Japanese carmaker’s first franchised dealerships to obtain a corporate identity (CI) upgrade not too long ago.
It’s a part of a community which is embracing electrification with the 2022 introduction of recent Juke and Qashqai E-Energy hybrids and the Ariya SUV.
Commenting on Brooks’ appointment, Vertu chief government Robert Forrester stated: “We’re delighted to have Vikki as our latest department supervisor. It’s nice to see the rising variety of ladies who need to construct a profession within the automotive trade, and Vikki has set a terrific instance of what may be achieved, seizing alternatives, and taking advantage of the corporate’s help.”
Andrew Humberstone, managing director of Nissan GB, added: “Individuals are essentially the most beneficial asset of our firm so it’s nice to have fun Vikki’s appointment to her new function and we want her each success in her profession.”