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Jordan Avery: From Apprentice to Team Leader

At TFS we believe in making sure we provide our customers with the best leasing deals possible. Great service comes from the pride we put in our work and in our team. A vital team member who has shown hard work and development from the start of his TFS career is Jordan Avery.

Jordan has impressed us all by starting as an apprentice and becoming a successful team leader. To celebrate his growth within the company and how far he has come, we have asked him a few questions regarding his journey and his tips for success. See those below.

Why did you choose an apprenticeship?
I initially attempted college but decided to leave in favour of learning while earning through an internship. During my year at TFS, I earned a business administration certificate and have acquired valuable skills that can only be learned through hard work and determination.

What would be your advice for anyone considering an Apprenticeship?
I’d advise anybody to try an apprenticeship as it is a great way to build new skills and help with a person’s future opportunities and development within a company.

Experience is so important in today’s employment climate and apprenticeships help with gaining the needed experience for your future career.

How old were you when you started at TFS and how long did it take you to become a team leader?

I started my apprenticeship at 17 and at 23 I am now a successful Team Leader. Whilst my first role at the company was in website admin, I swiftly moved on to after sales, to sales and to now being a team leader. My commitment to the company is dependent on my passion for the work I do and the incredible team I am surrounded by.

During my career at TFS, I left the business for about a year and worked for O2 and Connect to explore my options. However, I came back to the company that first welcomed me as an apprentice and I have been able to develop as an employee and a person ever since.

What is the best part of working in sales?
I love working in sales. I enjoy the hard work and buzz of a successful sale. I love being able to meet different people everyday.

What do you love about your position and how did you become a successful team leader?
To be a successful team leader I put motivation first and foremost. I feel constant communication and encouragement always have to be there between my team and me, as well as between team members. I always strive to understand their needs and make sure everybody is on track. Whilst it takes tremendous leadership skills and hard work, I think that I prove that having experience in all sides of the business is the key to be successful.

What helped you the most: working or being an apprentice?
Being an apprentice has helped me immensely by giving me the skills and experience needed for my future career, however, the people at the company have helped me to become the team leader I am today. They were always incredibly approachable and ready to answer any questions I might have had during my apprenticeship and training.

Jordan is the living proof that starting as an apprentice can be the best career move of a person’s life. Apprenticeships are a great option for those who want to learn as much as possible while also earning. Jordan is a success story. From day one he has shown hard work, versatility and determination and he has grown to be the leader his team is proud of today.

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Posted on 20th December 2017 at 3:55 PM

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